Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tell it Like it TIZ Tuesday - Election Edition!!

I wonder if you all get tired of hearing this statement: I found another blog that I love to read (stalk, addicted to...whatever)!! Diva Ma has such a fun blog and we share alot of the same views on alot of things!!! Anyway, she does a post on Tuesday where she picks a subject and "Tells it like it TIZ". Normally, I just go over and read her rants (most of the time agreeing with her) and comment to her; but this week she has invited us all to join in!! Head on over and Tell it Like it Tiz!!
In honor on the presidential election, I'm going to discuss something that really irritates me!! I have always strayed away from sharing my political views on here (as I have with religion as well), as I don't want to have to get in a pissing match with somebody while defending my views on things!! And even today, I am still going to stray away from sharing most of my views, although I will tell you I did vote for Obama!! What really irritates me is how irrational, how crazy people get for "their" candidate...and how they make you feel that you are sooooo wrong because you don't choose who they like or agree with their views. I mean seriuosly people, we are still going to wake up tomorrow and feed the kids breakfast, get dressed and go to work.... Now, don't get me wrong-- I am all for change and making this country a better place, but it won't happen over night (in fact I think it will take a while to see some changes) and who are these people to try to "PUSH" their way of voting on me!! I have the right to choose who I want and you have the right to choose who you want; so, don't look at me like I'm an idiot because I feel differently than you!! A couple of weeks ago, we were out and had been drinking some adult beverages and somebody brought up the election--- wooooaaaa, rule # 1: do not debate religion or politics after you've had a few to drink....especially with somebody who is on the other side of the fence!! Anyway, he ended up screaming and yelling about how wrong I was, and how could I think this and how could I think that.... Hmmmm, last time I checked I was in the good old U-S-A and I have the right to my own opinions, right??? I guess my point is, it doesn't matter who I (or you) am voting for...I am still the same person on the inside-- the same cool, fun, wild-n-crazy mommy (ok, maybe not so cool) :) . So, why do some people get so ridiculously crazy about it?
Like I said, I normally don't want to bring up politics here (i leave that to Diva Ma), but I do have a question....that I really hope does not stir up a big debate: The friends that I have/people that I know who are voting for McCain, most of them say "Wow, what a perfect pick Sarah Palin is... she was THE BEST choice he could of made". Do you really believe that or are you just trying to support your party?? Do you really think out of all the governors, senators, whoever, that she was THE BEST pick for the VP position or did he just sell-out in trying to win this thing? This is not a bash on you and your decision to vote for McCain/Palin.... it's just curiosity on my part!!
Whew, that felt pretty good.... I hope she lets me do this every week!!! And even more, I hope you will continue to come check me out even though I puked my political rants on here!!

10 comments:

Stu Pidasso said...

I think he sold out to try to win votes. Romney was a much better choice. IMHO

Rhonda said...

I love how patriotic you guys are. Seriously. We get such a lousy voter turnout here! It is embarrassing.

I think he went with a female VP for votes. I haven't paid a whole lot of attention, though, to be honest.

AND, Obama clearly has this one. I'm not sure I care much for either candidate, but you make your pick based on the choices you have.

My personal opinion of politicians is that they are all liars, thieves and cheats. They will say what they need to to get your vote, but then just screw around with our money and not accomplish a darned thing.

But, that's just me...

Diva Ma said...

Whoo Hoo! That was great! I'm so glad that you participated in this with me. I really wanna hear what you have to rant about every week, so I will surely do this again. I hope everyone know we aint gonna ALWAYS talk about politics (if we don't want to! LOL!)

But you already know how I think on this issue and in my opinion, his choice was based on the fact that Barack didnt choose Hillary and that was his chance to get votes from women!

Kudos on your first TILIT post!

April said...

I voted for McCain and no, I don't think Palin is/was the perfect pick. But I also don't think that McCain and Obama were perfect picks. I don't really care for either of them so I voted for the one that has more of my views.

Execumama said...

Melissa, like you, I am among the list of many who can't believe people think Palin is a "good" candidate! When McCain announced her as his "alongside", I thought people, women in particular, would be so upset that he really thought people would support her simply because she was a woman. I thought people would see right through that and be totally offended. Boy, was I wrong!!!!!!!

LazyCrazyMama said...

OMG, she was the absolute worst pick ever!! He totally went for the female vote there. Tried to round up all those who were wanting to vote for Hillary...
Obama rocks! :)

Drama Mama said...

Thanks for the "Heads up". Nice lookin out for a sista!

AVT Coach said...

I would say that the drinking political ranter you encountered probably would have ranted even if it was not a political year. I guess a new motto..in addition to "don't drink while driving" ... "don't drink while politicing"..:):)

Mama Amber said...

I absolutely totalllly agree with you on this! I hate bringing up political views with anyone in effort to avoid confrontation. It really amazes me how harsh the arguments can get with some people because they don't seem to think you have your right to an opinion, and since you don't agree with them you must be wrong... lol. I also voted Obama and am happy that he is now our new president.
This was a fun post.. thanks for sharing. Maybe I'll head over to Diva Ma and check it out!
Take care!

angie said...

I'm always amazed how crazed some people get about their candidate, either. I just can't get myself that worked up about it. :)