Posted January 6th, 2010 @ 10:54am by Erik J. Barzeski
Where are those public, televised healthcare negotiations Obama promised?
I didn't vote for Obama. I voted for John McCain, though primarily for the same reasons that I voted for Bush the second time - because I disliked the other guy more.
I resented the outright smugness that some (most?) Obama supporters exhibited. The guy's turned out to be a dud - and now, a liar, it would seem - but as my wife said the other day I'm glad he's not actually done anything. Where have all those smug bastards gone? How smug are they feeling now? How superior? They may still have backed the "better" guy for them, but the guy they backed turned out to be better than the guy that existed in reality.
I continue to despise the entire party system. Screw parties! Who needs 'em? All they do is force people to vote in ways on certain issues contrary to how they feel simply because they need support for something they believe in later. It's created a system where someone who values small(er) government, for example, is also a God-fearing nut who can't stand the thought of abortion. I tend to be more Republican than Democrat (and more Libertarian than either), but I'm a mix of all things, and I think our politicians are as well and should be allowed to as such. The party system has failed. It's given us John McCain vs. Barack Obama. George Bush vs. John Kerry. And a House and Senate that votes pretty much down party lines and almost always has. Yippee.