There’s a website out there called “I’m sorry I voted for Obama” Dot Com. It everything you need in the modern age to create a groundswell of fluffily empty phlegm–namely bumperstickers and a clever logo. The ABOUT page claims that it’s just a bunch of emo web developers who
want to get their picture in People Magazine want to tell people how sorry they are that they voted for a Presidential candidate who (shocker!) didn’t live up to the pre-election hype.
There are testemonial comments galore, usually along the lines of “I fell for his charm/the momentum of HopeyChangey/his style but don’t like him now for screwing gays and health care reform.”
Well, guys. Great. That’s fantastic. I’m SO glad to know just how much thought you put into this decision beforehand. I find it COMFORTING to know that you’ll base important life choices on things as ephemeral as a five-minute TV appearance, a sincereish smile or the call of the fife and drum.
Yeah, I’d like to see him out of office, too. I didn’t want to see him ever IN office, quite frankly. But at least I put two seconds of thought into it. I’m also glad to be old enough to not fall for “I’m different from the other guy” and “I will give you HOPE.” (Hope is not a result. Hope is the emotion born in the absence of concrete result. A candidate who promises “hope” is basically saying “I won’t do anything different. But you can HOPE.”)
Other lines you might want to avoid in the future include:
I am on the pill.
I’ll pay you back when I get my Income Tax Refund.
I’ve never seen her before in my life!
I only had two beers.
This revolutionary car runs on WATER! No gas required!