If Obama is a terrorist, I’m a beauty queen!!!

Posted: October 19, 2008 in 2008 Presidential election, All, Blogroll, Conservatives versus Liberals, Controversy, Democrats versus Republicans, Life, opinions, politics, rants, Thoughts, women
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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!!!! 

National Organization for Women PAC Endorses Obama-Biden

 

Friends,

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.

Comments
  1. I had read on many lying Sites that Barrack Obama does not drink alcohol and that is not true.. is Obama an alcoholic http://www.sofakingdrunk.com/2008/05/09/obama-and-clinton-drinking-alcohol-obama-drunk-clinton-drunk/

    Reality! These days it is too hard to tell the difference between secular persons and the professing Christians . Genuine Born Again Evangelical Christians are total abstainers from smoking, drugs, alcohol, cheating, lying, stealing, tax evasions, pornography, or rather all personal vices, Impairments , gay sex and they openly oppose, they undeniably do not encourage or approve of such immoral acts now too

  2. Manymeez says:

    thank you for clarifying that… I suspect your comment is to promote a personal agenda, and not to have a productive dialog.

    it is my opinion that many genuine born again Christians spend way too much time peeking into the doors of others, and not enough time peeking in their own. Do I care if Obama has a drink? or sustains from judging others but spends more time helping America recover from this mess we’re in? absolutely not! And if we voted for a presidential candidate based on the criteria you just mentioned, there would not be a polititician alive that could pass that test!!!

  3. ladylennon says:

    I tend to find a lot of the McCain/Palin supporters I know are either of the “I’m not voting for a black man” sect or They think Obama is a muslim.
    Both reason seem very poorly thought out to me.

    I’m sure John McCain drinks too. I also have to say using a resource named Sofa King Drunk isn’t the most prudent way to get people to see your side of things.

    A vote should be based on the candidates stance on issues important to moving our country in a good direction. This election I really believe issues such as abortion, religion, tax cuts, should not even be counted. We need to worry about where our jobs, energy, home loans, and home values are going
    No matter who the next president is there will need to be some kind of tax rise. Period. We have a huge deficit and it needs to be repaid. The government is not the only responsible party for the mess we are in. Some of us are to blame as well.

    Major changes need to take place and I think McCain/Palin are not capable of it. McCain has said he would get rid of the Department of Education if he could. That statement is an example of how out of touch he is. That would mean no federal aid for college at all. That would make our country even poorer because to live you really need a college degree now.

    I don’t care if Obama goes on stage with a glass of scotch as long as he his capable of making the choices needed for this country.

  4. Andrea_44 says:

    I’m not an American but if I were I’d be voting for Obama/Biden. I believe that most people in other countries around the World are hoping with all their hearts that the American people will make the right choice and vote for Obama as President!
    Great post Gia, and I agree with you 100%!

  5. emrysa says:

    I think your “3 reasons” is right on the money.

    this country and this world are complex. the r “base” just does not get complexity, and they don’t want to. they want to stick with simple shit like guns and abortion. I seriously think these people are in a state of arrested development.

  6. everythingsjustjake says:

    if obama is a terrorist, i will match your beauty queen status and say that i am the STRAIGHTEST and BUTHCEST man in the western hemisphere.

  7. KellyW. says:

    I voted via absentee ballot today! Obama has my vote already!!! It felt good to just get it over with and speak my mind. I can’t wait for this election to be over!

  8. Loony says:

    Great post Gia! this loony cannuck was scared watching the news this week when I saw even young people who are naive enough to fall for this propaganda crap!
    I am hoping the old school attitudes and generations were fading out with each new generation!
    hoping for Obama ~! its time for change!

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