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It's Just Insane

Posted 09-02-2008 at 06:48 PM by Nacky
Updated 09-02-2008 at 06:59 PM by Nacky
Right now Obama and McCain are neck and neck in the race for President. In the beginning of the year, it was pretty much in the mindset of people that Hilliary Clinton would win the nomination. But that didn't happen and yes, there are masses of disappointed people and even I was disappointed because I know she would have been able to move in ways that I just don't believe that Obama or McCain will do. Since Clinton was blasted during the 1990s for trying to get universal health care for everyone, I just somehow knew the PTB weren't going to let her win, anyway.

The same people who blasted Clinton, are now blasting the things Clinton was fighting against in the first place! I hate hypocrites! They do the same thing but they feel justified because it is now the "popular trend" rather than an actual principle against something that is affecting millions of people. People who cannot get health care because of the evil structure of the health care system are still left in the cold because to them, it's not about what people need, it's about how cool they look in front of the TV audience.

Now we're down to two choices for who will step in as leader and chief. Personally I never really thought of Obama as a leader but that was just my first opinion of him. He's a great speech maker, he's got great projection and he doesn't seem like a wash-out. McCain just comes of as vain. I don't know why, he just does. He's shifty, quick, slippier than a jellyfish in a jar of Vaseline. So I wasn't even thinking about voting for him in the first place. Nothing personal against the man, I'm just not voting for him.

But now I'm not even voting for Obama, either! I hate it when people assume that I'd vote for someone based on the color of their skin! That is just a slap in the face! Obama could have been white or Asian or from Mars for all I cared, that wasn't why I thought of voting for him...it was what he SAID in his speeches, what he promised he would do if he won, and all that. The color of his skin never once crept into my brain as a "reason" to vote for him. Not once! But the debates that I partake in are getting heated and people are assuming that everyone who would vote for Obama are only voting because of his race! I can't believe that in this day and age that racism is still such a factor in this country!

Everywhere else in the world, race is rarely an issue but here there's such a backward mentality that when things try to change for the better, someone has got to play the race card! The simple fact is, I would have voted for Clinton because of the Health Care program she has, and well, we've never had a First Gentleman in office, but I digress. I would have voted for Obama because of his attitude as a potential leader NOT because of his race. I would have voted for McCain if it weren't for his sly attitude I see. None of the reasons why I'd vote (or not vote) has anyhing to do with race. I just can't believe that so many people are hell bent on assuming that would be the reason for voting for a cannidate. I guess if Obama wins, the people who didn't want that will claim he won because of his race rather than his merits. What's even sadder is because of the "popular trend" people so blindly give in to, it may actually be the very reason he might win, after all.

The debates ensue and rage on. I've put my two cents in but as always I'm lost in the tidal wave of all that BS. If I say I'd vote for Obama, ten people automatically point their finger at me and right-out accuse me of voting for him because of his race! There's no sense in even gracing that stupidity with an answer. Everyone is fair game for the masses and I doubt that whomever wins will make much difference in the end.

I've went through a whole roll of Bubble Wrap.
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    Everywhere else in the world, race is rarely an issue ..

    I'm afraid that is wishful thinking. Alas, this still plays a major part in every election in many places. Also in my country and the may others in Europe. Sometimes it will be hidden, sort of camouflaged, because it is 'not done' to display racial preference - in Holland its even forebidden by constitutional law. But out there, in the real everyday world, it still rears its ugly head ...

    Btw: .. slippier than a jellyfish in a jar of Vaseline ..

    Priceless!!!! My compliments, that one is a keeper ......

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    Asmay
    Posted 10-19-2008 at 03:05 PM by asmay asmay is offline
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