You know me; I read lots of blogs that have political opinions. I have kept fairly quiet, but I do have some thoughts. If you don’t care for my political opinion, don’t read any further. This post is full of my thoughts on the presidential election. It has some questions that maybe you have thoughts on too. After I wrote this, I just closed my eyes and pushed publish - lets see what happens next. Now I am headed off to camp for the weekend.
Is the Media biased against Sarah Palin and saying she has no experience?
This may not be the best example, but Jimmy Carter was Governor of Georgia from 1971 – 75, and before that he was a member of the Georgia State Senate for a couple of years. Hmm, he didn’t have much experience did he? Bill Clinton had more years as Governor of Arkansas (approx. 10 yrs.), but before that his experience was only two years as Arkansas Att. General. Now Obama’s experience doesn’t seem like much with six years in the IL State Senate and less than three years as a Junior US Senator. Most of that last year, he has been running for President. It seems that his whole campaign is that he has no experience and is a clean slate. So why does the "elite media" bash Sarah Palin for her lack of experience? Why isn’t she a clean slate? If you count her years (starting in 1992) as City Council, Mayor, Chairperson for the Oil and Gas Commission in Alaska, and as Governor of Alaska, she has as much time in the political arena as Carter and Clinton, and she has even more than Obama. Maybe it is not the same experience, but experience none the less.
I don’t understand how Obama’s campaign can be all about change, but he chose Joe Biden as his running mate, longtime good ol’ boy in the Senate. Obviously, Biden was chosen as VP candidate because he balances Obama’s lack of experience. Or possibly he was chosen because he could not get elected to the Executive office any other way, yet he had seniority within the Democratic Party, which leads me to believe that the "good ol’ boys" are leading this campaign – not Obama. Makes me wonder if Obama is the "leader" the Dems say he is. So why didn’t the press jump on the Dems for being all about change, but then choosing Biden? Why don’t they attack Biden for all of the stupid things he has said in this campaign? Bias is the only thing I can think of – the Media has their own agenda.
So let me get this straight. Colin Powel would rather vote for a man who has little to no experience for President of the USA than chance McCain (a man with much political experience and military leadership) dying in office and Sarah Palin (who has just as much experience as Obama) becoming President. And he says this is not about race. Give me a break! If this is the best argument that you can come up with for not voting Republican, you are buying into the Media’s lies.
I can’t explain why women are not pulling for Sarah Palin. You would think that the women’s libbers would love her. After all, Palin has done it all. She is the perfect example of a beautiful, educated woman with a good marriage, a family, and career. She has managed to balance her career and her family just as those libbers promised all women could do. Sure, her family is not perfect, but they are pretty amazing in this day and age. I think this post over at Buck’s is part of the answer to why the libbers hate Palin. Plus, the libbers fear that Palin will push her views of pro-life. Or possibly some women are just jealous dogs.
That leads me to the next thing I don’t quite understand. Why are people afraid of evangelical Christians? Does integrity scare them? It seems these people want the majority to rule as long as it is not the Christian Conservative Majority (The same people say spread the wealth as long as it is not my wealth). Maybe they should keep in mind that we are not just a democracy, but a republic with laws that govern our country. There are laws that protect all of us from tyrannical leadership. Then again, maybe they want to change those laws to suit themselves. And that could happen. Evangelical Christians are not the boogey-man – they are people like you and me.
If you fear Christians, why not fear Left-wing Liberals?
Which leads me to my last point. Several people have pointed out that if Obama becomes President and he has a majority of Democrats in Congress, we will be pretty much be a liberal-run country where the Pres and the Congress can do as they please. Of course you still have the Judicial Branch to balance the powers, but you will be handing over the choice of future judges (who have no term expiration) to the left wing liberals. It won’t be exactly a balance of powers.
Am I mad that our current President has not done well lately and the Republicans in Congress have been do-nothings? Yep. But I am just as upset with the Dems in Congress who helped get us into this economic mess and have also done nothing. Will I vote against the Republicans just to show my anger and send a message. No, that would be to cut off my nose in spite of my face. How could I vote for the Dems who have done no better? Would I like some different choices? Sure, but I don’t have any at this time. I will vote my conscience.