Friday, September 5, 2008

Confused Liberal

Gloria Steinem said to the disappointed Hilary crowd, voting for Palin as revenge is like cutting off your legs because you didn't get the boots you wanted. I like the slogan, Jesus was a community organizer and Pontius Pilot a governor.

My daughter said maybe smart people should start having bigger families to create more logical voters. She thinks republicans vote on emotion and democrats on logic.

I find the hot topic of the right to choose what other people should do with their bodies, a privacy issue, creates a lot of emotion. That is very odd considering they claim to want less government control. Then their is the fear of gun owners, that taking an assault rifle out of the hands of a criminal or deranged soul might infringe on their deer hunting. My husband owns a lot of guns and is a republican turned non-partisan and now a registered democrat.

I am trying hard to get it. I just fear if we keep going in the same Bush like direction we won't be able to afford guns and there won't be any deer to kill. OK, a slight exaggeration. The other reasoning I hear from republicans is a genuine fear of having to pay for someone else to survive or offer a hand up to someone in need. They want to keep it all to themselves. How noble and "Christian" of them.

But then I am a raging left minded liberal. Yes, liberal is a dirty word to them. I am proud to be a liberal. The first comparison in the Thesaurus is "open minded" and then there is free thinking, tolerant and generous. Oh my, no wonder I am so wounded by that depiction.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Facts vs. Bullshit

The main contrast between the democratic convention and the republican convention is one of great concern. While the democrats focus on possibility, repair, respect for the opposition, change, concrete plans, action and a positive out look for the future, the republicans are mean spirited, condescending, sarcastic, dismissive, vicious, whiny, stuck in the past, fear inducing, victim minded, inaccurate, lying and negative. 

You sure don't get the feeling the GOP is uplifting in any way, shape or form. Since they cannot take responsibility for the past sorrowful eight years that have led to a divided country and a disastrous economy, all they can do is rip Obama. Barack, on the other hand, always chooses the high road as he did when he immediately text messaged to all his staff  a threat of termination if they so much as breathe a word about the out of wedlock pregnancy of the Palin girl. 

It also is pathetic that they disguese themselves as agents of Green values when McCain delibertly voted against all eight attempts to pass a bill extending vital tax credits and production subsidies to expand our wind and solar industries in order to change our dependance on oil. Instead he supports lowering the gas tax to promote more consumption and addiction to oil that will eventually lead to higher prices at the pump and less preparation for the enevidible disaster that this false sence of security will bring to our country.

 Palin's comments touting "thanks but no thanks" for the bridge to nowhere,  "I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending...and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress."  The facts tell a different story.  As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million.  In her two years as governor, Alaska requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, the opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a "bridge to nowhere."

Former Governor Mike Huckabee said that Palin got more votes for running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States.  Another out right lie.  The republicans just make it up as they go along.  Truth is Palin got 616 votes in her 1996 mayor's election and 909 in her 1999 re-election race, for a total of 1525.  Biden dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucuses, but still got 76,165 votes in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

 Abraham Lincoln was not the founder of the republican party as Huckabee stated.  Lies, lies and more lies.

  No one mentions the economy or how voting with Bush more than 90% of the time justifys a shake up in Washington or earns him the self appointed title of MAVERICK. Bush and McCain the cowboy and the maverick! Just what we need more of in this country. Mission accomplished boys!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Change My Big Fat Ass!

OK, so I am watching the Republican convention like I said I would even though I have to hold my nose to do it.  

I am amazed at the audacity of John McCain and his pied pipers even suggesting that they might be some sort of vehicle of change in Washington.

Fred washed up Thompson clearing his throat 72 times during his speech last night.....isn't that one of the tell tale signs that someone is lying????  

I think we have just begun to uncover the true Sarah Palin. It now is being reported that the FBI has refuted claims that they did a background check on her in spite of the press release claiming otherwise.

 I can hardly wait to see the opening night of the new season of SNL.