Monday, May 12, 2008

Mountain morons

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

It looks like Hillary Clinton will win big in West Virginia tomorrow and I could really care less.
I can’t really fathom why Democrats in West Virginia would still insist on voting against Barack Obama at this stage after it is clear he will be the party’s nominee in November. But it appears they will do just that and then some.
I’m still ticked at West Virginia over the 2000 presidential election when the state, which had been solidly Democratic for so long, suddenly went Republican for the first time. There were a lot of factors that could have shifted the results of the 2000 election that brought us the total disaster that is the George W. Bush presidency. The five partisan Republicans on the Supreme Court could have allowed all the votes to be counted in Florida; Ralph Nader could have abandoned his legacy-destroying campaign to take away Democratic voters and help elect Republicans; the voters in Tennessee could have supported their home-state hero rather than shooting themselves in the foot....
And, of course, West Virginia could have stayed in the Democratic column.
Any of those events would have helped avoid the eight-year debacle that has greatly damaged this country and threatens our status as the world’s dominant superpower.
But here we are eight years later buried up to our noses in debt thanks to Bush’s fically irresponsible stupidity; stuck in a Middle Eastern hellhole that is killing American troops and sucking up hundreds of billions of U.S. taxdollars every year; paying $4 a gallon for gasoline; and suffering through yet another Bush recession after already plodding through one of the most listless and stagnant economic periods in our nation’s history.
And what do the Democrats in West Virginia want to do? They want to try and drag down the Democratic ticket yet again and help elect Bush-clone John McCain to a third Bush term in office.
Fortunately, it doesn’t matter at this point what the morons in West Virginia do. I don’t care.
On Tuesday night I will be watching the Spurs-Hornets game, not pointless election returns from West Virginia.

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