I've never posted about politics before but I feel like there is a reason to now. Ever since the primary campaigns started up I've been troubled by this wholehearted devotion to Barrack Obama that a good portion of the country seems to have taken to. It's not that I'm appalled that people agree with the things that he says, but what troubles me is that I think a lot of his supporters don't really know what he stands for and yet they're so dedicated to him and his campaign. So I whipped up a graphic in my spare time that gets to the point:
For those of you unfamiliar with the reference, read this
. For those of you who do get it, I think you'll agree that the message is more fitting here than it ever has been when used in pop culture. Again, this is not aimed at those who have listened to the little bit of actual content that he's said and agree with him (because there may be no hope for you). This is for those of you with moderate to conservative political views who have fallen under Barack's sweet, sweet spell. This is meant to be a wake up call and a grassroots effort to try and make it okay to stop listening to the way he says things and instead listen to what he actually says. If people start doing that, I think there is hope this November yet. As it stands, I've only ever heard his supporters talk about how inspiring and charismatic he is, which is no good reason to elect a President.Spread the word!
This message isn't going to do much good if the word doesn't get out there. To do this, I've got three ways. The first is to do as I've done and put this little poster I've created on your website, or your blog, or your Facebook page, or wherever it is that people go to hear your voice. If you want to put it on your website, here is the HTML code:
<img width="150" height="225"
You can link it to whatever site you want by changing the value inside "href". Link it to your party's website or the official website of your favorite candidate or leave it as it is and it will link to this post. You could also not link to anything, the important thing is getting the message out. If you want to add it to your Facebook or MySpace or Bebo page, right click on the image and select "Save Image As...", save it to your hard drive and then upload it to your account. If people want different sizes I'd be happy to make them, just email me
what size you want.
The second way to spread the word is by wearing it- on your head, chest or car. I set up a Cafe Press account today and created a hat, t-shirt, and bumper sticker. Wouldn't you look awesome walking into work wearing this hat
? Forget about all the crap you'll take from your coworkers, you'll be doing them a favor. Anyway, the store is set up at http://www.cafepress.com/badkoolaid
. Bumper stickers are $3.49, T-Shirts are $11.99, and hats are $12.99. If you really want an item that I haven't setup there, let me know and I can add it.
Lastly, Digg this! And Stumble it, and Reddit it! I'm not exactly the Blogomaniac; I'm not going to have thousands of people reading this as soon as it hits the web. If you think it's a worthwhile message, click the little buttons at the bottom of the post to send it to the news aggregation sites. You'll be doing your part to help keep America America.
To be clear, this is not an endorsement for Hilary or McCain. This is just an effort to wake up those who need it before it's too late.