Here's one where we're #1: Prevalence of mental illness in the population. "One-quarter of all Americans met the criteria for having a mental illness within the past year, and fully a quarter of those had a 'serious' disorder that significantly disrupted their ability to function day to day, according to the largest and most detailed survey of the nation's mental health.
From the same study: "The United States is the wealthiest, mightiest country in all of human history, and yet it has a higher proportion of poor or, worse, hungry citizens than almost every other industrialized nation
Wow, don't you feel silly spending so much of our campaigning time on FISA?
Obama is tagged with the "elite" label.
Who are the "elite"
Obama or the erudite bloggers here, who, day after day, write pompous overblown, far too lengthy and far too detailed diaries??
Bloviators ( "an intransitive verb which means to speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner"),(not all of them but you know the ones I mean) ,win hands down.
Good journalists know that the headline and first few paragraphs are enough to inform the readers.
Here are some other stats about how great our country is: note: if I published this on July 4 I would have been electrocuted.
"U.S. was ranked #72 on "Level of Health" (snuggled between Argentina-71 and Bhutan-73) and #37 (between Costa Rica-36 and Slovenia-38) on "Overall Health System Performance", according to the World Health Organization.
And more... How does this one frost you:
"The US child poverty rate is the highest in the developed world, 50 percent higher than the next country"
And look here:
New report ranks U.S. teens 29th in science worldwide.
Guess who's first in literacy (highest amount of literate people):
Shouldn't these rankings be enough to win us this election if we concentrated on them instead of wasting time on issues which are way above the reach of ordinary ,almost illiterate, U.S. citizens?
Okay, then, I will give you one more defining issue which will shove the poll numbers from the present 4 to 8 pt range to 80- 20 in Obama's favor:
In today's Sunday N.Y. Times, Frank Rich reveals that John McCain has admitted he does not know how to operate a computer. Damn, my cat knows how to operate a computer
I can hear your objections "yes Mr. Irrational but if we throw these stats about U.S. rankings worldwide out there, they will ask why Clinton and Carter didn't do anything about these problems?"
Here is what you answer them with:
We agree, a plague on all thier asses; that's why we have a candidate this year running on "Change."
I couldn't find any links to support me but I will go out on a limb and surmise that we rank first world wide in number of men over 30 still obsessed with Video Gaming.
Had enough? Ok so now we can go back to the real issues like wearing a flag pin on our lapels.