The United States Presidential election is coming up in 2 weeks and 2 days. Last weekend I spent time with people, mostly women whom I pretty sure are McCain/Palin supporters. These people are great people. They love their families, are funny, and fun to hang out with. A few of the people who are supporting the Obama/Biden ticket stated a few reasons why they supported the democratic ticket. But the McCain/Palin supporters remained tight lipped. Which I found odd because they were the majority. Maybe they buy into the myth that all supporters of the democratic ticket are crazed liberals who attack all of those who oppose them. (I have seen some of those crazed liberals before….scary, scary, scary)
I’ve written many post here asking people for explanations about why they are supporting the McCain/Palin ticket, but not one single person responded. Oh, many of you came by for a visit, but no one was willing to share. So, I’m left to make my own conclusions.
It seems to me, at least down here in the south that there are 3 main reasons to support McCain/Palin.
1. I’m keeping my gun damn it, and no one is taking it away from me. IT IS MY GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO DEFEND MYSELF!!!!
2. Abortion is a sin, period.
3. The republicans will help me keep my money and help me get more of it.
I think those are the most popular reasons. But I have heard from quite a few people who only shared with me because I’m white, that they were not voting for a black person, ever (this has been changed from what exactly was said because it is way too offensive to even this non black girl to repeat it) And a few people actually believe that Obama is a terrorist. Give me a fucking break! If Obama is a terrorist, I’m a beauty queen!!!
Okay, Barack Obama on gun control. He supports the 2nd amendment. He doesn’t want to see any law abiding citizen lose their right to bear arms. I do believe though, that he strongly feels that it should be as hard or even more difficult to acquire a gun than a driver’s license. That ain’t such a bad thing, at all!!!
Barack Obama on abortion. There really isn’t much else to say about this. It’s a pretty clear cut issue. For or against. But for those of you who are against abortion, you must know that those of us who support Roe vs. Wade are not anti life, we are pro choice. Most people who support free choice wouldn’t personally choose to have an abortion, but they understand that their personal beliefs should not be placed on someone else. It’s America people!
About the whole money issue. I am not economic savvy, in the least. But it is my opinion that the only reason a republican would help you get or keep money would be if you’re a millionaire already. My life has been better, financially when there has been a democrat in office. I have to say though, how many of you have made more money or held on to more money over the last 8 years? I’d dare to say, not many of you, certainly not me. McCain has voted with Bush over 90% of the time. Why do you think he’d suddenly change his opinion NOW?
This is the conclusion of the rantings of a middle-aged white southern girl (woman). This is where I honestly think the minds of the McCain/Palin supporters are. I would bring up Palin separately, but she scares me too much. It scares me to think that A LOT of women are supporting this ticket only because there is a woman on the ticket. That is not being a free thinker, or a feminist. The National Organization for Women have given their support for Obama. They usually don’t endorse anyone, but this time they felt they must take a stand. Below is the link to the NOW article and the letter they attached with their endorcement. So, basically this is the end of this long rambling. Thanks for making it this far….and by all means….whether you agree or disagree…. feel free to share, this is a judgement free zone!!!!
We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate that has a real possibility of becoming fact.
Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech, gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears.
To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second (and possibly first) most powerful person on the planet.
We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a
mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely
as a rash, incompetent, and altogether devastating choice for Vice
President. Ms. Palin’s political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and from which we’ve so demonstrably benefited.
First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not
demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly.