Thursday, April 8, 2010

A bad idea.

I'm angry, and I shouldn't post when I'm angry. But I am, so there.

I love living in the USA. There are only a small handful of other countries in this world that I would even consider moving to. I appreciate the freedoms that I have. I appreciate the fact that I can (theoretically) be whatever I want to be when I grow up. I appreciate the fact that I am a woman with the right to vote. Other women before me fought long and hard for that, and I love them for it.

This is not to say that this country does not have issues. We've got a TON of issues. I get that too. Some of those issues are caused or made worse by people not in my political party, and some of them are caused or made worse by my own "people". Some things are caused or made worse just because in a country of 300,000,000, you're bound to have some crazies in the bunch.

I voted for Barack Obama. I stand behind that vote. Say or think what you will, but I'm absolutely, 100%, no-doubt-about-it proud of that and have no qualms about whether or not I did the right thing for myself and the country as a whole.

Having said that, I have to admit that I did not foresee that hiring him into this position would cause such scary division and pure, unadulterated hatred and just plain meanness in our country.

I identify with the "liberal" side of the spectrum, but that does not mean that you can fit me into every little peg on the "Liberal" board. I don't see why you need to try to, either.

Why does everything that Obama does have to mean the end of the world as we know it? Why can't people just take a step back and look objectively at things? Why is everyone so up-in-arms about every little thing? We aren't becoming a Socialist country. We will not be Communists. And far be it for someone to finally step in and try to give our own country the kind of healthcare that we spend so much money and effort trying to provide for third world countries.

All this completely random post is trying to say is: can't we all just get along? I'm sick of it.

6 comments:

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...
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Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

I just have one question: why do you hate America?

Just kidding... I think there's a big majority of folks that think like you do. It's just the wingnuts on both sides of the spectrum seem to have the loudest (and most annoying) voices.

I'm Just Another Fat Girl said...

You socialist commie you!

;-)

-jafg

Sammy Sue said...

Amen to that!

Lyndsey said...

Thats what you get for living in the red half of the state girly.... hehe Just kidding!

It's pretty bad here too. Honestly, something needs to change in the way we self-identify. Starting in the mid-clinton years america began an increasingly stark polarization to the point where neither side is interested in doing anything but tearing the other side down. I think people want to WIN more than they want to improve the country.

And I guess I'm a part of the problem too because whenever people bitch my first instinct is to tell them "I voted for Obama. I like Obama. I think the healthcare bill is more good than bad. And if you don't like it... you can kiss the broad side of my ass."

Meh. This is all too cranky-inducing for friday. go enjoy some sunshine and your hubby :)

Brahm said...

Good post, and I totally agree...

Then again I am a liberal gay commie pinko healthcare-loving Canadian...