Sometimes, it's hard to choose isn't it?

I mean, you know on any given day, would you prefer filet mignon OR a Quarter Pounder with cheese for dinner? A nice Shiraz with that or some Boone's Farm Fuzzy Navel? A day at the beach or a day at the car wash? Making passionate love with the one you love or jerking off to Barely Legal?

I guess that's how the voters euphemistically referred to as "UNDECIDED" must feel in trying to decide between Barack Obama and John McCain for president. I mean, one man is intelligent and open-minded, emotionally balanced and grounded, energized and energizing, a truly unifying force in both his presence and intentions. The other man is... well, John McCain ("Big Mac?").

Yep. It must be hard for those Undecideds. End the war in Iraq in a responsible way or stay for a hundred years? Cut taxes for the middle class or cut taxes for the wealthiest top 1 percent? Respect the rights of women to make choices about their own "health" (McCain's air quotes) or dictate a rigid morality to women even at the risk of their own lives. Teach evolution or watch The Flintstones in science class?

Hmmm. What a difficult and confusing choice, huh?

Okay, let's get real, then. Who are these people - The Undecided? Are they figments of the media's imagination, a media desperately trying to keep a horse race going for ratings' sake, even though the McCain-Palin ticket is going the way of the dinosaurs 6,000 years ago?! Are they lazy, apathetic, inert people, so addicted to eating Dorito's and watching Lost and American Idol that they only recently, like five minutes ago, started tuning into the campaigns to see who's running? Are they narcissistic attention-seekers, playing hard-to-get, hoping to fill an empty space in their lives with their fifteen minutes of "Joe-The-Plumber" fame?

Well, for any of the above reasons, and maybe even some other, more nefarious ones perhaps, I have decided from here on in to refer to them not as Undecided, but Unforgiven. It's your choice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I never thought I'd hear a therapist use a word like "unforgiven". Especially one who's blog is entitled "Full Permission Living". Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't "full permission" include a sense of self forgiveness, not to mention a forgiveness; and certainly non-judgment from their therapist?
I can only hope that none of your patients are voting for McCain or are undecided. I would think that it would not be such a good place to start if your therapist starts out thinking your an idiot.
Besides that, although I don't disagree with your points about the differences between the two candidates, what you are saying is more of a dis to McCain voters than "undecided" voters anyway.
And I won't even start with the fact that this is all coming from someone who made the decision to remain "intentionally" undecided for 30 some-odd years.
Sorry Pete, but I'm calling you out on this one! :-)


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