But, I also despise George Bush, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Paul Rand, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and that imbecilic woman from Alaska that some of you thought would make a wonderful Vice President. You see, I can see them all for the dangerous extremists that they are, and they disgust me equally. That you can see the danger of only one side of the equation is what sets us apart; albeit, I know you won’t fully understand that. Barry Goldwater would have understood it.
No, I’m not a Democrat, nor a Liberal, nor Socialist. I’m an Independent/Uncommitted voter, a fiscal conservative and a social liberal...thus I say moderate.
I used to be a one issue voter. I may have even harbored some prejudice against minorities. I’ve out grown the former, and over come the latter.
Yes, I agree our national debt is out of control; government is too big and getting bigger. O
Thus we continue to borrow from the Chinese, selling our future generations down the river and inviting a financial disaster that will make
Yes, gasoline prices are higher than ever. But the executive branch has next to zero to do with it. Blame part of it on the loss and non-replacement of petroleum refineries in the
That you find gays “disgusting” and thus endorse their being denied the institution of marriage and full rights of citizenship is inexplicable to me. Maybe we harbored that feeling together, and even the same feeling about inter-racial marriage many years ago. Perhaps it’s because we are a product of a less enlightened age. I’ve gotten over it. I can’t go back to those days.
That you think a woman’s right to choose to give birth or terminate an unwanted pregnancy isn’t her right at all but strictly the business of a male dominated government puzzles me. Or perhaps you don’t think that way, but it’s not your uterus so it isn’t on your radar screen of issues.
Perhaps you agree that women shouldn’t have total access to contraception, and want to see organizations which support women’s health and contraceptive rights shut down. Or maybe you don’t support that mindset, but it just doesn’t matter since it doesn’t directly affect you.
You told me that those who can’t afford health care should be allowed to die in the streets as a way of getting medical costs lowered for everyone. I want to believe you were joking and that you haven’t entirely surrendered your humanity. That we happily have our health care coverage and are able and willing to absorb the annual rate increases that put it beyond the means of 50% of the nation, isn’t a sound reason to oppose finding ways to cover people. “Let them eat cake.” wasn’t an effective policy for Marie Antoinette or the French aristocracy... history has a way of repeating itself. We need to learn from it.
I understand you’re mostly believers and thus don’t understand or fear the implications of the religious right’s drive toward infusing religious doctrine into our school science classes; or don’t care that they would have their ancient religious scripture be the basis for laws and government policy, or the driver behind military action; or are fine with having it forced on soldiers who prefer not to have a religion or are of another religion. You likely don’t know there is a constitutional amendment prohibiting those things. Or you don’t care about quasi-theocracy in government ... since it's your flavor of theism.
You lived through the reality, but some how you still believe the recession started when Obama took office, selectively forgetting it started eight months prior. Yes, it’s the worst financial crisis for
Sorry you see regulation of the financial industry an impediment to growth; and don’t recognize its absence / weakness as one major reason for the recession and enforcing it a way to prevent another.
You’re angry over Obama bailing out the auto industry and saving those million jobs and keeping the nation’s largest manufacturing concern from collapse. It was just plain wrong you say... in spite of their now seeing double digit/record profits which will end up costing the
I imagine, that some of you still think Obama is foreign born, and/or a Muslim, and/or the anti-Christ, who is waging a war on religion and is part of a socialist plot to enslave the nation in Marxist doctrine. There’s noting anyone can say or do to convince you otherwise, so I’ll simply ignore it.
No, I’m not a one issue voter. I care about more than just my taxes and my guns. Perhaps I have a broader perspective because I tend to read broadly, and not just the financial pages or NRA newsletters. I also get my news from many varied sources, not just FOX or knee-jerk neanderthal conservative radio personalities. This tends to impact on ones thinking. Thus, I can’t vote for legitimizing the inequality of people; or the subjugation of women; or for a war mentality; or for a let them eat cake perspective; or for deception about oil prices; or for religious dogma in government or imposed on people; or for big business over civility and humanity and how we treat the least among us; or for your 401k investments at the expense of everything else; or for the right of domestic violence perpetrators to carry concealed; or for Mitt Romney’s off shore holdings and 15% tax rate.
Yes, I will vote for the “Kenyan negro,” again.
Yes, I’ve changed. My hairstyle changed my tastes in food and beverages have changed, the way I perceive humanity, government, the world as a whole has evolved. I’ve matured, my perspective has expanded. But my love and respect for you has not changed, that never will.
No, I don’t want your rebuttal. I’m sure you can stridently defend your position to your satisfaction. I’m just clearing the air, just trying to give you an understanding of who I am, albeit, I’m still me.
In four years I’ll again reject kneejerk narrow dogma and rely on my reason, my humanity and my intellect to evaluate the positions of the presidential candidates and make my choice. I invite you to do likewise.