Monday, April 14, 2008

What Do You Mean, 'Bitter?'

What are you talking about, Barack? People aren't bitter. It's just your imagination. People walk around like the lead lady from the B-52s in R.E.M.'s "Shiny Happy People" video.



People don't cling to guns.

People don't cling to religion.

We're not bitter about the way things are. We're not bitter about our electoral political system. Nope, not us. Not Dear Mr. Supercomputer.

Oh.. wait.

Shit.

OK, we're bitter. But you don't have to go and remind us that we're bitter and we all basically hate each other.

Anyway, I suppose the general prevailing political sentiment of vitriol, bitterness, and condescension is a great time to celebrate Dear Mr. Supercomputer's 200th post! Woo hoo!

2 comments:

Ashley said...

Bob Herbert's column in the Times insightfully summed up the unfortunate choice of words: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/15/opinion/15herbert.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

He has tomorrow's debate to real clear this up. Rasmussen has Clinton up 9 points in Penn, a four point bump from last week's polling.

Why won't she go away?! I haven't eaten, I haven't slept. I am losing my mind.

sk said...

My favorite moment from last night:
Charlie Gipson: it's proven that raising taxes lowers money the IRS receives; and lowering taxes increases revenues to the IRS

Obama came out and admitted it: it's never been about money - it's about the liberal notion of "fairness" - punishing people who have worked hard and succeeded. Somehow that helps others on the lower rungs of the ladder.

Fantastic economic plans though - a slowing economy, and RAISING taxes, taking more money from people, is the way to turn the economy around. Huh ???