I have been listening to quite a bit of conservative radio lately to get a glimpse as to how the right is dealing with the Pampers phenomenon. Does it surprise anyone that they find themselves facing the same Pampers bullshit that we Clinton supporters did in the primaries? The arrogance, the fawning media turning a blind eye, while offering ludicrous rationalizations for Pampers' history; his lies about his biography, his associations with terrorists, bigots, ACORN, homophobes and felons, how he financed his campaign, how he took money from lobbyists and pacs...
The Right has barely scratched the surface on the issues of caucus and voter fraud, the rigged convention, and the general Pampers' rape of democratic process. I just keep shaking my head wondering why these people weren't paying more attention to the the Democrat primaries. They would have seen all of this coming.
But today Rush and I were of one mind and let me tell you something, it was really fucking weird. Rush was talking about a speech Obama gave as part of his "closing argument." At one point Pampers said, "That's what's been lost these last eight years - our sense of common purpose; of higher purpose. And that's what we need to restore right now."
When I heard those words the first thing that came into my head is that we don't need an asshat politician to bring this nation a higher purpose. Our nation's purpose is clearly and eloquently laid out in the Declaration of Independence. The purpose of the United States is to stand as a country that defends the unalienable, indefeasible right of all people to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. There is no higher purpose for any nation. Within seconds Limbaugh agreed with me. Honestly, now that I think about it, I shouldn't be all that surprised. Regardless of our politics, Rush and I have something in common. We are both Americans who love our country, and believe in what it represents.
I have argued on this blog in recent days that our government is not operating with Constitutional legitimacy, but that does not change the fact that our Constitution guarantees our freedoms and liberties. It also grants us the right to alter how our government functions so that it better serves as a protector of said liberties and freedoms. It is up to us to exercise those rights.
I find it highly ironic that an anti-democratic criminal like Pampers promises to bring our nation a higher purpose. What higher purpose can an anti-democratic criminal bring to our nation exactly; his socialist plan for the redistribution of wealth and Ayers' vision of turning our schools into the engine of revolution? To crush democracy and dissent in favor of his own vision and his lust for power? Is his higher purpose to see us become a fascist nation? It must be as he, his campaign, and the Democrat Party have used fascist methods to give him the nomination, stifle any voices rising in opposition, and suppress the votes of the American people. That is not a higher purpose. That is not unifying the nation. That is not change I believe in.
Our nation has a purpose. It does not need to be changed. Should We The People stand up to make our democracy more participatory so that we carry more of the burden in ensuring that our liberties are preserved? Absolutely.
Should we elect a man who thinks that his own vision of our purpose is higher than Jefferson's, than Adams' (John, Sam, and Abigail), than Franklin's? These are people who literally put their lives on the line to create this country so that there would be a place where human beings' unalienable rights were declared and protected. What has Pampers done that compares? Less than nothing. If anything, his candidacy stands against everything this country has ever stood for save the opportunity to run for public office, including the office of President, an office which he is not constitutionally qualified to hold.
This foul utterance from a proven liar and thug is not his closing argument as his campaign suggests. It is his final insult in a campaign that has been a mockery of democracy and of our rights and liberties. I pray that the American electorate is wise and shrewd enough to see that so that after November 4th we need not have to endure more insults from the freshman Senator from Illinois.
And for all you sycophantic Pampers Poopies, whom I loathe as much as your messiah, is this the kind of change you are so desperately fighting for, the abuse of power to crush anyone who questions That One? Fuck you!