There are less than 48 hours left in this election cycle, which means everyone is making their “closing arguments,” meaning they’re making one last plea to everyone who has ever voted for American Idol but only now realized there’s an election tomorrow, to get to the polls and cast a likely uninformed ballot for them. Like American Idol, the final performance doesn’t make a whole hell of a lot of difference, but at least the Obama campaign has come up with a compelling narrative for returning the President to office.
Let’s run down a few key points, shall we?
- Friday, we covered the President telling a crowd of swing state supporters that voting is the best revenge. For what, it wasn’t clear. MSNBC seems to think that Mitt Romney totally put him up to talking about revenge because Mitt Romney is a racist. Or Mitt Romney said it was about revenge. Or something.
- At a campaign headquarters stop in Chicago on Saturday, Valerie Jarratt’s top aide was just chatting with workers about how fantastic things will be when the Obama team wins re-election, when she decided to mention that, after they obtain office for a second time,Valerie thinks it’s going to be really awesome hunting down all of those people who worked against them and making them pay for their crimes.
The part that really stuck out to me was when I overheard the rep say that Jarrett told them, “After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”
- Bill Maher, who is always a voice of reason in troubling times, noted that, after things turn out on Tuesday, black people will totally find everyone who voted for Romney and probably kill them. Because it’s not racist to think that certain minorities have a proclivity towards violence or something.
Don’t you feel better now?