Wednesday, November 5, 2008

As always, The Onion is fast on its feet:

Every day I love The Onion even more:
Nation Finally Shitty Enough To Make Social Progress

After emerging victorious from one of the most pivotal elections in history, president-elect Barack Obama will assume the role of commander in chief on Jan. 20, shattering a racial barrier the United States is, at long last, shitty enough to overcome.

Although polls going into the final weeks of October showed Sen. Obama in the lead, it remained unclear whether the failing economy, dilapidated housing market, crumbling national infrastructure, health care crisis, energy crisis, and five-year-long disastrous war in Iraq had made the nation crappy enough to rise above 300 years of racial prejudice and make lasting change.
More here.

3 comments:

Anna the Piper said...

*sporfle* THING OF BEAUTY. Thanks for the link!

I particularly like this part: "Carrying a majority of the popular vote, Obama did especially well among women and young voters, who polls showed were particularly sensitive to the current climate of everything being fucked."

Lafreya said...

I love this because I was thinking the same thing. It is so true.

Amanda said...

I love that last bit. "As long as it's not a woman." I guess we haven't come that far yet. :)