That's it. I've had enough of this.
Just this past week, Mitt Romney, one of the blandest and most flip-floppiest of Republican presidential candidates in HISTORY named devil incarnate with icy blue eyes, Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee.
And somehow, the world is still rotating.
Paul Ryan! The man who wants to dismantle medicare. The guy who wants to privatize social security. The guy who wants to cut programs like unemployment, welfare, and everything else. Not to mention his terrible track record on the whole gay thing.
And yet, when I went to Facebook and railed against the pick, and firmly planted my feet on the Obama side of future-history, I still received some of the same push-back.
"Fuck Obama. I would rather have a job than have the right to marry another man. Romney/Ryan FTW!"
"I'm sick of paying my hard-earned money to welfare and unemployed queens who are taking advantage of the system!"
"Why do I have to pay out of my pocket to people without health insurance!?"
Okay. Okay. I dig it. I get it. I'm done with this. What it breaks down to, in my mind, is quite simple:
The Democratic party is made up of people who are willing to give a little to help others who have less. Sure, some of our programs may be a little out of whack, or taken advantage of, but we know that, on the whole, they help people.
The Republican party, conversely, is made up of very, very selfish people. The bootstrap jackasses who think that one can earn success on their own, without the help of others. Their money is THEIRS. And FUCK everyone else.
Really? Are you THAT opposed to helping others? I mean, I pray you never end up in a situation where you have to depend on any of these programs... especially if the politicians you helped to elect to office have dismantled and destroyed them by that point.
So I am issuing the following decree:
Seriously, don't even ask.
Because it is beyond clear to me that you have a problem with handouts and hookups. And I don't want to violate your principles, and make you a hypocrite.
You are free to come out and party, and drink and dance... but you can use your money to do so. And this is my statement, and mine alone. I am speaking on behalf of NO ONE except myself.
I'm sorry. Your hypocrisy stops here. You can't be against "handouts" while accepting them yourselves.
xo Justin Luke