[Homestead] List politics
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Mon Oct 20 12:00:46 EDT 2008
> Pro Posters: Gene, Rob, Rob, Marie, Don, Lisa, Moon, Jerry, Susan Jane,
Hey, you putting words in my mouth?
I do not recall saying I am, or was, pro-Obama. I am strongly
anti-McCain, no doubt of that. It's my opinion that he's no hero; in
fact, I consider the man a sociopath, based on personal, longstanding
knowledge, but that doesn't mean I'm pro anybody, simply that I think
McCain is a dangerous alternative. Not liking one candidate doesn't
mean I necessarily like another. So far the best thing I can say about
Obama is that he knows how to give a good speech. Not interview, speech.
For the record, the only one I am actually "pro" in this election is
Mike Michaud, a hardworking Mainer (Democrat, French Canadian Catholic,
of all things) who struggles (as near as I can see, anyway, and Maine is
a 'small' state) to do what is right for the masses and has the guts to
hold his ground. He will get my vote.
For instance, his comment on the 'bailout bill' was thus, partially: "In
the end, Congress did little to change the original White House plan.
Instead, leaders in Congress backed a proposal that asked the American
taxpayer, who did nothing to contribute to the current credit crunch, to
shoulder the burden of the credit crisis by forking over hundreds of
billions of dollars to bailout Wall Street firms who got us into this
mess in the first place. Congress then actually compounded the failures
of the Administration's handling of this crisis by not allowing
amendments on one of the most significant bills ever voted on in the
history of the Congress." and his summary of his actions: "In my heart,
I hope that it works. But I cannot place my principles on a shelf, hold
my nose and vote for such a fundamentally flawed piece of legislation.".
Now, if someone can find me another with his willingness to work hard
and do what is right (I'd certainly welcome that, but they seem to be
few and far between, sadly), I'll be "pro" him/her, too, but until then
I simply comment as I see it. Doesn't mean I'm right, or wrong, or
pro, or con. Means I'm making a comment for consideration, or
responding to one someone else made.
Also, for the record, I think Gene has the right idea: barring anything
in the way of it, vote against the incumbent person/party, and in this
case, I shall do just that. In this case, it means just that: no more
of the same ol'........... Really doesn't have a lot to do with Obama.
So if you just want to poke fun, or whatever, have at it, but please
don't present your opinion about someone else's belief as accurate
unless you qualify it as a joke/whatever. In other words, from my
point of view, you are welcome to believe anything you like about my
ideas, but please don't present your opinions as my truth.
Also, you say ".......posts are just as irritating to some people as the
Anti-Obama posts are to........". Well, that makes me think for a minute.
I see and read every day, not only on this list, but in many places,
things that are in direct opposition to my thoughts, feelings, beliefs.
It doesn't occur to me to be irritated. Of course people think
different things. That's what they do; each of us IS different, with
different backgrounds and experiences, whatever. I'm a just curious
person, and find the very interchange of ideas to be of interest to me,
regardless of another's viewpoint. While I am sometimes concerned that
someone close to me (my child, a couple of my close friends) share 'my'
way and I theirs, the rest I see and hear, consider, accept, reject, put
in 'more research' category, or whatever, but I guess it never occurred
to me to be irritated by such. Life is too short, for one thing.
You'll have an ulcer in no time! Or I would have, at any rate.
Back to my applesauce, then on to the pear butter, and company the next
few days from New York City, always fun.
Susan Jane, registered Independent for many years and still independent
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