Ok I think I’ve done a pretty good job of staying politically neutral (on my site anyway) up to this point but I’ve been following the presidential race pretty closely this year. Yeah I posted some stuff about the DNC but it was right here in my own back yard (so to speak) so I felt obliged to at least mention it but lately I’ve been hearing things that have just made my blood boil. So this is your warning, if you don’t want to read my political views now’s your chance to leave, no hard feelings.
Still there? OK I warned you! I’m also gonna warn you know this is probably gonna have a lot of NSFW language in it so if your easily offended you’ve been warned.
I admit it, I’ve not been really involved in politics up to this point. I’ve voted for my party’s candidate and for all his flaws I thought Bill Clinton was a pretty good president. Yeah he screwed up (no pun intended) but that didn’t affect what he did for this country. Then 8 years ago things changed, the Republican party basically stole the election and W was put into office. I’m not gonna go off on W in this post, I could and I really am tempted to but his term is almost up and hopefully we’ll start to turn things around here soon. That brings me to the point of today’s post, the upcoming election between Barrack Obama and John McCain. I’m not gonna say my candidate is better than yours because we’re all adults and that’s just infantile to me. You know what else is infantile and chaps my ass more so than anything else I’ve heard during this election year? The amount of rhetoric I’ve heard tossed around about Barrack Obama. I can’t tell you how many sites I’ve seen or people I’ve heard interviewed saying that they won’t vote for Obama because he’s African American. Or how many uninformed people out there that are convinced that he’s a Muslim and will turn America over to terrorists. Oh and the idiots who are convinced he’s not even an American citizen because he has a fake birth certificate. Really people? You actually believe this bullshit? Do we as a country have our heads so far up our collective asses that we’d rather suffer for four more years of W’s failed policies and practices than even consider electing a black man as president? If that’s the case then I’m moving to Canada with Josh because I’m tired of being bent over and getting screwed.
Don’t think it would be any different if Hillary Clinton were the Democratic nominee either. You know damn well all these intolerant dip shits would be saying something ignorant like they wouldn’t put a woman in the White House because she’d get her period and start a war or some stupid shit like that. I honestly am amazed at how intolerant people can be. I thought we were living in the 21st century and people were supposed to be civilized and (semi-)intelligent but I guess I was wrong. I’m just amazed that people are so quick to judge someone on the color of their skin. I know I shouldn’t be, we live in a world that’s produced people like Adolph Hitler, Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong Il so why should the ignorant bigots here be any different but these are the same people who don’t vote but are so vocal about how bad things are in this country. I’m sorry, if you don’t get off your ass and exercise your constitutional right to vote for change then sit down and shut the fuck up! I’ve heard all the arguments, “Why should I vote? It’s not like my vote matters!” You know what? That’s bullshit and you and I both know it! Every vote counts (unless you live in Florida and your brother is the governor and gives you the election)! Ask yourself this when election day rolls around this November. Are you better or worse off now than you were 8 years ago? If you have to think about the things you’ve lost and the hardships you’ve endured over the last 8 years then get out and vote! Do your part to make a change in this country damn it! Don’t just sit on your couch, drinking beer and bitching about how bad things have gotten. If you don’t like Obama fine, then vote for McCain or hell vote for Mickey fucking Mouse but do something for God’s sake! Doing nothing is not helping you out at all, and if you do that then you have no fucking right to bitch about a damn thing you lazy ass!
If I’ve offended you then I apologize, don’t read my blog but if your offended then I must have hit a nerve somewhere to piss you off. If your one of the non-voters that I’m talking about then I’m not sorry, I’ve got a right to express my opinion and by golly I’m damn well gonna do it here! If you don’t like my views then start your own blog and post them there! If you have your own blog already then feel free to blast me to your hearts content but do something! Our country is in the shape it’s in right now because of people who failed to act, people who are content to let whatever happens happen and then bitch about it. I admit it, I used to be one of those people, then I lost my job and have been struggling to find a job and get by since then. I vowed that no matter who the Democrats nominated I’d support them against whoever the Republicans put up because 8 years of W’s shit is enough!
Do I expect this to change anyone’s opinions? No. Do I expect many people to read this? Not really, but I couldn’t sit by and listen to the lies and the hate that are being spewed on a daily basis anymore and not express my views. Do yourself a favor and do some research for yourself and make your own decision about who you want to vote for. Ask yourself how your doing now under the current regime versus how you were doing under Clinton. All I know is under Clinton, the economy was good, the national debt was down, the dollar was doing good, gas prices were low and there were jobs for the people who wanted them. Now gas is higher than it’s ever been, the job market sucks, the dollar is in the basement and our great-great-grand-kids are gonna be paying off this war that we’re in. Do I have faith that if McCain wins things will get any better? Not on your life. They like to throw around that he’s a maverick and that he was a POW. I’m nopt discrediting his war record at all but I fail to see how he’s a “maverick” when he voted with Bush 90% of the time. And you’d think with him being a veteran and a former POW he’d have more sympathy for other vets but he’s voted against bills that would offer better medical benefits to veterans. Look up his voting records in congress and see what, if anything, he’s done to help you and I out.
I could go on and on about how strongly I feel about this election but I’m sure that I’ve already pissed most of you off and you’ve stopped reading by now but if you haven’t please think about what you really want in the next President. Do you want someone who’s going to look out for the middle class and work to get us back on our feet or do you want someone who doesn’t know how many houses he has and is so out of touch with middle America it’s not even funny. Feel free to comment if your so inclined, even if it’s negative I’ll still post it because I believe everyone’s entitled to their opinion. If you’ve made it this far thanks for reading and I promise my next post won’t be so political or so angry.