Wednesday, September 24

Fiat Democracy

President Obama, with Vice President Palin? President Biden? President Pelosi? Call them the "Doomsday" scenarios -- On Nov. 5, the presidential election winds up in a electoral-college tie, 269-269, the Democrat-controlled House picks Sen. Barack Obama as president, but the Senate, with former Democrat Joe Lieberman voting with Republicans, deadlocks at 50-50, so Vice President Dick Cheney steps in to break the tie to make Republican Sarah Palin his successor.

"Wow," said longtime presidential historian Stephen Hess. "Wow, that would be amazing, wouldn't it?"
Why, sure it's amazing! Let's see. We're about to create $700 billion out of nothing, that's cool. We created a war that wasn't, to bring about a democracy that won't be, yeah that rips! Now, since we've extolled the virtues of democracy both here and abroad, let's remove any sign of freedom from this charade called an election. Give the people the patriotic guilt they need to go to the polls and "make their voice heard" for one of the two candidates (Forget the rest. Makes democracy a drudgery.) and then cleverly use a provision in the Constitution to remove the impression that their vote really meant anything. Way cool!

Besides, who needs the expensive show of two parties with two candidates and two campaigns? It's so unnecessary and frivolous. Have the media create a candidate and we'll vote on their looks, what kind of underwear or their style of glasses. Now, that's democracy.