I love Larry David’s stuff. His show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is right up there with “The Office” (BBC version) for cringe-inducing humor and absurd situations. I’m not old enough to be a curmudgeon, even though I feel like one sometimes, but I can be one vicariously through him. And when I saw that he wrote a short piece on the elections for the Huffington Post today, I had to zip on over there to see it. And he doesn’t disappoint — he’s nailed my sentiments on this election shit exactly:
Five times a day I’ll still say to someone, “I don’t know what I’m going to do if McCain wins.” Of course, the reality is I’m probably not going to do anything. What can I do? I’m not going to kill myself. If I didn’t kill myself when I became impotent for two months in 1979, I’m certainly not going to do it if McCain and Palin are elected, even if it’s by nefarious means. If Obama loses, it would be easier to live with it if it’s due to racism rather than if it’s stolen. If it’s racism, I can say, “Okay, we lost, but at least it’s a democracy. Sure, it’s a democracy inhabited by a majority of disgusting, reprehensible turds, but at least it’s a democracy.”
I have this great fear that we’re going to end up with McCain as President, and days later we’ll hear that more voting machines were tampered with, more people were harassed and intimidated into not voting, and thousands more were bumped off the voter rolls. This shit is already happening, and it may get worse in the next two weeks…and by the time the truth comes out, it’ll be too late to do anything. Democrats can play dirty tricks too, but the Republicans are especially good at it. After all, McCain is guilty of paying people to fuck with voter registrations. That should tell you something about where we might be headed.
The debates were particularly challenging for me to monitor. First I tried running in and out of the room so I would only hear my guy. This worked until I knocked over a tray of hors d’oeuvres. “Sit down or get out!” my host demanded. “Okay,” I said, and took a seat, but I was more fidgety than a ten-year-old at temple. I just couldn’t watch without saying anything, and my running commentary, which mostly consisted of “Shut up, you prick!” or “You’re a fucking liar!!!” or “Go to hell, you cocksucker!” was way too distracting for the attendees, and finally I was asked to leave.
Oh, Critter and I were yelling things at the T.V. screen just like this. I think a lot of Americans were. “WHAT did he say? Is this dumbshit serious? Look at her! She’s reading from notecards! Oh, she did NOT just wink at us, that simpering twat!” That’s the only way to deal with some of the things coming out of those GOP mouths, it’s a simple self-defense measure. So it was great to see someone like Larry David come out and express those feelings. We’re all right with ya, Larry. I do have a glimmer of hope about the election, finally…I think we just might pull it off and break the GOP stranglehold on the country. But this crazy, frenzied time just before the big day is hell on the nerves!