What if…McCain won the election in 2008?
I’ve got eight things that would be different. First of all, Sonya Sotomayor wouldn’t be headed to supreme court. Of course, there are no guarantees that David Souter would have retired had McCain won, but given that he announced his retirement so soon after Obama was elected, you have to think he was ready to call it quits. Second, there’d be a smaller, but still expensive stimulus bill. Given that McCain campaigned relentlessly on his fiscal conservative credentials, you might think he’d have opposed a stimulus. Not so. He proposed his own stimulus bill in the Senate that admittedly, was much heavier on tax cuts, but still had a hefty $421 billion price tag. Third, General Motors and Chrysler wouldn’t be government owned. Fourth, the Cap and Trade bill that passed the House is, at least for the moment, not making any headway in the Senate. Although it’s possible it will eventually pass, the odds are against it. The same couldn’t have been said had John McCain been President. For number five, say “hello” to amnesty (a period where offenders of the law and such aren’t punished for being meanies). The Democrats are understandably terrified of pushing amnesty during a recession with Obama’s approval numbers already plummeting. That’s why an amnesty bill probably won’t be seriously considered until 2011 at the earliest. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that John McCain shares the Democrats’ fear. Sixth, socialized medicine probably wouldn’t be on America’s agenda. McCain did have some good ideas about improving health care, but they would have gone nowhere in a Democratic Congress and he would have vetoed a socialized medicine bill. Seventh, you’d be talking Republicans down off of ledges today. After the last four years of Bush, having another Republican President who paid little attention to the grassroots would have been incredibly demoralizing.
Finally, Sarah Palin would be Vice President. Enough said.
What if…dinosaurs were our next-door neighbors?
One of the biggest problems with dinosaurs existing in this day and age is whether human beings and dinosaurs are capable to live in harmony in the same environment. If humans today can manipulate animals that are over 100 times their own size (elephants, killer whales, you name it), why is it so difficult to believe that humans and dinosaurs could inhabit the earth at the same time? However, I purpose to different outcomes: either we train the dinosaurs to be our ride to school and work, or they eat us for lunch. I can’t really tell which.
What if…makeup didn’t exist?
What? No drag queens? I don’t know what that would be like, but there would be a lesser percentage of models and porn stars, since they’d have to go off their “natural beauty.”
What if…you just lost the game?
Aha, you just lost the game! Wait, DAMMIT!
What if…all females in the world were required to take part in Girls Gone Wild?
Everything would be censored. Everything.
What if…you didn’t have to go to medical school to become a doctor?
Then Nick Kim could perform solo surgeries all the time. In other words, if you ever needed a kidney transplant, just go ahead and die. It’s useless.
What if…there was another writer’s strike, but it was never-ending?
That would mean that new shows, like Pretty Little Liars, Happy Town, and The Deep End would never exist. New turning points in shows, like Meredith getting preggo in Grey’s Anatomy, would never have happened, so anything recent like that would have never happened. You see where I’m going with this?
What if…we were all sock monkeys?
Oh my goodness. The world would be SO awesome! Could you imagine tanning, or surgery? That’d be crazy!
What if…we were all the same?
If everyone were exactly the same we wouldn’t get along at all. Have you ever met anyone who is just like you? Who has the same bad habits, annoying mannerisms, little quirks, etc.? If everyone was the same, we’d all die. Variety and genetic diversity in humans compliments itself and aids the weaknesses of others. But if everyone was perfect, well, that would be existence such as flowers and other unconscious things, as everything is entirely determined.
What if…one color on the standard color wheel didn’t exist?
Let’s say, for example, the color red didn’t exist. There’d be no red firetrucks, they’d all be yellow or whatever. There wouldn’t be any red licorice or red apples or anything, not to mention that if one primary color didn’t exist (like red, yellow, or blue), then the two secondary colors it makes wouldn’t exist, either (i.e; red doesn’t exist, thus, it cannot make orange or purple). Now, if everything was one color, then refer back to the last question, only change it to “What if everything was the same”.