Friday, September 19, 2008

Where I Continue to be Confuzzled

So do people really believe that Obama is going to put himself before country? What part of his track record would indicate that he's selfish? Why can the Republicans not give up on the un-patriotic part of their slams? I would think it's because they have to make sh** up because there is nothing else to go on. Today, in Blaine, MN, McCain was quoted in the StarTribune saying:

"A vote for Senator Obama will guarantee higher taxes, fewer jobs and a bigger federal government. His policies will deepen our recession," McCain said. "A vote for me will guarantee that the forces that brought down our economy will be out of business. I will end the corrupt practices on Wall Street and the backroom deals in Washington, D.C."
Huh? Wasn't it Senator McCain that pushed for less regulation on Wall Street? Wasn't it that lack of regulation, coupled with greed and lack of long-term vision that lead to the recent crisis? Isn't it the Republicans who are making the government unfathomably big by buying out these failing companies? I mean, government ownership of industry, well, that was called Communism not so long ago ... am I the only one who is confused?

Girl-child recently sent me this e-mail that is being passed around:

  • What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
  • What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?
  • What if McCain were still married to the first woman he said 'I do' to?
  • What if Obama were the candidate who left his first wife after she no longer measured up to his standards?
  • What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became addicted to pain killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
  • What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
  • What if Obama were a member of the 'Keating 5'?
  • What if McCain were a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are? This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.


Anonymous said...

excellent, excellent blog entry! You are not the only one confuzzled!
fish person

PR said...

Did Ms. Pailin really said "a vote for ME..."?

kmkat said...

(still catching up) Well said! I gotta circulate that email myself.