Election Warning

Generally my vocabulary is extensive enough to adequately describe my intentions and observations. I am sorry to report that this election season has precipitated a sinking of the bar to the lowest common denominator, for that I am doubly sorry.

Just yesterday, I commented on another blog that Mitch McConnell always appears, to me, as though he had taken a bite of a shit sandwich. It’s not a pretty sentiment. It seemed accurate and was the absolute best I could do. I’ve never had the aforementioned sandwich but I feel certain that my expression would mirror Mr. McConnell’s if one were served to me.

I’ve also used the expression “oh my achin’ ass” with boorish regularity. I fear it’s only going to get worse. Perhaps you’d be best served to tune in after the election, or maybe avoid the posts that are tagged politics.

Either I can’t do better than this or I don’t want to, I still haven’t decided.


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19 Responses to Election Warning

  1. When you’ve written the perfect description of something, you’ve got to stick with it.

  2. Just vote. Stop worrying about what the other guys are doing and saying. You already know you don’t like them.

  3. I don’t know… I’m really liking the “oh my achin’ ass” expression. And a “shit sandwich”? I’d probably eat one if it was deep fried and had enough salt on it. Probably have.

  4. gkinnard says:

    I’d say you’re right on target! McConnell is a walking advertisement for Preparation H.

    • elroyjones says:

      Great idea! He should be the Preparation H spokesman after he retires; no time like the present to start that new career!

      Remember when Tip O’Neill used to pop out of a suitcase in a commercial for a motel chain?

      • gkinnard says:

        Somewhere in the deep recesses of my memory I ‘seem’ to remember that.

        As far as I’m concerned they can all follow Fred Thompson’s lead and do ads for reverse mortgages!

  5. Ray Colon says:

    It’s an unpleasant revelation, but for me the reason is: “I don’t want to… because I can’t.” I can’t jump into the snark invested waters of today’s political discourse. I can’t continue to restate the obvious to the brainwashed masses. And I can’t breathe when I think of how low we have proved we can go. I used to write about politics on my blog, but since the midterms of 2010, I just can’t.

    • elroyjones says:

      The frustration, for me, comes from the belief that in order for one side to be right, the other must be wrong. I’ve heard ideas from those who are of another persuasion that were reasonable and could work but were dismissed by virtue of their source. We should be working together to raise the whole nation UP. Instead, we’re arguing about who is right.

      You make a good point, animosity diminishes the soul.

  6. Old Jules says:

    I’m sure it’s not what you intended, but the prospect of seeing someone who looks as though he’s been eating a shit sandwich is almost enough to have me visiting political sites to find out who the guy is and have a look. J

  7. judithatwood says:

    I noticed the same lean in my vocabulary, this election season, and the closer we get, the more frightened and angry I become. There are dumbass people all over this country who think like the far right fringe — and they are eager to get out the vote. We need to be just as eager on our side, and get Obama’s message, and the Democratic Party’s message, to the masses in a big way. They worry so that people to the left of center are socialists, or communists, and those were really scary things to these people. Of course, they forget that to the far right of center is the Nazi party, and Mussolini and his thugs. I still have my eye on a commune somewhere — a little self-sufficient compound where we can live the way we want, and hope we get overlooked. What a mess — what a frining-frackiing mess!

    • elroyjones says:

      The thing that flabbergasts me Judith, is how ordinary working class people can support candidates who would eliminate their safety nets. We have ALL seen the benefits of government, from the youngest kindergartener to the oldest veteran, from the disabled receiving social security to the corporate entity receiving subsidies.
      How can people expect the catastrophic mess, that took decades to create, will be completely rectified in four short years?
      Most of Congress should be voted out; they are not working for the common good.
      Obama has at least restored dignity to the office of The President. Romney/Ryan will make us the laughing stock of the global community.
      That’s enough from me!

  8. John says:

    I’ve always thought McConnell looks like he’s just smelled something, and is looking around with disapproval, and is thinking “Who just farted?”, even though it was really him that farted.

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