Yeah, that's the thought that just went through my mind. It's fucking cold as shit in here!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
I thought long and hard before deciding to post this blog but I couldn't hold this in anymore. I dreamed about this blog last night.
So here it goes.
I have two words for all of you.
I'm sorry. I shouldn't say that but it's how I feel. I'm not saying that you need to like Obama but if you're a Democrat you sure as hell need to support him. If only for the fact that he IS our candidate. You see, to me, being a Democrat is more than who your candidate is. It's a fundamental belief, an underlying philosophy about life and politics. It means being Pro-Choice, believing that everyone has the right to affordable healthcare (and yes, I am a Universal healthcare supporter), it's believing that Gay people are entitled to the same rights as everyone else, including the right to get married, it means that I believe that the government is for the people and it is all of our responsibility to take care of those of us that cannot help themselves because we are only as strong as our weakest link.
When I hear former Clinton supporters saying that they are going to vote for McCain because she didn't get the nomination I feel betrayed. I feel that they are betraying not only Mrs. Clinton but their very beliefs. How can you respect that? And the reasons they give? They call sound like sour grapes to me. Their main reson for the defection is that Obama doesn't have enough experience and since Hillary's out of the game, they have no choice but to vote for McCain.
Experience? Really? Okay.
Well, you cling to that 'Experience' excuse when young women start dying in back alleys because the uberconservative Supreme Court overthrows 'Roe v Wade.'
Let 'Experience' keep you warm when our education system starts falling apart because McCain starts issuing vouchers and closing low performing schools, these schools that are mostly in Urban areas that don't get enough funding anyway because crime is so high and property taxes are so low.
Keep touting 'Experience' when these poor and now even more uneducated kids turn to crime, start overflowing our overburdened criminal system to the point where we start building more prisons than schools.
Oh, and let 'Experience' feed your family, put gas in your car, and take care of you when you are sick because the middle class keeps shrinking and working harder to earn less, the cost of food and gas continues to grow, the rich continue to find every loophole in the muddles tax system to pay less taxes than the poorest families, and millions more American jobs go overseas because we keep giving big coporations tax subsidies.
If that future makes you happy, then by all means vote for McCain.
Oh, and for all you Clinton supporters who say that you're not going to vote at all, BITE MY BALLS. Stop being cowards. That's the same as voting for McCain while at the same time assuaging your liberal guilt because you didn't cast the actual vote and can continue to say that you're a staunch Democrat. And if McCain does win, then it's not your fault.
I didn't vote for Bush but he's still my President, as much as that fact pains me. I voted for him. I didn't cast my ballot for him but I was part of the process that elected him, both times.
I know that I am being harsh but I can't help it.
Yes, I was an Obama supporter from the beginning, but I also like Hillary Clinton. I would have been pleased if she had won the Democratic nomination. I would have been overjoyed if they both had been on the ticket.
And that's the difference between us Obama voters. I can't speak for all of us, but I doubt that we have had the same response as to be so embittered that we would defect to the enemy camp. Because it makes no sense, at least to me.
I vote on my values. And the Democrats embody the things that I believe as an American, as a person of color, as a woman, as a human being. I would have thrown myself 100% behind Hillary Clinton. I wouldn't need to be convinced. She would have been my candidate.
Barack Obama IS my candidate. He believes in what I believe in. He has my same values.
And if you won't listen to me, then listen to her...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Take a look at these two websites...
How petty and disgusting can you be? Just look at their website!
Obama must really have them on the run for them to dedicate this much effort into exaggerating facts and throwing that much mud on a good man.
I mean seriously! It's not even about your candidate. It's about discrediting Obama. McCain's crazy face isn't even on the page.
I have never been prouder of my country than I was tonight. If Barack Obama's speech didn't move you or stir you, then I don't know what will. We were lucky to host the DNC in Denver and my Dad was part of history as he watched Obama accept the nomination for president at Mile High Stadium. I did not go but more on that later. Plus pics!
God Bless Barack Obama and God Bless America!