I am so angry right now that my stomach hurts. Can you believe that?
How many people blindly vote with their party, never willing to listen to what the other party says? I’d like to know– honestly. Have YOU sat and listened to both sides give their speeches? (Probably the answer is yes because you are fabulous like me — otherwise why would you be reading this?)
There is a tone to the RNC that was missing from the DNC– one of condescension and outright disrespect. Sure, the Dems got in their jabs about McCain and the Republicans, but not in a way that was so… low. I had to turn off Huckabee’s speech and I only made it through 3/4 of Palin’s. I think it’s great that the Republicans nominated a female VP. But you know, 24 years ago another woman was a VP nominee for a major party. Geraldine Ferraro. It’s not that freaking big of a deal that Palin is a woman.
It really isn’t. Unless of course, you are so feminist (as to be anti-feminist) and will vote for a woman whose campaign has already released buttons like “Hoosiers for the HOT Chick” and “The HOT VP”. (barf) Or you are just going to vote for Palin because she is a female, regardless of the fact that she is 100% pro life and against anything other than advocating abstinence. ((which, I shall now stoop to republican levels of commentary for a moment– worked soo well for her underaged daughter))
About that–the whole “her daughter is pregnant” thing– is it really anyone’s business to know this? To discuss it? Family is kind of off limits and sacred. So my knee jerk reaction is, no way– discussing the daughter’s pregnancy is out of line. Unless of course, you are talking about how Ms. Palin is anti-sex education in any way shape or form except for abstinence, and could possibly make the matter a federal one.
I live in fear of a world where abortion is against the law. I saw that movie with Sissy Spacek and it scared the crap out of me. It kind of scares me that Palin and McCain are so obstinately pro-life. NOBODY should be able to and nobody can tell a woman what choice to make in that situation– not really. And I am pretty certain that at $500 a pop or more abortions aren’t exactly the world’s preferred method of birth control that the pro-lifer’s would have you believe. But I digress.
Let’s just talk about energy for a second.
Obama is against offshore drilling (um, even if we started drilling this very second it would not drop oil prices nor would it end America’s dependence on oil– eventually we will use all of the oil up and then what?) but he is for solar power, clean coal, wind power, biofuels, and limited nuclear power (at least that’s what I think he said.)
Palin says that her platform/party is for solar power, clean coal, windpower, nuclear power, and off shore drilling. And that even if off shore drilling doesn’t solve all our problems, it’s better than doing nothing.
Am I missing something?
The ONLY difference is that the dems support moving america away from oil dependence and the republicans just want to move america away from foreign oil dependence.
I’d also like to know how Obama’s statement of “I will lower taxes” means “I will raise all of your taxes and turn america into communist russia” comes from. But I am kind of politically stupid.
I am just really saddened by the sheer amount of low blows and outright blatantly screwy logic some people are employing in this race. I talk to everyone about this because I can be kind of screwy when it comes to reading people and maybe you see something differently and discussing it may bring me to a new realization.
But when I hear crap like 99% of all the black people will vote for Obama because he is black, or most of the disgruntled Hilary supporters will vote Palin because she is a female (despite the fact that she is like, the anti-Hilary) it kind of scares me. Are people really so rigid in their beliefs and so locked into stereotypes?? and don’t forget, I live in California.