Sep 24 2008

Chomp Chomp

I made this:
funny pictures
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I thought it was funny, even if no one else did.

I’m not an intensely political person. I vote, and I like to be educated on the issues, but I don’t actively campaign for candidates or contribute financially.

Until this year.

Now, until he entered this race, and particularly up until he nominated Palin as his VP, I didn’t really have a huge problem with McCain. In fact, if it were McCain of a few years ago and he were sans Palin, I wouldn’t be all that upset if he won. Sure, I’d never vote for him (unless I REALLY hated the Dem nominee), but I wouldn’t have cried if he won, either. But now? With the McCain of today combined with Palin? I may not just cry, I may move out of the country. I have more fear of that poisonous combination than I have ever felt in connection with a presidential election. I think that a McCain/Palin administration would be like Bush II: Electric Boogaloo- four more years of Bush bullshit with an extra special, conservative, constitution and personal freedoms-smashing twist.

At the same time, I have more hope than I’ve ever felt for a presidential candidate in Obama. I never expect a perfect president, but I believe that Obama may be exactly what we need right now. We don’t need someone who thinks it’s a positive point that he’s been in war- we need someone who is a COMMUNITY leader. We need to re-establish ourselves as respectable in the global community. We also need someone who can think outside of the tactics that have been used in the last 7 years (because, really- has it been working THAT WELL? Seriously?). I believe that Obama is that person this time. So much so that I actually got off of my relatively apathetic ass and drove to the Democratic headquarters to buy an Obama/Biden bumper sticker. That’s a major first for me. I’m also sporting an Obama pin and have recently been given two Obama shirts, one of which I will be cutting down to fit Cole. Because, dammit- as long as he’s all young and oblivious, I’m going to dress him as my adorable billboard as much as I please. He can have his own opinions when I’m no longer wiping his ass.

Obama 08.

(And that may be the last you hear about politics here for a while.)


  • By NGS, September 24, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

    I totally could have written this. I, too, would have been fine with the McCain of 2000 or 2004. And then this…happened. And Palin…is crazy.

    I am forced to become a person who sends in puny amounts of money to presidential campaigns whenever I possibly can. Obama/Biden ’08!

  • By Jami, September 25, 2008 @ 12:04 pm

    I LMAO over this picture! And I had big problems with McSame before he picked Palin and that pick only showed me how right I was!

    I quit doing political posts at my place because it was just too obvious and too easy.

  • By HeatherPride, September 25, 2008 @ 12:45 pm

    Love the photo!!

    I actually think I’m going to go to go to both headquarters and collect signs and buttons for both candidates, because any way it turns out, it still makes history and I think it will be cool to have the campaign materials down the road!

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