"It's not going to matter anyway," I replied, "once the mother ship returns and my Beloved Overlord makes slaves of your entire species."
You can imagine the pollster's response: nothing, since I was being polled by a recording.
Robot calls take the fun out of everything. My grandfather once convinced a telemarketer he could not buy his vacuum cleaner because he had dirt floors.
Ah, the good old days.
Anyways, had I been talking to a live human being, my most honest answer would have been, "How the hell do I know?"
Going to kill a bunch of innocent people on the other side of the world instead of hunting those who attacked us? I'd rather you didn't.
Giving tax breaks to oil industry cronies? I object.
Taking funding away from schools that don't function well because they're underfunded to begin with? I question your logic, sir.
But with Obama, everything requires outside expertise to form an opinion.
You have your bank bailout. Virtually no one understands economics well enough to know if this was really necessary to avoid a depression.
I wish all the taxpayer money given to banks could have come with more strings attached. At the same time, though, the whole plan seems to have worked. Not only did we avoid a depression, we don't even have a recession. Instead we have an "economic downturn." Phew!
Health care: Everyone agrees it's broken. No one knows how to fix it. Even supporters had to water down their argument to, "some change is better than none."
The amount of specialized knowledge in the world is growing exponentially. Layer upon layer of bureaucracy is required for government to keep up. Accountability has become a quaint fantasy.
But there's still cause for hope. The Beloved Overlord is on his way.