Saturday, September 6, 2008

Cirque du McPain & How to End It

Believe it or not, I'm a little sick of hearing about Sarah Palin. The circus that has become Cirque du McPain has more sky high acrobatics, spin and truth twisting derring-do rhetoric than it is possible for all the bloggers, and the National Enquirer, to verify. I have made a pact with myself that I will leave all the hand-wringing, angst ridden outrage to everybody else; and, I recommend you do the same. It's an energy sucker. We need that energy to stay focused on our task...get Obama elected. We've got work to do and don't need to pay attention to this asinine distraction manufactured by the Republican Rove machine - well, Steve Schmidt machine, a Rove alumni - that would keep us from thinking clearly and strategically.

First of all, get out your wallet. Yes, I know...I've heard it all, "Obama has a ton of money". Fortunately, it's true, and he's sure gonna need it. I don't need to tell you how much the Republicans have and will use every last penny on trying to demonize our man. I just beg you, give til it hurts. This is an investment we can't afford not to make, and come November 5th, when President Barack Obama addresses his legions, you'll be happy that you bought this stock. Better than Google. Donate here: http://www.barackobama.com/index.php

The next this thing to do, is VOLUNTEER. Obama has built an extraordinary grassroots field organization (I've been a proud volunteer since the day he announced), and it is people on the ground who are going to make the difference by reaching out to phone bank undecideds, visit battleground states, and eventually, GOTV - Get Out The Vote - the day of the election. Sign up here: http://action.barackobama.com/page/s/volunteer

Look, the McPain's are going to be around no matter how passionately you point out to your friends that, "Can you believe how that bitch (oops) lies about her record? Bridge to nowhere? She should be on it." or "Did you see how she was exploiting little Trig (the names and her family sound like they're straight out of The World According to Garp), carrying him around like a badge?" If you can change the reality of the McPain's, then more power to you. But, if you are a mere mortal worried about the outcome of the election, then stop thinking about them and do something positive.

Here's a way to release your frustration and outrage...have you ever heard of The Primal Scream? Here it is in a nutshell: get yourself in a padded room, think of the McPain's...let the feelings build until you're about to explode, and here's the kicker: let out a good, long blood curdling scream. You'll feel better, honest, and you'll be able to move on, out of the McPain orbit.

Once you've done that, you may read a maximum of two bloggers a day about the idiocy that is the McPain's, and then get to work. Later then.


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