Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Long Strange Trip

What a long strange trip it's been!

We've had:
  • Flavors of the month 
  • Brain farts 
  • Flip flops 
  • Vacant stares
  • Job creators
  • Foot long hot dogs 
  • Unproven evolution 
  • Family values
  • Invented people
  •  $10,000 bets
  • "Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan"
  • Smoking in the commercial
  • Huntsman in, Huntsman out
  • Bachmann in,  Bachmann out
  • Perry in, Perry out
  • Cain in, Cain out
  • Cain in, out, in, out, in, out - allegedly!
  • The bane of Bain
  • Santorum and Jesus 
  • Newt  in, Newt out
  • Climate Change, What Me Worry? 
  • Cut the deficit
  • Tax the rich
  • Paul in, Paul out
  • Santorum in, Santorum out 
  • 12 million jobs
  • Arithmetic
  • Safety nets
  • Didn't build that
  • Clinton to the rescue
  • Eddie Munster
  • 47%
  • Obama asleep
  • Mitt moderates
  • Fire Big Bird!
  • Body shut downs
  • God digs rape
  • Biden's ridin'
  • Oh, Sandy,
  • "Oh, Barack!"

and then, an election that's over in a couple of hours.

Two years of campaigning, negative advertising,  lies and distortions, untold dollars spent,  and thousands upon thousands upon thousands of hours focused on polls and politicking instead of solving the nation's problems, all leading up to maybe four hours or so of suspense.  

That's like two hours of foreplay followed by less than a half-second of sex.

Something's wrong.  



Cee Martinez said...

Am not kidding I threw a fit when the election was over just like that. I had my PBJ, cozy in my fave pajamas, ready for some fun with the Daily Show and Colbert, pot of tea, prepped to sit it out on twitter until at least 6AM and I was only halfway through my PBJ AND THE ELECTION IS OVER???????? I CAN'T EVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Perry Block said...

You're right of course, DPB.

Now calm the fuck down. And thanks for writing.

K.B. Owen said...

Don't forget the "binders full of women" Perry! I can't believe you forgot about us binders...oops, I mean...women. :) Gee, I wonder why he lost?

Perry Block said...


Well, binders full of women was one of the things I thought was OK. Oooops ... I mean, missed that one!

I'm sure I forgot a lot of them but reliving the whole campaign was just too painful.