Friday, November 07, 2008

My not really, but kinda political post

I haven't really written a ton on my blog about politics. I have my "Political Corner" on my sidebar that had the Catholicvote.com video because it addressed the issues that are important to ME: Faith, Family, Life. Although money is great, I am so in love with my husband and children that I could honestly live in a hut on the beach or in a cabin in the wilderness, living off the land, and I would be happy. I would even eat fish if I had to. I joked around with my democrat readers but they joked right back. I gave a Tad Award to an Obama supporter- not because he supported Obama, but because he was making fun of teenagers for pledging to stay virgins until they are married & for calling our president a "Retarded Cowboy fellow" (which should offend any American because he is our president). He also dressed up as Osama Bin Laden the day after 9-11. I said that I doubted Obama wanted his skank support because who would?? But other than that, I haven't posted political stuff at all.

And yes, I am so disappointed that Obama won. I am because he scares me. And it worries me that soooo many people (50 million+) were ok with looking past a lot of stuff that I think should be investigated more fully. Jeremiah Wright was enough for me, but I also saw an interview with a federal govt. man- sorry I'm drawing a blank- that said Obama would not have even been considered as someone to hire for the FBI or CIA because of his background. And now... he will be leading our country. That scares me. Go ahead and call me a wimp. I don't care.
And let me be clear- McCain was not my top pick. In fact, even though he was pretty much the only person to vote for in the Primaries, I wrote in Romney. The reason I voted for McCain this November is because he stuck closer to the values and issues important TO ME. That's what I am suppose to base my vote on, right? I didn't vote for him because he's white. I didn't vote for him because he's Republican. I didn't vote for him because I hate gay people. (My BIL is gay.) I didn't vote for him because I'm racist. (Hello- my whole family is multicultural.) I can tell you exactly why I voted for him, but I have heard SOOOOOOOO many people on tv and on the radio saying they voted for Obama because "he's black." Is that really a reason to vote for someone? Is that not reversed racism? If I said I chose McCain because he was white I would be a bigot. Just sayin'... (And maybe I just opened up a can. Sorry.)
Anyway... I am not thrilled and I kid with jokes, but I promise you that after this knot in my stomach unties itself I will be a respectful American and support our president. I just wish I would stop seeing tacky posts about Bush, other countries teasing Conservatives (why is being conservative something to make fun of?) and attacks on "McCainiacks"etc... I will not be driving around with these on my car for the next 4 years:

(Although I did just sneak them on my blog!!) I also won't be standing outside the White House in Nov. 2012 yelling "Evict Obama Now!!" when my candidate wins the election. Because that is totally disrespectful, tacky, embarrassing to our country... need I go on?? (And why was someone cheering with a communist flag with the Obama supporters? What's that about??) I will not be rude to Obama supporters and call them names. (Even though I have been called "close minded" for not thinking the same as a liberal. Who does that make close minded??) But most importantly I WILL NOT be praying for Obama's failure. I am a proud American. I ♥ this country. I want our country to succeed. I want a happy, FREE, peaceful country for my children to be raised in. I want what everyone wants, I just thought there was a different way to go about getting it, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I pray for the best.

22 comments:

swampbaby said...

Good post, Sister. Ditto. I live in a predominantly conservative state, and although I am sure there are dissenters, I have been proud to see and hear the majority of people say that they will give Obama a chance and will support him in the office of President. That is a lot more than I can say most of the people who voted against Bush did the last 8 years.

No Cool Story said...

NOOOO! I was here first!
:(

No Cool Story said...

You know, I have respect for The Office and anyone calling the President names is unacceptable.
I didn't vote for Obama but the People spoke and we need to support him.

I didn't call Clinton names even when he deserved them. Because I believe we need to hold ourselves to a higher standard.
And here's the difference between us and them: Remember the last 2 elections and all the whinning and moaning from the losers? Yeah, we are not like that ;)

No Cool Story said...

And S is right (isn't she always?)
Anyone not wishing Obama sucess is a major lewser, as his failure would take our country down with him, DUH!

Yvonne said...

I will be praying for our new President, too. As NCS said, the people have spoken and it is our responsibility to support him. I love America and am very proud I am American, as as you so beautifully said--I want our country to succeed.

BTW, love your little "cop" buttons ; )

omar said...

Wimp! (You told me to, I was just following directions.)

Nobody said...

Oh NOW he's obedient...

Tori, this is a great post. I think you articulated it all so well.

Annie said...

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Stacey said...

You go girl! Awesome post Tori. :)

L-O-V-E the buttons.

Millie said...

I'm holding my breath and turning blue until I get my recount.

OK, just kidding. You voiced everything I've been thinking. More respectfully than I would have. I consider myself a patriot if the right guy is in office, which is not the right attitude... it's no better than the one Bush-bashers have had this whole time.

I mean, really. Bash President Bush? Where's the honor?

Klin said...

Just add my signature to the bottom of your post. I want to steal your AWESOME buttons so I can look at them. I will not be putting anything on my car.

We can call Obama a Mutt. Seriously, he just called himself that during his first press conference following being asked a question about what dog he will get for his children.

Charmed, I'm sure.

Brooke said...

I agree with you. I will support Obama, though I didn't vote for him. I'm scared for our country and praying for it's success, because if it fails we are all um, screwed. (if that's not appropriate, sorry). I read a great quote on Tiburon's blog the day after the election that I really loved about supporting the president. I love people that speak their minds.

MOM said...

Where can I order those bumper stickers?? :O

Anonymous said...

I agree with you completely Tori.
Couldn't have said it better myself :)
Ala Grandmother

Amanda said...

I loved this post! I feel the same. I'm trying to be positive and have a positive attitude. That is not to say that I am not scared or worried.

The Child Family said...

I liked your post. I loved the buttons!! All we can do now is support our president and Pray he will lead our country with Honor! Russell voted for Romeny too when he was alrady out of the race. :)

I LOVE AMERICA!!!

Physcokity said...

AMEN. Thanks for putting it out there Tori

JustRandi said...

Love your flair, and I agree completely.

There were some pretty nasty flairs out there about the election results, weren't there? But I agree with you. He's going to be the president, and the best thing we can do is do our best to support and pray for him.

Jenny said...

Couldn't have said it better myself! I am praying that Obama succeeds as president, too.

Missed you!!

Momma Magpie said...

I just love the way you look at it, Tori. I love that you will support him even though he wasn't who you chose. Because I think that's what scares me the most-- that people are becoming so bitter and divided over this election. What's funny is that we've been doing elections since 1789. Someone has won or lost every single 4 years since then. We need to remember that the elections are part of the freedom that should unite us despite our different opinions, not divide us because of our different opinions. We're all on the same team. We mostly all want the same things. I think it's great that you have the attitude about Obama that you -- to support him as best you can because your brothers and sisters elected him. Hugs to you, Gorgeous. Chin up. Obama isn't in charge. Our Father is. And he's lookin' out. Faith and Love.

Knot said...

I had the same thoughts on the racism thing.

Knot

Nancy Face said...

If I had the guts to write a "not really, but kinda political post" I would have wanted it to be exactly like this one. Except that I'm a lame-o writer, so I couldn't have done it anyway!! But thank you for putting your thoughts out there, because I totally agree with you! :)