This is my first post to this site. Matter of fact, this is my first post anywhere in the blogosphere, as I always left it up to other people to leave their interpretations, ideas, and opinions out there for millions to read. But I had to start writing after I saw Barack Obama give his speech at the DNC, and then subsequently Sarah Palin give her acceptance speech at the RNC the other night... Now, some thoughts on what's been going on these past few weeks:
Who the hell does Sarah Palin thing she is???
It was bad enough that McCain almost lost all of his sanity by making the decision of choosing Sarah Palin, a 44 year old woman, who was supposed to offset Barack Obama's appeal to younger voters and women who were for Hillary Clinton. He so clearly would have done much better off with a more qualified candidate... But of course he chose the last person from people'e minds, matter of fact he chose the person who no one knew existed. Sarah Palin.
Now at first I thought, who the hell is Sarah Palin? Alaska? You shuffle through the names and that's what you end up with?
I'm not even going to get into the background on her, go be an informed citizen and read up on that on your own time on NYTimes, Huffington Post, Politico, etc. etc...but I will say this.
Number one. Republicans got this shit all fucked up. I'm not knocking who she is, because she IS making history, (but then again Hillary and many, many, other woman before her did that as well..) and I don't knock anyone's hustle, let alone their vision for the country (albeit there is no vision at all, but we'll get to that later...) She is a woman, and it's about time women start stepping up their A game.
But, she is no Hillary Clinton and she is NO Barack Obama. She's a person who is trying to exemplify a VP...without knowing what a VP does...(read up on Adam Brinkley), a person who is trying to bullshit the American population..AGAIN..., a person who is regurgitating McCainisms and saying what she thinks people want to hear... Serious News flash.... It's 2008.
Was it just me? Or when you watched the speech did you hear the harsh, blatant, disrespectful tone to Barack Obama?? Using phrases such as, "a small time mayor is sort of like a community organzier except you have actual responsibilities" and " this is a man who has can give a whole speech about the war in Iraq and not even use the word victory even when talking about his own campaign".
Really Sarah? You're fuckin kidding me right? Ok, let me break it down to you sweetie, since you think this bad ass act you portray is going to shy real men and women away from the issues, and away from the reality.
Reality Check number one. Let's define a community organizer. A community organizer gets children off the streets and into the classroom. A community organizer puts the poor, marginalized, and unfortunate people first, and does all he or she can to help see that they get the care and support they need, which could be through job training, child care services, help with housing, food on the table, a proper education.. etc. HOW DARE Sarah Palin, stand on stage on her high horse....or moose... and belittle someone like that. I don't care who she is, I don't care where she came from or what the hell she thinks this election is about. But she needs to sit down, collect her fuckin thoughts, and get her shit together. She' s lucky Michelle Obama has way too much class to fly into St. Paul just to fuck her ass up.
But nevertheless, what does that say about this woman who wants to assist in running our country?? What does that say about John McCain as a president that he lets her get up there and completely demean the very foundations that aim to support those who cannot support themselves. News flash honey, you're turning away the very supporters who's vote you hope to get.
She's bitch made. Because of course while she was up on the stage ranting about her love for this country, trying to sound patriotic and strong by putting down other's work...she revealed the type of person she is...the type who doesn't give a fuck about the average American person. The type who does not give a fuck about you, me, or the future generation.
Reality Check number two. Victory in Iraq??? Barack doesn't mention victory unless it has to do with his own speech? Are you fuckin kidding me? What is there to be victorious about? We went off the course of attack back in 2002, and we've waged A HELL OF A LOT of wars in the past century with countries just on the strength American interests. This war in particular we've put millions of lives in jeopardy, millions have died, and millions will continue to die if we don't put an end to this war and save who we can.
She points out, as does John McCain on numerous occasions, as did Bush on numerous occasions...that terrorist states are actively seeking nuclear seeking weapons. I wonder why tha tis Sarah?? Is it because we as a super power have alienized and attacked countries because of our hunger for warfare and our bullying attitude that cause us to inflict our "democracy" and our "truths" on other nations? Or maybe because other nations know that in oru quest for world domination, we let some people do what they like..and others hmm...not so much of the time.
You know, the last time I read a book, I learned that Israel, who we are so fondly backing with more money than we have given to ANY OTHER COUNTRY, has nuclear weapons. They're backed by the Israel lobby who gives millions of dollars and gifts to anyone who supports them and the US Presidency.. so ultimately we support Israel and we go against anyone who opposes them. So I'm pretty damn sure that nuclear weapons are not the reason for going into Iran..and we definitely know it wasn't the reason for Iraq. Read up on it: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n06/mear01_.html (it's a long read, but it's worth it.)
I'm gonna need for Sarah to sit down, clean her glasses, and read a damn history book, she might realize why Barack is a hell of lot more careful, as all officials up that white house need to be, when deciding how to run this government.
Yes, indeed, Sarah Palin is certainly the female version of McCain, and I don't like it. Now, i'm 22 years old and honestly over the past year or so I have been sucking all of this information about the election like a sponge, and it's caused me to read up on my history, and really become an informed citizen...so the final thing I must say is this.
Why is Sarah Palin barring the press from asking the real questions? I'm not getting into any of her policies or what she's done and hasn't done...once again...read up on it yourself..But do you know what her camp said?
She doesn't want to be judged by the media, and made to look unqualified.
Sarah...maybe it's because you have NO experience dealing with real people other than your family and of course....the 800,000 in Alaska...compared to the billions of people in the U.S. Or maybe it's because her idea of questioning wouldn't completely suit her style, which is to speak with thinking. It just might blow the fuckin hat off the whole game plan, when people finally realize who she is. Or hey, maybe she's scared that she'll get the same treatment as Barack Obama who was made a fool of by his relationship to Wright, disrespected by FOX all up and down this damn place, and basically was told 'hey you, stop being an intelligent negro, sit down and stay in your place.'
She's bitch made. Plain and simple. And she needs to get her shit together asap.
Personally, i don't care about her baby with down syndrome. I'm sorry but I don't give a damn. I could care less about Bristol and who she's marrying and if she's having a baby or not. This is not a soap opera Sarah, this is real life, a real election, and I'm a real person who wants to know what you intend to do with this country, and how you are going to lead us out of the mess that Bush administration has created the past eight years.
Don't be condescending. Don't lie to me. I care about the future...
So, let's be real here, and let's try to be a woman about this shit. We can't bully people around anymore. We need clear concise plans, and not rhetoric that are used as blinders to the American population to cover up for all it's damages and faults. It's time to be a grown up. After all, it is 2008.