The Unbearable Banishment: The angry Americans: Part 2

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The angry Americans: Part 2

I promise to refrain from posting any more examples of political extremism that I stumble across (as I did here), but I wanted to take one last shot across your bow to illustrate what I see when I leave the city every night and go home to New Jersey.

We ran across this guy when we took The Daughters to the park over the weekend.

Isn't that clever? They've co-opted the logo from the President's campaign and are using it to insult him. What are the odds that you could sit down with this guy and have a rational conversation about healthcare or financial reform? Here's who he'd like to see in the White House:

The illustration between "Palin" and "2012" is a cartoon of a pit bull. Because that's what this country needs. More ignorant babbling from this polarizing idiot. She quit her Governorship on a holiday weekend because she thought it wouldn't attract as much media attention. Her resignation speech is a classic.

If her popularity (and the anger) increases, it might benefit the Democrats in the short term, but it's going to be bad for my country in the long run. So, if your sympathies tend to skew more towards the Democratic party, please spare me any gloating because if this good ship continues to sink, you're going down with it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post on a day when I am already ill tempered about some online drama. I'm glad I only have to see this type of crap (bumper stickers, not your post) when I read it online or see on visit home to the US.

I did some venting of my own today over at GOTJ about some Obama slamming that makes me about as stroppy as I care to be. Ugh!

April 27, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Ms Scarlet said...

Why has the US gone off Obama so quickly?
Sorry. Ignorant Brit alert.

April 27, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

GOTJ: Nice post. It's the best case ever for deep-sixing Facebook.

Scarlet: I'm a supporter of Obama but the fact is that he made all sorts of campaign promises and is taking an awful long time to execute them. On the other hand, I believe we are paying for the sins of the previous administration. Where was the Tea Party when Bush was on his insane spending spree?

April 27, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I have that Palin bumper sticker on my Toyota!

just kidding

I know, not funny

But to add an answer to Scarlet, only a little more than half the country was behind him to begin with...

April 27, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Leah: That’s true. But will you concede that much of what happened is on account of the previous GOP administration’s policies? That being the case, why would you had the reins back over to those idiots? Do you imagine that they’ve learned a valuable lesson and have seen the err of their ways?

And what to you mean Toyota? Don’t you drive a Hummer!? Let’s mix it up, baby!

April 27, 2010 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Jason Quinones said...

dude....where the fuck do you live that you see this shit on a regular basis? do you drive through kentucky on your way home to jersey!?

i voted for obama ONLY because i thought the extreme fanaticism for palin/mccain was so fierce that i thought they could actually pull off a victory and i didn't want palin anywhere near that presidential seat, especially with old man mccain in the chair.

obama pretty much promised the u.s. people unicorns and rainbows to get elected. so yeah...people are pissed.

politics as usual...

April 27, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there was left-driven antagonism toward bush/cheney towards the end of the second term, but i don't think it was quite so pointed. certainly, no guns were in the literature...

we, as a nation, have a terribly short attention span. we want instant gratification. when we don't get it, we start looking toward the next person spouting unicorns and rainbows, or one-word solutions, or things we can get our simple minds around.

pardon me, but we're fucked. wish i had a solution. running away is at the top of my list...

April 27, 2010 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Jason: The people around here (NJ) are a conservative bunch, but I think the extreme nuts are far and few between. At least, that's what I hope. By the way, go seen Enron. You'll thank me later.

Daisy: I think conservatives are, by and large, much poorer losers than liberals. They really are a bunch of big babies.

April 27, 2010 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

The Australian Liberal (which is actually conservative) Party's leader is like a male version of Sarah Palin - spewing ignorant sound bytes to inflame his far right base. The good news is that I doubt either will be more than a comedy target in the future.

April 27, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Sid said...

Palin ... we used to mock here back in SA and we haa a health minister who was a kleptomaniac. I friggin kid you not.

April 28, 2010 at 6:35 AM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

Ok, I have a spare room. First person to call dibs gets it. Of course, you'd have to put up with the brainless politicians here, but a change is as good as unicorn, isn't it?

April 28, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

I think most of us see what we want to see which is why I enjoy reading blogs and articles from differing points of view. Not being a Palin fan, I don't cringe when I hear people make fun of her, but I know there is precious little difference in the bumper stickers for or against her...they tend to be vitriolic and mean. Bush hating bumper stickers were so common in Southern California that it is kind of surprising to see the Obama bashing ones sprouting. I'm not sure what to think now about these kind of things...I think they are nasty from both sides but seem to be common.

May 2, 2010 at 11:03 PM  

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