Friday, April 4, 2008

Poll dancing

Get your mind out of the gutter. I'm not talking about this kind --

-- I'm talking about this kind:

Apparently, in the jargon of the scienticians, we think America is currently in a state of suck.

Americans are more dissatisfied with the country’s direction than at any time since the New York Times/CBS News poll began asking about the subject in the early 1990s, according to the latest poll.
Oh, you goddamn lefty kooks, whine whine whine, bitch bitch bitch. It's the same thing every single time all while everything is fine. Rosy and peachy with a hint of chartreuse, in fact. Wait, what's that you say?
A majority of nearly every demographic and political group — Democrats and Republicans, men and women, residents of cities and rural areas, college graduates and those who finished only high school — say the United States is headed in the wrong direction. Seventy-eight percent of respondents said the country was worse off than five years ago; just 4 percent said it was better off.
Gasp! Wait, relax you say? Pourquoi ?

"Because you like me, you really, really like me!"


Candace said...

Hey, Randal, thanks for the link to The Real McCain video - it was great. And it almost made up for your posting of that sickening picture of Chimpy and McNasty. If I was a guy, I'd be in homosexual panic right now. (Of course, if I was a guy, I wouldn't have even noticed that picture after seeing the pole-dancing one.)

La Belette Rouge said...

The last picture is much more offensive than the first. OMG! There is something really disturbing about the way McCain is cuddling in on the shrub and I am not able to articulate what it is. Oh, I think I just threw up a little bit.

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Randal Graves said...

candace, hell, I don't even know what I typed after that first picture, but only because I'm getting ready for The 100 Years.

LBR, the best part about that pic is that was after (2004) the Rovian dirty tricks Bush tossed at McCain in 2000 Republican primaries.

"You were very mean to me back then with your lies and deceit."

"Kiss the ring, sycophant."

"How about a hug instead?"

Anonymous said...

Instead of the State of the Union address, we are in a State of the Suck address. No bother, Bush has someone to cuddle with.

Dean Wormer said...

I love that picture. It reminds me of when my dog's in heat.

What you don't understand randal is that people may be disatisfied but that's why we need Maverick. He's not really part of Washington, you see.

dguzman said...

He's a MAVERICK, willing to take on tough political battles! Willing to fight for the little guy! Never mind those dick-lickings he's giving Bush in almost every photograph these days--they were Photoshopped by the liberal media and Hillary Clinton herself! He's a war hero, dammit, and you better vote for him or you're DEAD!

Randal Graves said...

fot, it was love at first dirty trick.

dean, thanks for that image. And you are correct, and I apologize. Only An Outsider like The Maverick® can change the cesspool that is Washington. Why, it's almost as if He was given to us by the Lord!

dguzman, I'm fired up now! I'm sending all of my next paycheck to his campaign! It should cover half a lunch with a lobbyist. Well, maybe a quarter. The dollar is still dropping.

PoliShifter said...

McCain will save the day...

More Wars Less Jobs

More chances to die with honor and glory on the battle field.

More debt and deficit spending

More crazy weapons systems that are never proven and never used.

McCain - If you liked Bush you will love The Maverick.

Suzi Riot said...

No matter how many times I see that picture, I'm still not desensitized to it. Ugh.

okjimm said...

uh, I was looking for more stripper photos......and then ya went and got serious......pffffft!

Break my heart and stomp on it, willya!!

And if you find a Nun, lemmee know.

Anonymous said...

It's a love match!

Polishifter had a great post up earlier this week about McCain not being the patriot he's rumored to be. I'm too lazy to insert the link. Sorry.

Anyway, what I don't get is this "personal financial outlook" disconnect. A large majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track, but they think that their personal finances are hunky and dory. WTF?

Is it quintessentially American to be that deluded? Nevermind, don't answer that.

Swinebread said...

Heh heh heh

fairlane said...

James Garner is running for president?

susan said...

Now I don't need any thousand words after THAT picture and I'm also waiting for the nausea to pass.

Betty C. said...

Brilliant post -- I just sent it to my parents and happened to use the line "a picture is worth a thousand words" before I read the previous comment.

Of course, a lot of these unhappy Americans voted for Bush TWICE and only have themselves to blame.

Betty C. said...

And while we're at it, why don't you change your endorsement for President? I know you hate just about everything political, but isn't this a year where one really has to make a choice?

Freida Bee said...

Of course, I'm going to complain about the graph. I love it, and yet... who's represented by the red squiggly line? Even more importantly though, who is represented by the green line?

Randal Graves said...

poli, and who doesn't love Bush? And just think: a foreign policy that could turn out to be even more bloody!

suzi, it is overused probably, but I think many of us feel the same way, so it's lost very little of its power over the years to induce a wonderfully queasy feeling.

okjimm, I'm sorry but I spent hours looking before finding that one. There simply aren't a lot of photos of scantily-clad ladies on the internets.

I haven't heard anything either, and I'm starting to worry.

dcup, I read it, it was a great post. And you offer an excellent rhetorical question which I would give my two, er, one, er, half (there's that falling dollar) cent on, but I have to go watch some reality show reruns. You understand.

swinebread, ahem, it's heh heh heh HEH.

fairlane, Rockford '08!

susan, take two non-Maverick® posts and call me in the morning.

betty, but that's the American way. Ignore the warnings, ignore the words of those trying to help, then when they crash and burn, say oops, then make the same mistake again.

If Cthulhu gets enough signatures and claw marks to be on the ballot, he gets my vote. If not, I'll hold my nose and vote for the Dem, don't worry.

FB, the green can only be the top 1% and their brain-dead zombie minions who still feel we're a Chimptastic nation. The red is everyone who isn't playing Rip Van Winkle. Now, it's probably true that you're looking at it from your mathy worldview, in which case you're on your own. You're far too smart with the numbers to waste your time explaining it to this dumbass.

Betty C. said...

You still haven't responded to my second comment.

"It's the war, stupid."

Randal Graves said...

Both of their publicly stated withdrawal plans are similar. My candidate is long gone, and neither of these two excite me to the point of ecstasy. Thus, I feel my political energies, at low tide as they are, are best directed at pointing out how insane McCain is. He is the enemy and the narrative on him must be changed. because within a few months, it's going to be a Democrat vs. The Maverick®, and the media already loathes the former and loves the latter. As much as it seems most supporters of Obama have a great distaste for Hillary, she'd be better than McCain. Either of them would.

Betty C. said...

Well, I certainly agree with you there! I just hope you're going to vote!

Randal Graves said...

Just because I veer towards the misanthropic with a healthy distrust of politicians doesn't mean I don't vote. ;-)

Betty C. said...

OK! I'm relieved, and I guess we can close that conversation.

You never know and I guess some of us (like me) are getting desperate already, worrying about every last vote...