getting pretty sick of people telling me that obama and romney are just ‘the same’.
i’m no fan of parliamentary ‘democracy’—but what does this even fucking mean?—it’s not even a critique. it says nothing.
yeah, i’m sure they’re the same for you—as a white male. living in canada.
I’m not sure who you’re referring to (I am also a Canadian male), but to me the two mofos are the same in that their freedom to enact substantially different policies is severely limited (whether they really think differently or not). Yes, they try to appear different, they have slightly different backgrounds and “complexions” but once in power, they’d do the same things.
Personally, I like Obama more and given the chance I’d probably vote for him. It may even be true that his inability to keep his promises is actually getting to him. He is, however, a bit too pompous for my taste and he doesn’t seem to understand what debating is about, he doesn’t like debating (weird for a lawyer) or he simply wanted to lose the first one just so that he can go on the glorious route of Kerry and Mondale, who have also won the first televised debate against the incumbent.
Romney, OTOH, is a putts. His body language, EVERYTHING, betrays his deep conflict between his disdain for regular people and his rational need to beg for votes.
But no matter which one gets elected, USA will continue to be a beacon for strong-handed policing and curtailing of personal and civil liberties, corporatism / fascism / cronyism, war on drugs as disguised imperialism abroad and interment of potential dissidents at home, copyright clusterfuck, descration of privacy right and all the other cancers that have come to dominate the political life in USA and are now being exported elsewhere. Here in Canada the conservative government through Vic Toews appears to go in the direction of deletion of privacy rights, annihilation of civil liberties, private prisons and strong policing through the crime omnibus bill.
Hopefully, now you know what I fucking mean.
oh, of course. completely on board here.
what i detest is the populist rage against the machine-fan “they’re just the same” without the actual content (which you have certainly provided) which would render the statement meaningful.
if you really wanted to know, the text i was considering was my ‘buddy’s’ statement:
“I want Mitt Romney to win for the same reason I wanted Rob Ford to win. Because politician’s value in my eyes has been reduced simply to the amusement and laugh-ability factor. ”
which, forgive me if i think clearly demonstrates the circumvention around the difference of the real policies these men will introduce. as you say ” [the] USA will continue to be a beacon for strong-handed policing and curtailing of personal and civil liberties”. this is undeniable. my point, however, is there is indeed a real minor difference in the platforms advanced by each man, the more ‘conservative’ of which seriously curtails the well-being of american women.
I answered in my comments for the last debate.