Note: I fear that if you change the names at dates, everything I say here will apply to every presidential election in the foreseeable future.
Every election season you hear people say, “If you don’t vote you can’t complain.” Anytime you complain about laws you don’t like, people will tell you, “You live in a democracy. If you want to change things then vote or run for office.”
This brings us to the 2012 presidential election between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, neither of whom represent the majority of their political party. Romney has a few die-hard fans, but most conservatives don’t like him, because he’s a big city fat cat pandering to poor country voters, and he doesn’t carry himself with the confident poise of a president. He almost seems terrified to be running for president because he knows he’s not very good at lying on the spot. Plus, he’s a Mormon, which to conservative Christians, means he believes in a false prophet. For a lot of reasons, Republicans just don’t want Mitt Romney to be their president, and they really, really don’t want Barack Obama again. So they’re unrepresented in this presidential election.
Obama also has some fanatical supporters, but most liberals don’t want to spend another four years watching him do everything they hated George Bush for. Obama-mania is over. He had his chance to change things, and he didn’t. He maintained the status quo to the point of standing by silently, consenting to police beating and arresting American citizens for protesting for freedom, justice, and representation in the nation-wide Occupy Wall Street protests.
So in the 2012 election, Americans get to choose between an old white guy who made a fortune in the financial sector squeezing the little guys and an old black guy whose campaign is funded by old white guys who made their fortunes in the financial sector squeezing the little guys. And both candidates are going to staff every government position in their power with old, rich people from the financial sector who made their fortunes squeezing the little guy.
If that’s enough to scare you into voting Libertarian, you’ll just elect an old white guy who wants to remove every safeguard that protects the poor from getting squeezed by the rich. So the 2012 presidential election is merely a charade where the American people get to choose who they want to represent the rich.
At the time I’m writing this, the 2012 election isn’t for another 6 months, but I can already tell you who’s going to win representation in the White House. The rich are, and the poor are going to be told if they don’t like it, they can change who represents the rich in the White House in four more years.
I can see how some people might not have seen this coming in the 2008 presidential election with everyone so excited about George Bush leaving and Obama-mania sweeping the nation, but I don’t know how it could be any more obvious in 2012 that none of the presidential candidates represent the American people. The sub-par choices should be the wakeup call that Americans will never be represented in any presidential election as long as they only get to choose between the puppets the Republican and Democratic parties nominate.
Update: I was right.
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The 2016 Presidential Election
- What I think of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders
- Why it’s delusional to vote in America’s 2016 presidential election
- Everything wrong with America’s 2016 presidential primaries
- This Was Your Life: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Part 1 (Comic)
- This Was Your Life: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Part 2 (Comic)
- This Was Your Life: Bernie Sanders (Comic)
- This Was Your Life: The Trump Supporter (Comic)
- How to survive the Trumpocalypse
- Why did Americans vote for Trump?
- What will Trump do now that he’s president
- Why I’m glad Trump won
- How Trump changed my understanding of American politics
- 4 reasons Americans shouldn’t accept Trump as president
- Why won’t people just give Trump a chance?
- What should non-Americans do about Trump?
- What should Republicans and Democrats do about Trump?
- What should racists do about Trump?
- What should xenophobes do about Trump?
- What should rich people do about Trump?
- What should minorities do about Trump?
- Voting never has, and never will, save America
- If you want everyone to vote, then make voting work for everyone
- How presidential elections work (Comic)
- How congressional elections work (Comic)
- How political representation works (Comic)
Corruption and Election Reform
- How to end corruption in three steps
- 6 ways to improve the political nomination system
- 10 solutions to most of America’s problems
- 3 solutions that won’t change America, and 5 that will
- Occupy LOL Street: The Constitutional Convention (Comic)
- Occupy LOL Street: Adventures In Lobbying (Comic)
- Occupy LOL Street: The People’s Party (Comic)
- The 28th amendment
- My theory on gun control
- My theory on illegal immigration
- My theory on age-based accountability laws
- 5 reasons why prostitution should be legal
- 5 reasons to legalize gambling
- 8 reasons to legalize marijuana you’ve already heard
- Why stop with just making drugs illegal?
- 4 illogical arguments against polygamy
- The American burqa
- Borders are inhumane
- How freedom works (Comic)
- How equality works (Comic)
- How gender equality works (Comic)
- How the war on drugs works (Comic)
- The Ents: A Story About Marijuana Prohibition (Comic)
- This Was Your Life: The Trafic Cop (Comic)
My Tweets About Politics
- #17: The 2016 U.S. presidential election
- #18: Donald Trump’s presidency
- #19: Political corruption, incompetence, and voting
- #20: Political and economic freedom
- #21: Immigration, racism, and guns
- #22: Public education
- #23: Political reform
- #24: Police, prisons, and unjust laws
- #25: War, military, and troops
- #26: Social justice warriors