Sunday, June 10, 2012
New Gary Johnson Commercial
The other day, I was speaking to a waitress who supports Obama. She said that she dislikes the Republicans because they pander to special interests. I suggested that Obama has overseen $29 trillion in swaps and other subsidies to global banks. He has overseen bigger subsidies to Wall Street and banking than all of the preceding presidents in history combined contributed to all other special interests combined. The waitress did not reply. Mike Marnell, with whom I was having lunch, suggested that she would not change her vote. The American voter is a mindless drone. Voting for continuing the current system is a matter of habit. It is not going well; Americans are not doing well; the real hourly wage has not increased in four decades. The conservative (in the European sense) philosopher Joseph de Mistre said: "Oute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite," that is, "Every nation gets the government it deserves." Perhaps America deserves Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. I hope that Gary Johnson proves that possibility wrong.