Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Presidential debate drinking game

All the way from London! It's the Obama-McCain debate drinking game! A drinking game for the Presidential debate! Can't vote, can drink!

The voter questions, 'town hall' format makes it hard for the two candidates to get snarky and dish zingers. Voters, we hear, don't like it when candidates indulge in ad hominem attacks and get angry.

So despite the recent fetid tsunami of lies, smears, insinuations, half-truths, racism, and more lies as the audacity of hope battles the mendacity of fear, we probably won't see any bloody noses tonight.The strategy will be to connect, empathise, feel voter's pain, understand, care and if either of them can summon up a tear, or a chokey voice, even better.

But really, all voters want to hear about is the economy. In six months time, will they still have jobs? Pensions? Houses? It will go down to who sounds like he can deliver a plan to stop everyone having to eat roadkill and live in cardboard boxes. That's it. The rest is just bollocks.
Time for a drinking game.Drink when you hear

'My friends'
'Wall Street/Main Street'
'middle class'
'Just doesn't get it'
'reach across the aisle'
'this great nation'
'difficult times'
'affordable healthcare'
'eco-narmic 9/11'
'Fannie and Freddie'
'together we can do it'
'faith in our country and each other'
'with all due respect'
'you lying bastard'
'your mom'

If they hug at the end, drink everything in sight

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time I hear about Fannie and Freddie I giggle. Hardly an appropriate response but they sound like two aged relatives rather than banks.

October 08, 2008 5:37 pm  
Blogger Philip said...

If they hug at the end, how do you keep it all down?

October 08, 2008 10:55 pm  
Blogger Andy Ramblings said...

Don't know if John can hug? with his wonky arms.

October 08, 2008 11:24 pm  
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October 10, 2008 7:34 am  
Blogger Debi said...

These last few posts remind me why I missed you so much - not that I needed reminding ...

October 10, 2008 3:22 pm  
Blogger Gridlock said...

Things you won't (didn't, I suppose) hear include HAVA. You'd think as Champion Of The Common People and Last Hope of Hopey Hope Barack or the Dems might be complaining about the disenfranchisement of millions of people....

October 10, 2008 4:26 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

Thanks all.
Especially Gridlock. HuffPo and Kos have been up in arms about HAVA and Newsnight did a report on voter disenfranchisement but it needs to be banged on about more.

I know the Obama campaign is very hot at grass roots level and is not only registering voters but has legal teams challenging dodgy rulings like having to provide photo ID car licences ( many Black voters don't drive or have cars) and students registered at their parental home not being allowed to vote at college because of address etc...but the root and branch reform is needed.

I just hope the independents don't stay at home - too racist to vote for Obamam, too angry to vote Republican...

A landslide would be handy.

It's predicted, but Bin Laden could change that( or appear to)

October 10, 2008 5:03 pm  
Anonymous Richard said...

Saturday Night Live did a great skit on the Biden-Palin debate where Palin's basically trying to get 'maverick' in as many times as she can for the sake of all the 'Joe Six Packs' playing drinking games at home: http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/vp-debate-open-palin-biden/727421/

October 11, 2008 11:30 pm  
Blogger kris said...


lol Richard beat me to it. It is priceless.

October 12, 2008 3:42 pm  
Blogger Julio César Fernández said...

The economy is something that in itself was also interested in the rest of mundo.Igual think that much of the discussion are as shows staged for people and the ideal is to involve people.

November 20, 2009 4:00 pm  

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