Yes, oh yes, a thousand times YESI have been the recipient of not one but TWO phone calls from the highly motivated and emotionally driven folks down at the local Obama campaign headquarters. Where Captain Affirmative Action is affectionately referred to as Senator Obama and Senator McCain and Govenor Palin are referred to as John and Sarah, McCain and Palin or simply “the other side”.
With the first interesting gentleman we discussed foreign policy and whether or not Mr. Obama had any credentials or qualifying experience to earn him the right to represent our fair country to the world. And, well, we disagreed. Apparently the passionate retired law professor believed that being the editor of a college newspaper qualified the 13% Negro African American to speak for us and shows him able to manage affairs of state.
I offered my concerns for our interaction with the Middle East and asked what his specific plans were for engaging in that process. I asked how meeting with the enemies of our allies qualified as supportive behavior. I know. Shot’s in the dark you know.
I am, after all, only a 34 year old housewife. Put in that I’m religious, not college educated and a conservative breeder and I’m moronic compared to His Holy Enlightenment and any of his Lofty Followers.
I was thinking the Professor would be fun to have as a part of a lengthy political discussion among a few friends by the time we were done. I think I would have enjoyed the debate. He was clear headed, for the most part, informed (on his pet issues) and willing to engage without descending in the rabid name calling. That would have been a lovely afternoon over chai I’m sure.
But the lovely Ms. Anonymous Volunteer who called me the other night to question me on my political stand got a different rhetoric as I tried another tack. She was so excited and inspired by this election. Breathless. Hoping to catch me in a weak moment turn me one way or the other.
I told her, truthfully, I wasn’t impressed with what either of the candidates or their running mates had to offer. I have some serious reservations and questions regarding all of them. I told her any person in government who supported that STUPID bailout which is being foisted onto my children and grandchildren couldn’t possibly have my support. I informed her that I was extremely concerned with both candidates stances on illegal immigration, open borders, etc and saw how they were working together toward a goal which I couldn’t possibly endorse.
Her well thought out rebuttal?
Are you sitting down? Sorry. Dumb question. People don’t usually stand when they are reading at their computers.
Her rebuttal. Yes. I had forgotten.
“Oh, but I feel Senator Obama is a very good person.”
That’s the best you got? Couldn’t find anything better? I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
College paper and “feelings”? I almost stuttered with the reply that while I am sure he is a man who believes he has good intentions, as most of us do, making a judgment call on the character and identity of a man I have never met would be a stretch for me. She acknowledged that it didn’t appear that she had convinced me in any direction and could see I remained solidly on the fence.
Mr. T, the farrier at work, is going to vote Obama simply because he’s too freaked out about Governor Palin’s “extreme religious affiliation” and “lack of experience”. Of course Sheik Hussein Obama in a keffiyah isn’t extreme or concerning at all. Besides, Mr. T, explained to me that Mr. Obama credibility in solidifying foreign relations. Because he’s a black man. 13%… THIRTEEN flipping PERCENT!
With that percentage my husband should run for chieftainship of the Cherokee Nation! He’s at least 19%. He’d have some credibility in the Native American Nations. If only he could meet with Custer to solidify relations… Then he’d be just like the Big O.
‘Cuz that’s not racist at all. Nope, not a little bit. Buckwheat. Ya’ll just go out there and dance for us! Entertain the masses and serve the white massah pulling your strings. *cough*Hollywood*cough cough*
And there’s a good probability he’ll win. I think, honestly, our country deserves him. NO, that’s not self-hatred speaking. But any country that voted in Slick WIlly for 2 terms and then Bush the Lesser doesn’t really have a great track record, do they.
It’s 6 in one hand, 1/2 dozen in the other.
We’ve got Creepy Pencil-neck with Lifetime Political Do Nothing v. The Maverick Waffler and the Maverick Mom Newspaper Speed Reader.
301,139,947 people in the US and this is the best we’ve got? Really?
Well, heck…. I’m running for governor next week. I’ve balanced a check book for 14 years, homeschooled 2 kids and run a small business. I routinely manage my household and I can organize a ladies bible study. I really can!!
I want to change things. I think we should have a different quo to our status and I have a uterus.
Many people I know have a good feeling about me.
I read all the newspapers.
All of them. And I can wear a diaper on my head. And change my mind 6,201,342 times a day.
I’m qualified. At least in this field.
I can even deliver a series of cogent thoughts without a teleprompter.