Decided By One Vote

I really need to get back on track with posting. Still have not figured out my schedule and life balance with my new job, but for now I will squeeze posts in whenever I can.

No place to start like yesterday’s election. There have been comparisons of President Obama to Batman for a while now, and this picture made the rounds again last night after he was declared the winner.

In a word, yes. It is a coincidence. I never really understood why there were so many Obama/Batman comparisons (or Romney/Bane comparisons, either). I do not think their politics line up. Here’s a quote from Dave’s Longbox that I think is pretty accurate:

Batman is a true independent, a man of solid principles and baffling contradictions. This may be because he is mentally ill. Batman has an almost paranoid distrust of government institutions, yet believes in the rule of law. He’s an urban vigilante, yet he’s a proponent of gun control. Batman is anti-death penalty to a fault – how many times has he had to capture the mass-murdering Joker and return him to Arkham Asylum instead of the electric chair? Contradictions be damned. Batman follows his own moral compass, and Batman is always right. When Batman votes, he weighs all the options and chooses the best person for the job, regardless of party affiliation or whether they are actually running for office. In other words, he writes-in BATMAN on every ballot.

Honestly, for all the talk liberals make of coming change, and conservatives make of “taxmageddon,” nothing is going to change in the next four years. Democrats have the White House, but only a majority (not a super-majority) of the Senate and Republicans still hold the House. Queue gridlock and obstructionism and both sides blaming the other.


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