I love my father, but jesus fucking christ, the dude is motherfucking delusional about the current political and economic situation. My father has been a business owner for over forty years, and he says that this economy is the worst he’s ever experienced. He also says that over the last decade, his total wealth has decreased substantially.
My father has always been a “pocketbook” voter. So I’m talking to him yesterday, and I ask him who he’s gonna vote for. He tells me, “McCain”. So I say, “Dad, these motherfucking Republican assholes have been controlling the levers of political power for the vast majority of the last 40 years, and look where it’s gotten us! Maybe it’s time to give someone else a chance.”
And he says, I shit you not, “Well, all this crap that’s going on right now: it’s that Democrat Barney Frank’s fault, because he blah, blah, Fannie Mae, blah, blah.” Barney Motherfucking Frank!!?!?!?
The fact of the matter is that–in addition to the truly deranged sick-fuck racist misogynist theocratic base of the Republican Party–there are substantial numbers of voters whose minds have been so poisoned over so many years by right-wing lies and ratfuckery, that they simply cannot accurately perceive the nature of political reality. And the only thing that’s gonna end this pernicious influence on our polity is attrition. But I sure hope my Dad lives to be 100 motherfucking years old!!!