Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Madness

Nowadays, it’s all about shock. Radio personalities do it. Comedians do it. Television shows do it.

Say or do the thing that no one else has had the brass cajones to say or do in public or on the air—the thing that until now, common decency, courtesy or decorum has kept sane people from saying or doing—and you will grab the world by the throat and keep them coming back for more.

Okay…I can play that game. I want to play that game. Just this once.

Here is what I wish I could scream from the rooftops tonight:

If you have not bothered to educate yourself on at least some of the vital issues of the 2008 presidential campaign;

if you only come out of the political woodwork every four years to cast your vote for whomever your pastor or your boss or your neighbors dictate;

if you’re going to cast your vote for leader of the free world based on which candidate you would feel most comfortable drinking a beer with;

if your vote is even slightly influenced by whom the media have transformed into a pop icon;

if your vote is cast as a tribute to and continued glorification of ignorance and racism…

Do the world a favor and


****DON’T**** it.

Now you can all put your eyes back in your heads and go on with your day…


Kathy said...

Oh Lisa ... do you feel better now? I have to say -- it's scarier than heck to think that folks will vote for a person based on comfort level.

Sometimes we need to think broader.

Waiting patiently for results (and for the media to go away ... way away)

JACKIE said...

Amen, sister, amen.