Really, I’ve had it up to here.
**points to my eyes**
This political season has worn me OWT! Maybe it’s because I’m blogging and I’m looking at things different; or maybe it’s because this is the first time I’ve had 24 hour cable access–I don’t know. But what I do know is that barring anything cataclysmic between now and November 4th, I’m not really writing anymore blogs about these political candidates, so get your fill now because I’m done.
Below is the list of the people in the political arena, be they a candidate or someone related to the candidates, so here goes.
Senator Barack Hussein Obama (D-Ill.) This man has become as Bill Maher said on Larry King’s show last night, the Jackie Robinson of politics. He has maintained an even temper even in the face of persecution from as he called the “wingnuts” which was short of the “Right-wing nuts.” Seriously, even though I didn’t see the debates, the fact that Obama didn’t even come for Sarah Palin just proved who was really in control of this race. The man is everything everyone should strive to be in this country. Whether one agrees with him ideologically or not, this is a cool brutha.
Not to mention the fact that as far as I’m concerned his politics are on point. Regardless of what critics may say, I believe that health care should be a right and not a responsibility as was noted in the Town Hall Debates. I’m interested to see just how well the tax plan will work for those making under $250K a year. I think Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania had it right when he said on CNN on this past Thursday that getting taxed more begins to pale in comparison to what one is making. Fact of the matter is, the more you make, the more you can afford to pay. Moreover, how often do these fools find tax loopholes and end up not paying in the first place.
I’m not expecting Obama to be this great hope for the nation, perhaps like others, but he’ll definitely be a change from what we’ve been used to seeing.
Senator John Sidney McCain (R-Ariz.) Honestly, prior to his vice-presidential pick, I was alright with John McCain. I wasn’t bowled over for him, particularly in the face of one Barack Obama, but still I could deal with him. Honestly, I remember him being the Republican who you’d hear about on television and often times it was for political stance that he took that often times I agreed with. Not all the time, but often times. Personally, I would always give some Republicans the benefit of the doubt if McCain’s name was attached to it.
I don’t know if he got co-opted by the Republican Party machine or what, but when he picked homegirl from Alaska, I realised something was in the air. Honestly, I’m sticking to this small conspiracy theory that McCain is really being controlled by some bigger forces. This attack dog politics is NOT his M.O. I mean, look at him, aside from a flaring temper, he’s not a passionate man. He’s relatively controlled in his movements, his speeches aren’t rousing at all and he actually looks like a puppet the way he moves his arms when he talks.
His policies….well, I’m not convinced he took the approach to the Georgia-Russian conflict that I would have liked, and his health care plan…well, you know where I stand on that as well. His Iraq war policy isn’t what I agree with and he’s remiss to come out strong against George Bush. Seriously, if you’re that much of a maverick then leave the party. If he had left the party and just used the money from his wife, which would have been more than enough, then he would have been able to criticize Bushy and perhaps he’d be a bit closer in the polls.
McCain just gives me doddering old man who you kind of want to pat on the head and say “Come on now Grampa, lets go take your medicine.” Seriously, I’m afraid for his life. They already say the presidency adds about 10 years to your life. Just look at Clinton and Bush, both of them had near white hair by the time they left (leave) office compared to their first years.
Governor Sarah Louise Heath Palin (R-Alaska) If there was ever a lapse in judgment, this was it. Well, there was always J. Danforth Quayle, but the dynamics were different. Back in 1988, the Republican ticket surged ahead of Mondale and Betteson after their convention. Well, that most certainly didn’t happen, it was just that finally we had statistical dead heat after the summer campaigning was done. Also, Bush was a vice-president running for president after two term Ronald “Teflon” Reagan had been in office for 8 years.
She’s certainly a mess. She was found guilty of ethics violations, albeit minor, and she claims to have foreign policy experience because she can see Russia from her backyard. She further allows for the incendiary and vicious and malicious attacks of Obama to be yelled out at campaign rallies do her fear-mongering. Not to mention she’s conservative as hell on social issues and she has a husband who was a member of a secessionist party and moreover that this same party, Alaska Independence Party has endorsed her vice-presidential candidacy.
And she doesn’t blink.
“Jooooooooe! Wheeerrree Arrrrrre Yoooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuu…..”
If you see this man, please let the UNN know.
