5 Ways to Tell If You've Politically Lost Your Damned Mind
If you're a sane person then you are dreading the next four months leading up to the presidential election. Every single election cycle has gotten more and more crazy, but I have a feeling this is going to be the one where we end up developing airborne thorazine to try and chill folks the holy hell out.
stormfront.org... I really wouldn't visit that site if I were you
It's so easy to get caught up in the partisan sniping and insulting rhetoric. We don't use war for entertainment much anymore, so now we use politics. The Republican debates showed that clearly between the high ratings and the fact that people openly compared them to a successful TV show. The same lunacy that made people unironically wear Team Jacob and Team Edward shirts has spread to mainstream politics.
Of course, you don't just wake up one morning and say, "Today I shall treat every political discussion as a reason to foam at the mouth" any more than you say, "I shall no longer be able to control my alcohol intake." It happens insidiously, slowly over time. So just as I did when I offered helpful signs that you might be a racist, here are a few indicators that you have crossed over into crazy town.
Bear in mind that these apply mostly to people that currently oppose Barack Obama. However, I can't stress enough how they applied exactly as much to people that opposed Bush in 2004. Something about the end of a president's first term just brings out the cuckoo hardcore.
You Can't Fit Any More Negative Bumper Stickers on Your Car
Let's leave off the fact that being the kind of person that puts bumper stickers on your car already indicates a bestial, territorial personality that makes you want to violent lash out at threats, even though it's totally true. There's nothing wrong, I guess, with a lone "I'll keep my guns and Bible. You can keep the change" decal, but when you go to such lengths that you could literally not express your feelings about the President any further without adding a second bumper you are not projecting an aura of, "This man is a wise and logical political thinker." Take care, though, some people take the next step of decorating their infants to get the point across.
You Compare Anything to the Third Reich
You know who has something in common with Hitler? Every single nation that has been involved with the Olympic Torch ceremony. Hitler invented it, but we all do it anyway. Anytime a politician does something that annoys a crazy person they start looking for a way to compare it to the actions of Nazi Germany.
To be clear, you'd need three U.S. Presidents to equal one Hitler; Jackson (for the genocide), Roosevelt (for the internment camps), and Arthur (for the odd, but charismatic facial hair). Until we see a commander in chief start breaking the windows of a particular race or herding them into ghettos with racial markings, let's leave the comparisons to the fuehrer as an indication of batshittedness.