Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I thought I could do it, but I just can't

I think that, through this whole election process, I sort of thought that if Clinton conceded I'd be like "Ok, fine, I'll vote for Obama... because I don't want John McCain...sigh"- but I can't do it.

Which is why my meager support is thrown towards the always bad ass Cynthia McKinney, who is running on the Green Party ticket. I still vote in NY, which is going to go to Obama anyway- but I cannot bring myself to vote for another goddamned penis. I just can't. I don't think the democrats are any better than the republicans- and that's something I've always said, and I've never actually voted democrat in my life (always third party), but in this past primary season, it's gotten like, 85 times worse- particularly in terms of misogyny (although, I've also always felt that leftist men are just as bad as right-wing men as far as this goes, and often worse because they think they get a pass on it). Half of the people I thought were ok before hand (Keith Olberman, Arianna Huffington, etc. and a variety of bloggers) I can no longer stand. As for Ms. Huffington- as Madeleine Albright said... "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."

There is no way I can be on the same team with people who wear shirts with Obama's face on it declaring "Bros before hos." You are not my people.

1 comment:

Grizzly Dad said...

Can you be more specific re: misogyny? Are you alleging that Clinton lost the nomination because of it? If so, what specifically was misogynistic about anyone's preference for Obama over Clinton? I've heard these general accusations of sexism and misogyny alot recently, and I'm genuinely interested in hearing specific instances of such. A dumb t-shirt that SOME supporters wear does not count, unless you're willing to apply that standard across the board, in which case you'd be without a candidate.