s skippy the bush kangaroo: May 2019

skippy the bush kangaroo

Thursday, May 23, 2019

For the record, for whatever it's worth...

Fourteen years ago, skippy invited me to be a guest blogger. At that time, I thought the big roo had the best left-leaning political blog around. I couldn't get enough of his content -- it was serious, it was funny, and it was, at least for me, encouraging. Especially after George W. Bush won a second term in 2004.

It's tricky for me, even now, to explain just how discouraging for me that blow was at that time. In 2000, I called myself a conservative, but Bush's heart-on-his-sleeve religiosity repelled me as much as Al Gore's more-of-the-same Clintonista crap did. I voted for Ralph Nader out of pique.

Here is where I could go off about lots of folks who blamed me for throwing that election to Bush by voting for Nader are the same jackholes who didn't vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and wish they had. Y'all know who you are -- and y'all can go fuck yourselves after you're done nailing your palms to your foreheads after figuring out Donald Trump wasn't the Man of the People he convinced you he was.

Seriously, are you folks really that damned stupid? I swear, if you were turkeys, you'd vote for Thanksgiving -- and actually be proud of it, right up until you noticed the cleaver was coming down.

I don't know how skippy managed to carry on as long as he did. Of course, he was always more thoughtful and more mature than me. And, well, he's still the best left-leaning blogger of all time.

You know that expression, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em? Skippy, for me, exposed that the way Toto exposed the Wizard. How can you join the Wizard once you've seen the man behind the curtain?

It's impossible.

Unless you're the type that brings the curtain back out so you can resume wondering what's behind it. You know, the kind of turkey that votes for Thanksgiving.

I've never understood why millions of people vote against themselves year after year after year.

And I never will.

posted by Jim Yeager at 9:34 AM | 64 comments