10 good things about a Barack Obama presidency
Posted by Lissa on September 16, 2008
It’s looking pretty close right now, and there are still seven weeks before the election; anything can happen.
There’s quite a decent chance that Obama will win, and since I live in the Volksrepublik of Massachusetts my vote really won’t count at all. I shall therefore count silver linings, for your edification and mine!
Ten Good Things About a Barack Obama Presidency (only SOMEWHAT tongue-in-cheek)
10. It will be fashionable for guys to be tall and skinny. Hey, why should it be only women who have to emulate anorexic fashion models?
9. A hugely successful example of a two-parent home will be visible, prime-time. I’m not counting chickens, but it would be GREAT if that had an effect on out-of-wedlock births to young mothers.
8. I’d just as soon do without riots, mmmkay?
6. People around the world will have to pretend that they now love America, at least temporarily.
5. When that honeymoon period fades and the world goes back to fashionable anti-Americanism, the media will report that THEY are lacking, not us. What an odd and novel concept.
4. I will be free to bitch and gripe through the next four years with the excuse, “*I* didn’t vote for him!” (I will NOT, however, have a bumper sticker declaring that Obama is not my president. That’s both dumb and disrespectful, but mostly dumb.)
3. The young college folks who turned out just to vote for Obama will actually watch the news for the next four years and become disillusioned with politics. The sooner that disillusionment happens, the better. There is no Santa Claus and politicians are, in large part, closely related to microbes.
2. Turning Bill Clinton into an Outreach Ambassador to the Heartland. (If you haven’t read that one, seriously, go do it. It’s full of Teh Awesome.)
And the number one silver lining and good thing about a Barack Obama presidency . . . .
1. The United States will have elected a black person to the highest post in the nation.
Seriously, I don’t like his economic policies nor his worldview and I don’t plan to vote for him, but that is a DAMN good thing. Sure, I’d rather have Bobby Jindal or Michael Steele, with Thomas Sowell in charge of the budget (PLEASE GOD PLEASE!!!), however, that doesn’t mean I won’t celebrate the symbolism.
And that tall and skinny thing? I meant it. Let’s see y’all do Jay G’s diet for four years, mmkay?
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