If you ever doubt that this election is going to be one big crapfest, all you have to do is read the news.
The biggest name on the left is Hillary Clinton, who is apparently as big a corporate lapdog as any Republican:
Since taking office in 2001, Clinton has delivered $500 million worth of earmarks that have specifically benefited 59 corporations. About 64% of those corporations provided funds to her campaigns through donations made by employees, executives, board members or lobbyists, a review by the Los Angeles Times shows.
…Clinton supported those basic reforms, but she and other Democratic senators running for president balked at a proposal by Obama that would have required members to disclose their proposed earmark requests, not just those that were enacted into law.
This money isn’t funding public services and things like that — we’re talking big bucks for megamalls and the like. Of course she’s not the only Democrat doing the earmark tango with Big Bizness, but according to the L.A. Times she’s doing it a hell of a lot more than most. It always comes down to money, doesn’t it?
Or corruption mixed with religious zealotry, which can be far worse. On the right we have several scumbags, the worst of which looks to be Mike Huckabee. This nutball wants to “take this nation back for Christ.” Oh, great. He’s also known for pardoning people who commit unspeakable acts (including a serial rapist and his own son for hanging, stabbing, and stoning a dog to death), proudly declaring that “a wife’s role is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband”, and that AIDS patients should be quarantined as plague-carriers. As for homosexuality, he called it “an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk.” Jesus, what a fuckin’ loon. But you know he’ll get votes — people like this always do.
Anyway, he’s got a new T.V. ad for the holidays featuring a magic floating cross in the background. Sure, it’s only a window pane, but note how it’s prominently lit up and framed to be cross-like. Talk about freaky subliminal shenanigans.