Politics Post

I try really hard not to get to political on here, unless something really annoys me. It seemed today politics wouldn’t leave me alone, and now I have to vent.

First I read over at Raging Rainbows this morning about John McCain giving an interview about picking a potential VP. You can read it in The Weekly Standard.

What annoyed me were the following quotes about what would and wouldn’t be acceptable in a VP candidate . . .

“I think that the pro-life position is one of the important aspects or fundamentals of the Republican Party,” McCain said. “And I also feel that–and I’m not trying to equivocate here–that Americans want us to work together. You know, Tom Ridge is one of the great leaders and he happens to be pro-choice. And I don’t think that that would necessarily rule Tom Ridge out.”

“I think it’s a fundamental tenet of our party to be pro-life but that does not mean we exclude people from our party that are pro-choice. We just have a–albeit strong–but just it’s a disagreement. And I think Ridge is a great example of that. Far more-so than (Michael) Bloomberg, because Bloomberg is pro-gay rights, pro, you know, a number of other issues.”

“You know,” I really am just shocked and actually disgusted. First of all, on Bloomberg, no I don’t “you know” know what the other number of issues that might count him out are. I’d love for McCain to clarify, but I don’t think he knows either. Clearly all he could, you know, remember was the gay thing. Guess that’s what’s important?

Second, what am I to take from these statements? That potentially dead fetuses are less of a problem to him than living gay people? That while he doesn’t agree with abortion, he can tolerate someone who does. However he just can’t tolerate someone who likes the gays?

What really makes me sad is that I actually liked John McCain, once upon a time. I thought he was a Republican I could actually vote for. I believe so did the BF. However it seems everything I/we liked about McCain no longer exists. Everything he seemed to once stand for went out the door when the presidency came knocking and became a real possibility.

The other thing that found its way to me today was sent to me by my friend, God love her. This more than anything made me laugh. It was an email about Obama and how evil he and the liberal media are.

Basically the email asserts that the liberal media will not let anything negative be said about Obama, and to test this if you make a post on YouTube about Obama that is negative that not only will it disappear or never get posted; but you’ll be sent all sorts of nasty porn spam email. The email then links to some church website with a video of some guy calling for a boycott of Obama because of this, among other things. What’s amusing is that the video of this guy . . . you guessed it . . . is on YouTube.


4 Responses to “Politics Post”

Becky Says:

I’ve almost reached the point to where I don’t even want to vote anymore. I hate when it becomes a “who am I voting against, rather than voting for” type of decision.


Dustin Says:

I agree, I really hate the who lesser of two evils voting idea. Before this election I used to be so against doing that. Now I feel like I’ve been left with no choice.


Aravis Says:

I get so tired of that “Liberal media” crap. Because that’s all it is. There’s as much conservative crap floating around.

Boy, I’m really liking the word “crap” tonight, but that’s how inspired I’m feeling about politics at the moment.


Cheryl Says:

I so agree with what you just said Dustin. I was so excited about this year’s election – I felt like there were so many possibilities and the chance to turn everything around, but now I don’t even want to bother voting. If my state wasn’t electing a new governor, I might not even vote. I wish the independent circuit has a good candidate that we could vote for…