September 10, 2008

Spare Us Your Change

At a town hall meeting yesterday, Obama lashed out at the McCain-Palin ticket's promise to clean up Washington, saying:
"You can't wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still going to stink after eight years."
Ummm... Mr Obama? Have you met you? This is probably about the point where Jon Stewart would play a hilarious montage of clips in which you call for change about three umptillion times.

Oh, wait, sorry — I'm being told that you can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change, as long as you also sprinkle it with some salt called hope.

I mean, seriously, is this what we have been fucking reduced to? Can't either candidate appreciate the irony in the fact that they are both calling for the same thing — and that thing is CHANGE?!!

Let me tell you something, Obama-Biden-McCain-Palin: I don't want any fucking change, okay? I want concrete stuff. I want good healthcare and a better economy and not to have to hide my US passport when I'm abroad. So why don't you all shut the hell up, stop trying to see who can end up in the changiest YouTube remix, and actually do some real fucking work, huh?

Ahem.

3 comments:

Claire said...

I don't share your viewpoint here but damn, can't argue with that title.

Mariana's spaceholder blog said...

Yeah, I feel the need to point out that Obama isn't criticizing McCain for calling for change, he's calling him a hypocrite for claiming to be a Maverick pushing for change when he really is pushing the same agenda as Bush. Also, I did feel like Obama made some concrete points about the change he was going to make in his DNC speech.

That said, I am definitely at a disadvantage in discussing politics with you...

Andrew said...

Meh. I really just cover up my total lack of political knowledge by using bad words and punny headlines. In a real discussion you would probably have me in a metaphorical stranglehold.

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