With one week remaining until The Most Important Presidential Election In History™, cable news informs me that there are still undecided voters in America (I don't personally know any, but far be it from me to disagree with what TV says). My well-documented bias towards Barack Obama in the current race notwithstanding, I am a registered Independent who officially favors neither Democrats nor Republicans, and especially not Ron Paul (to wit: I thought very highly of Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s, putting aside the fact that I also thought at the time that I was best friends with Knight Rider); I brazenly attest that this puts me in a unique position to offer advice to the potential jurors of the United States who are still uncertain about whom to cast their vote for when they step into the booth on November 4th...that is, some of them.
By no means do I feel qualified to address the theoretically-existent undecided voters who are capable of applying genuine thought and reason to the many issues at stake in this election--they're on their own, as far as my purposes here are concerned. This post is specifically targeted at the undecided voters who are leaning towards John McCain for no other reason than because the word "Obama" rhymes with the word "Osama":
If you wouldn't mind putting down that can of paint you're drinking from for a moment, I'd like to examine the issue of rhyming words vis-à-vis their value in the upcoming presidential election.
It's true--Barack Obama's last name rhymes with Osama bin Laden's first name. There are a lot of people who don't like Obama who would have you believe that this grammatical similarity indicates a substantive commonality between the current Democratic candidate for U.S. President and the evil mastermind behind the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
But have those people considered the words that rhyme with the words that describe things they do like? It's unlikely, because thinking and words hurt their brains. I ask you to do what they cannot, and contemplate the following selection of 25 rhymes:
Bill Engvall: Bilingual (which indicates a terrorist)
Bush: Rush (the band from Canada, which is a foreign country)
Cheney: Brainy (and thinking is for faggots)
Christ: Feist (who is from Canada)
Football: Fútbol (which means "soccer", which is foreign)
Foreigner (the band): Foreigner (a foreign person)
Fox News: Cock Shoes (which--while not an actual thing--sounds pretty gay)
God: Zod (who tried to kill Superman)
Gun: Hun (who was a person from Asia, which is a foreign place)
Hate: Plate (which liberal elitists use when they eat)
Hunting: Punting (which is quitting)
Jesus: Pees Us
Larry the Cable Guy: Marry-Clark-Gable Guy
Limbaugh: Simba (who is from Africa, which is where black people are from)
NASCAR: Ass Czar
Palin: Gay Men
"Pro Life": "Go Fife" (and fifes are gay)
Racism: Chase Jism
Truck: Puck (which is used in hockey, which is from Canada)
War: Poor (which, coincidentally, is what the Iraq War made America)
Weapon: Stepin (as in “Fetchit”, who--although hilarious--was a black person)
White Power: Nice Flower (and flowers are gay)
I could go on, but no amount of further examples would ever change one fact that the average Obama-hater is quick to point out: Barack Obama's middle name is "Hussein", which is the same name as the last name of Saddam Hussein (who, although he had nothing to do with 9/11--unlike Osama bin Laden--is, thankfully, dead...also unlike Osama bin Laden).
If that's the kind of ostensible "logic" (for lack of a better term) that can influence your choice for the next President of the United States, there's really no effective counterpoint that I can present to you.
Except...oh, my god--
"Hussein" rhymes with "McCain"!