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Sunday, September 14, 2008

the Election is Getting Rough... in America, eh!

The election process in the USA is starting to heat up... I am fairly certain my position is well known... if John McCain is elected I will sell the Florida home, and leave America for the last time... I don't believe he will win and I am hoping that Obama won't do anything to loose it.

I have been getting right wing drivel for the past few weeks, and it is getting more rife with inaccuracies and panic. I have no argument with the right to opinions, but I do have gas when it is clear that the material sent is inaccurate and sometimes intended to maim the person or party it is aimed at... examples are well known and came in the last election against John Kerry, from the Swift Boat people of the far right.

This past week, a very good friend wrote me and several others of his network and attached an attack on Obama. While Jim was not taking the position of the attachment, and claims he is not a far right zealot... one of his friends, Susan responded to Jim in the following manner... this is not apparently pasted in stuff... she wrote this like she meant it... some things to think about, whether we take extreme positions, or have to accept friends who do.

Nice material Sue...

Oh, Jim --

You're so pathetic and I'm so sick of all this tripe you regurgitate (nothing personal, of course!!). So let me try to voice just
a few of my frustrations! I don't mean to talk down to you but there's so much hypocrisy in the Palin pick, it's maddening!!!



If you're a minority and you're selected for a job over more qualified candidates you're a "token hire."
If you're a conservative and you're selected for a job over more qualified candidates you're a "game changer."

Black teen pregnancies? A "crisis" in black America.
White teen pregnancies? A "blessed event."

If you grow up in Hawaii you're "exotic."
Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you're the quintessential "American story."

Similarly, if you name you kid Barack you're "unpatriotic."
Name your kid Track, you're "colorful."

If you're a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fully vetting the individual you're "reckless."
A Republican who doesn't fully vet is a "maverick."

If you spend 3 years as a community organizer growing your organization from a staff of 1 to 13 and your budget from $70,000 to $400,000, then become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new African Amerian voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, then spend nearly 8 more years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, becoming chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, then spend nearly 4 years in the United States Senate representi
ng a state of nearly 13 million people, sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you are woefully inexperienced.


If you spend 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with fewer than 7,000 people, then spend 20 months as the governor of a state with 650,000 people, then you've got the most executive experience of anyone on either ticket, are the Commander in Chief of the Alaska military and are well qualified to lead the nation should you be called upon to do so because your state is the closest state to Russia.


If you are a Democratic male candidate who is popular with millions of people you are an "arrogant celebrity".
If you are a popular Republican female candidate you are "energizing the base".

If you are a younger male candidate who thinks for himself and makes his own decisions you are "presumptuous".
If you are an older male candidate who makes last minute decisions you refuse to explain, you are a "shoot from the hip" maverick.

If you are a candidate with a Harvard law degree you are "an elitist-out of touch" with the real America.
if you are a legacy (dad and granddad were admirals) graduate of Anapolis, with multiple disciplinary infractions you are a hero.

If you manage a multi-million dollar nationwide campaign, you are an "empty suit".
If you are a part tim
e mayor of a town of 7000 people, you are an "experienced executive".

If you go to a south side Chicago church, your beliefs are "extremist".
If you believe in creationism and don't believe global warming is man made, you are "strongly principled".

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.
If you have been married to the same woman with whom you've been wed to for 19 years and raising 2 beautiful daughters with, you're "risky".

If you're a black single mother of 4 who waits for 22 hours after her water breaks to seek medical attention, you're an irresponsible parent, endangering the life of your unborn child.
But if you're a white married mother who waits 22 hours, you're spunky.

If you're a 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton, the right-wing press calls you "First dog."
If you're a 17-year old pregnant unwed daughter of a Republican, the right-wing press calls you "beautiful" and "courageous."

If you kill an endangered species, you're an excellent hunter.
If you have an abortion your not a christian, you're a murderer (forget about if it happen while being date raped.)

If you teach abstinence only in sex education, you get teen parents.
If you teach responsible age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

1 comment:

Curt from Colorado said...

Happy Saturday from Colorado! It's not surprising that we have these very emotional "opinions" on both sides of the aisle...down here...I'm sure you have your fair share of "right wingers" in Canada...though I can't say I know too many! I digress...as Bruce knows I love to get my 2 cents in!

Frankly I think we all know by now you can make these retorts back and forth non stop "if you are a working mom who does not believe in abortion your a right wing zealot" if you are a hunter whom respects the earth and treats it as such...your a ruthless bambi killer etc etc etc".

I was wondering what the..not really..I know what the reception would be by the main street press and TV in the USA if Sarah Palin had just 2 things different about here and was the VP Candidate. 1. she was a democrat 2. she was pro-abortion?

She would be the pinnacle of the womans movement..self made...hard worker...independant...had taken on the boys and won...etc etc etc.

Its too bad we all get caught up in the venom...I see that with the minority of my friends who support Obamma and us who support the right choices (having some fun!).

How do we bridge that gap...and get things done...because clearly on most of the major issues we have a pretty even divide down here.

Because you know if Obama gets elected and we get one attack and the economy does not improve dramatically...we go through this whole cycle again in four years.

Any way you all have a great day and lets all pray and hope for the best whoever runs the show after the next 30 days!

Sincerely

Extreme rightwing fearmongering capitalist bambi killing no good USA pig.....or

Coloradan appreciating god blessed dad who believes in free markets and thanks god for curing him of cancer and the great blessings I enjoy.

You Pick!

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