Tuesday, November 4, 2014

UNCLE SAM wants you to be apathetic

Even though I have stated repeatedly that I do not want politics consuming my life, last night I had a dream about Michelle Obama. During the dream, she was making a speech to a convention of the party faithful, and was sarcastically joking about making children in school lunches eat frog soup.. During the dream, the audience was eating it up, literally, laughing at her every word.. The President was proudly on a monitor watching her, laughing as well. But then her eyes changes shape and she said with a rough voice, "I will make you eat frog soup." In  my dream the atmosphere changed.. the room got silent, and she began breathing heavy. Instantly, she was becoming a demon before her fans' eyes and presumably on live network news coverage that would accompany a convention of that nature. And finally, right before I woke up, she seemed to look directly at my mind's eye and said, at this point in a voice that resembled Freddy Kreuger,  "And you will eat frog soup too"...

While I may not truly know where the frog soup angle originated from, it's no doubt that I had a political nightmare.. The advertisements are deluging me. And you .. News anchors with their script tells us what the election will mean. And then will remind us that their coverage tonight will be best..

And in the end, the true irony of this whole thing, is that apathy is going to dominate the election of 2014.. Are people mad at President Obama? I think so. I perceive anger among the people.. Economic conditions have been so slow to recover.. there are signs of good things but are so often hidden behind the murky waters of monetary instability.

Regardless, there will be a lot of people who do not vote today.

America may make a sea change, a dramatic re-setting of the course to a more Republican rule. The same thing happened in 1994, that time though Bill Clinton's presidency was in its infancy and he had a way to work with Congress, change direction back to his own beliefs by triangulating with Dick Morris, and still had time to lie under oath about sexual relations with cigars and interns. The roaring 90s were amazing.. the only time in history that the evening news came with an X rating at time with nervous news dudes cautiously trying to explain why a stain on a blue dress was enough to potentially bring down a presidency.

In our current time, it's very interesting to see the fervor over the previous few elections and compare it to the quiet zeal of a few today. Republicans may very well increase their lead in the House of Representatives and despite what Joe Biden said in some early damage control gone wrong, take the Senate. There is also the very big likelihood--even if Republican gains are held off by Democrats--that this is the beginning of the famed 'lame duck' portion of the Obama presidency..  From the winds of change and massive audiences of 2008, and young people continuing to vote in 2012.. we have this: A probable election victory for the opposition with so few casting ballots.

Don't get me wrong, a victory will be a victory.
But the apathy is what is truly winning..

So that is the story from this morning patriotic glory.. Michelle Obama's evil menu haunted my night and now, as the day progresses, politicians will continue to smile with their unnerving fright..

They are look so strange though, don't they? The elected officials and people trying to unseat them have a creepy feel..

They Live..

And today is the day for them to haunt..

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