Republican Party. I really question motives of certain die-hard Republicans. I worry more about the working middle class ones because I think Obama was friggin right–they cling to their guns and religion and somehow fail to think outside of the box and get the bigger picture on some issues. I think you’d be hardpressed to get some citizens of West Virginia or rural Pensylvania to articulate John McCain’s tax plan or health care policies or even what his foreign policy platform is on Iraq and how that may affect them down the line. But they know that Sarah Palin is against abortion (think: religion), and that they know for a FACT that Obama is a Muslim and he “pals around” with terrorists such as Bill Ayers and people like Jeremiah Wright, but they let homegirl get prayed over by a witch doctor.
I comment on AverageBro’s blog frequently and there’s this one commenter who’s self-identified as a white Republican. For what it’s worth, I wish more Republicans were as involved in the political process as him. As far as this political season is concerned, what’s bothering me is that many of these Republicans are spouting these Sarah Palin talking points as though they are fact. McCain and Palin have been slow to acknowledge that Obama is not a Muslim. Okay, I’ll concede Bill Ayers and Wright are a liability, but I’ll go so far as to say, if there was something to be had in the connection, don’t you think it would have shown up by now?
Seriously, if FoxNews back in March and April was willing to take the sick and shut-in list from the order of service at Trinity and call up sick folk in the hospital to see how did they feel now that Wright had been thrusted into the media spotlight, don’t you think by now they would have found something if there really was something?
I’m hoping Maher predicted correctly the “Reverse Bradley Effect” when he said that white folk would get in a voting booth and realize that their kid needs braces or needs to go to the doctor and vote for Obama hoping that the curtain is really closed so that their friends don’t see who they really voted for.
Right WingNuts. This is the section of ultra conservatives who fail to even remotely see how race affects the everyday lives of black people in this country. This is also the section of society, even some Democrats who said they’re not voting for Obama either a) because he’s a Muslim or b) because he’s black. Or even this lady:
A Wisconsin mother is furious that her tax dollars helped buy a middle-school textbook that includes a passage from Barack Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention — but has no mention of John McCain.
The woman, who spoke to FOXNews.com on the condition of anonymity because she feared business reprisals, became upset after her 13-year-old son told her his advanced English class in Racine, Wis., had read about Barack Obama in a textbook, “McDougal Littell Literature, Grade 8.”
The textbook, published by an arm of Houghton Mifflin Company, focuses on a portion of Obama’s 1995 autobiography, “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” in which Obama writes about a month-long visit by his Kenyan father when he was 10 and living in Hawaii.
The 20-page section, which kicks off with a student discussion of “What Makes You Proud?” ends with a portion of Obama’s speech, “Out of Many, One,” at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston, and a photo of him there, surrounded by Obama placards.
Obama was running for Senate in Illinois in 2004.
“The kicker was the photo towards the end with Obama and at least eight visible Obama signs, and the one with the Web site on it,” she said. “Obviously, it was the 2004 Web site, but you can still go right to it, and I think that to me was just over the top. It didn’t need to be in there.”
The mother said any mention of Obama should have included passages from other politicians, such as McCain.
A Republican women’s club in San Bernardino County sent out a recent newsletter with a photo of Barack Obama surrounded by fried chicken, watermelon and ribs, sparking widespread outrage and rebuke from GOP leaders and Democrats.
The illustration shows the Democratic presidential candidate’s head atop a donkey’s body on a bogus $10 bill referred to as “Obama Bucks.” Inscribed on the money are the words “United States Food Stamps” surrounded by stereotypical African American food.
The October newsletter went out to about 200 members of the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated, based in Upland.
“I apologize to anyone who was offended because that was not my intent,” said club President Diane Fedele. “It was poor judgment on my part. It was strictly an attempt to point out the outrageousness of Obama’s statement that he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”
The caption reads: “Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on ????? Food Stamps, what else!”
This is what we’re up against. Just plain old foolishness and stupidity. And these people vote. Do not be fooled that this is the machinations of some random rednecks from a southern state, but San Bernadino, California–home of the Bradley Effect.
Well, that’s about it for now. Don’t expect much between now and the day after election day. At this rate, barring any unforseen thaumatological experience for John McCain, which would be cataclysmic for Obama, I can start write my victory blog, set to publish on November 5th sometime in the early morning.
Well, I didn’t mean to write all of that, but I’m glad I did.
What are your thoughts on the people and entities that I mentioned. I know I threw some “identity politics” into it, but on that level how do these entities make you feel.
Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL