Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

2.27.2008

B.O.

If I get one more email from a friend/acquaintance encouraging me to vote for Barack Obama, I think I may puke.

Sincerely.

I've gotten at least two or three of these emails in the last couple of days. I have to fight back the bile while I'm looking at the email. I have thought about emailing them and ask them what, exactly, are the reasons you're voting for Obama? Ok, other than change and hope (drink now, people - see editor's note) why are you for Obama? I agree he's very cute and do-able. But, I don't pick my presidential candidate by his studliness. Ok, I thought the Shrub was kinda cute while carrying around brush on his ranch, but that didn't inspire me to vote for him.

I can't believe I'm actually saying it, but if you're a Dem, why wouldn't you vote for Hillary? She, at least, has substance in her beliefs. More than Obama, in my opinion. I still find her views more on the communist side of things - universal health care, distribution of wealth, etc - but at least you know what she believes in and what she's going to do. Obama? He's just a pretty face, IMHO.

*putting away soapbox*

Editor's note: Surely you've seen the Obama Speech Drinking Game. Chug every time you hear him use the word 'change' or 'hope.' You'll all be blitzed before his speech is over.

8 Comments:

  • At 3:40 PM, February 27, 2008, OpenID swankette said…

    AoM, I think you've got Clinton and Obama reversed in your mind. Clinton makes decisions because she thinks they are the popular thing to do, and will help garner support with the masses. She's all about looking good to the voters so she can advance in her quest to be President - not because she wants to serve the country, but because she wants the title and the power. Obama has a history of service, and works for the right thing not necessarily the popular thing.

    Also, after all this country has been through over the last 20 years I think having an eloquent President who can help inspire us and bring us together is a much needed thing indeed.

     
  • At 4:06 PM, February 27, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    But, I need more than eloquent speech. What has he done that makes people think he'll do a good job? Are there accomplishments that I just haven't heard about?

    And, don't get me wrong, I'm not a giant fan of Hillary's politics. I think most politicians do things because they want the title and the power. I think there are very few who are totally altruistic. But, I think I'm a skeptic.

    Obama just scares me a bit. I think his take on wanting to pull the troops out of Iraq immediately will just send the terrorists into a frenzy of attacks there, here and abroad. His comment about invading Pakistan was completely scary, too. I just haven't seen anything other than he's a great speaker. *shrug* That's what I'm looking for.

     
  • At 7:19 PM, February 27, 2008, Blogger Mo K said…

    All it takes is a look at Obama's voting record. He's slightly to the left of Hillary. Even the crazy lib gal at work says she won't vote for Obama-- that he's even too liberal for her. That's saying something, if you knew this woman. She's very nice, but an original hippie (mid-50s).
    We need someone to rally the people, yes. But we also need true patriots who believe in our Constitution which is based on a conservative form of government -- less, not more. I don't hear Barack pushing the American dream, the idea of "responsibility" and teaching a person to fish. His own wife is a poster child for success, coming from such humble beginnings and working hard to get where she is. She should be praising this country for its opportunity. Instead, she's not proud of it, not until her husband is a viable candidate. The respect that I had for her went down a few notches.
    Barack is talking like a messiah which is really insulting esp. since he hasn't specifically named what he's going to DO to "change" things. How about getting back to responsible spending & protecting the borders, for starters?
    And to those who say "Oh! Finally a black President" I say, bring on Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Michael Steele, Clarence Thomas. I'd vote for any one of them in a heartbeat. They "get" this "experiment" called the USA. They don't want to turn us into Europe or the Middle East.
    They understand that the USA has a better form of government, which focuses on liberty. Problem is, the leaders of those other countries are jealous; but rather than emulate us, (because it's against their goal of absolute power) they keep their people down (less freedom to make choices), tell lies about the US and the idea of free enterprise. THAT's what we need to constantly guard against here in our country, which includes those clueless people who fall into "The Road to Hell paved with Good Intentions" category. I should know. My own brother is a guilt-ridden liberal who likes to throw money at a problem rather than work at the root cause.
    sigh

     
  • At 10:57 PM, February 27, 2008, Blogger Uzz said…

    I can't believe a full-on flame war has not erupted yet:-) You know my somewhat unconventional beliefs about him...this time around I don't like any of my options and that is just sad. None of the candidates inspire me and all seem to pander just a little too much for my taste.

    Then again (Cynicism Alert) all of them are trying to desperately to appeal to their base (right or left) now...but after the primaries are over and two are left standing...get out of the way, as both will sprint like Michael Johnson to get to the center!!

     
  • At 11:03 PM, February 27, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I'm honestly surprised that I haven't been ducking bricks at this point. *shrug* I figure most of the people who stumble upon my blog just shake their heads at me and wander on by. :)

    Swankette knows I can handle it, so she dishes it at me. *wink*

    I'm like you, Uzz, in that no one excites me in this election. No one at all.

     
  • At 12:27 AM, February 28, 2008, OpenID swankette said…

    His biggest accomplishment thus far, which I'm pretty impressed with, is his work to make government transparent in terms of disclosing funding sources for the government and candidates. That says a lot to me, because I can't trust someone if I don't know what they're doing.

    One of the other big marks in his favor is that he voted against the Iraq war in the first place - but I know that's not going to gain him a lot of support on this blog. ;)

     
  • At 9:03 AM, February 28, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yeah, the vote against the war will go a long way for some people, but you're right about this blog. :) See, Swankette and I can agree to disagree and still like each other. It is sort of like me and LabKat. She and I will have political debates till we turn blue. Then, we stop, giggle and start talking about something totally bizarre and off the subject like what the woman behind us was thinking dying her hair that color. :)

     
  • At 12:02 PM, February 28, 2008, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    I would NEVER stoop so low as to wanting why a woman dyed her hair a certain way.

    NEVER.

    *snork.... snicker... BWHAHAHAHA*

     

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