Vote None of the Above

by kalbzayn on November 6, 2006

While watching a few shows over the last few weeks, I have been barraged with political commercials. Every single one spends at least 75% of the time telling me how crappy the other person or party is.

This is so insane.

Let’s say you were getting ready to go buy a new car. You walk into the dealership planning to decide between a Toyota Corolla and a Honda Civic. The Honda dealer walks up and says, “Hello. Did you know that terrorists used the Corolla when driving to their yearly conferences? Did you know that pollution from the Corolla kills hundreds of birds every year? Did you know that 80% of serial killers prefer Corollas? Corollas. Too extreme for my family. Try Honda’s. Honda is against terrorists, killing birds,
and serial killers.”

Then you go to the Toyota dealership and the dealer says, “Hello. Honda Civic air bags are made with parts that may have been assembled in sweat shops. Civic drivers want to ban cell phone use in cars…even in emergencies. Civics use the same amount of gas as a typical small village in Africa. Honda Civics are trying to hold back your rights and keep the third world countries from developing. Buy a Corolla and help spread freedom throughout the world.”

You would walk away from each dealership thinking they were complete wackos and go buy somewhere else. Yet, we let these political idiots use those exact sales techniques and still vote them into office. One of the commercials that I saw actually had the “bad” candidate with fake storm clouds Photoshopped in behind her. Spooky.

Another one tried to convince me that the terrorists wanted me to vote for one party (I won’t say which because I don’t want it to sound like I am pro either party) and to vote like my life depends on it…because it does.

Jesus Christ.

I have not seen one commercial that actually told me why I should vote for the candidate the commercial should have been for. They were all smear campaigns.

Amazing. Where is Richard Pryor when we need him.

Vote None of the Above.

I will be sending emails to all the knuckleheads telling them how disgusted I am with the commercials. If you do the same…well then we’ll have about 10 people complaining. But, if we can somehow get everybody to complain, maybe something will change. After all, the politicians and special interest groups are trying to sell their product. If we stop buying, they will have to change their sales pitch.

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S William Shaw November 8, 2006 at 11:29 pm

I wish we had a ten party system. We might talk issues then.

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