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Friday, February 8, 2008

Depressed

Hey, if Hillary can get all girlie and it only improves her ratings, allow me some feminine emoting here...
I have to say I'm getting depressed with the way the Republican primaries are shaping up. Don't get me wrong, I will vote for the Republican candidate, but if it is McCain (a.k.a the really old guy who is really a Dem but running as a Republican) I will have to carry a barf bag with me to the polls. I really can't stand that guy. I admire him and respect him in some (very few) ways, but overall I think he's, well, an obnoxious jerk. (Sorry, I tried to think of a more intellectual way to put it.) He has smirked and snickered his way into his conservative-antagonizing positions. I was curious to see how he'd treat us conservatives now that he actually needs our support, and predictably he is still in smirk and snicker mode. Honestly, now I know how the black Democrats feel. (The smart ones anyway.) They always vote Democrat, and they always get tossed aside and ignored. McCain knows darn well that conservatives will vote Republican, so he thinks he can do or say whatever he wants and we will come whimpering back like the nerdy sidekick in school. I'm not going to lie, I was uncomfortable with Romey's being a Mormon. I only wanted him because I was in "anyone but McCain" mode. Not to mention, are Mormon beliefs that much wackier than those who bow at the altar of global warming? And McCain is bowing away with them, along with all his other wacky liberal beliefs. Is his religion really more palatable than Romney's? I'm starting to wonder... I've even heard that McCain claims to be a Baptist, which, being a Baptist myself, I find rather repugnant. Why? Among other reasons, because he refuses to be baptized. Not to split doctrinal hairs here, but being baptized is generally a biggie with us Baptists. I mean, hence the name. Well anyway, now that I am in "anyone but Hillary/Obama" mode I guess I will have to grin and bear it. I respect the position and power of the POTUS too much to sit home and pout. I'll just tell myself I'm voting against Hillary/Obama, take a deep breath and pull the lever.

But I am NOT happy about it.

*sniffle* I miss Thompson...

3 comments:

Jessica Boots said...

I feel like I am under that same "Black Cloud" with you. I was telling my mom, Whoopie! We can go vote for a democrat, a democrat or another democrat in sheep's clothing. This is great! A-lot of "Choice" we have here. I feel sick too! If only a Tums could make this all go away. I was rooting for Huckabee personally but man is this one a tough one. The good thing is (you know me looking for that ray of sun in every situation) I do personally know a few "Vote Democrat Only" people who are disgusted too and are voting for McCain. This will be an interesting Election to say the least.

Angela said...

Since we're playing Pollyanna and looking for that ray of sunlight, I can still say he's a better choice than the "other" Democrats. For one, he's pro-life. He is a bit shaky on the details (he thinks abortion is okay in case of rape or incest) and he does support embryonic stem cell research, but overall his stance is much more pro-life than Hillary or Obama (who both opposed the ban on the disgusting, barbaric practice of partial birth abortion). Also, he is not pushing the socialized health care that Hillary and Obama are "promising," which would essentially destroy the quality of our health care system. This in NO WAY balances out the litany of other positions he's taken that have been a big "Up Yours" to conservatives, like supporting the junk science of global warming, opposing the Bush tax cuts, shredding free speech with his unconstitutional campaign finance reform, opposing the marriage amendment, opposing drilling in the barren, frozen wilderness of ANWR and thereby putting the porcupine caribou's interests ahead of the country's... the list goes on, and it's generously sprinkled with all his smug little retorts as he flirts with the media by making fun of conservatives. Oh wait, I was trying to be positive here!

Well, I guess this just goes to show you how much worse Shrillary or Obama would be, if they can manage to be more liberal than he is!!!

Sissy said...

I am also in the same boat with you. McCain is not who I would like to vote for but at this point I would rather see anyone but Hillary!