Saturday, September 13, 2008

This election makes me sick

Update: Not to leave Obama out (and there is so much more I can bring here if I want):
Obama ignores gender equity in pay

I keep getting emails from Christian friends and family supporting McCain and Palin; assuming that I do as well. While I won't vote for Obama; I'm hard pressed to support anyone this election season because

Palin endorses cowardly hunting and

McCain dumped the disabled wife who prayed and waited for him

You may say, hey, this is small stuff compared to the national issues we face. I would reply that it is the "small" stuff that makes us up and defines character.

15 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

I think that I am leaning 51% in one direction.. hoping to get a bit more clarity via the debating process.. not that I have a clue.

On the flipside it is great to be undecided and not feeling like I have to defend "my" candidate.. none of them foster a strong defense :(

karen said...

I hate bringing politics here, but I guess age is making me just speak my mind more and more. I'm frustrated and unhappy with the whole mess. Obama's connections to Liberation Theology creeps me out, too. His comments about his grandma being a typical white person (when she made racist comments) offends me as well.
I hate the nuclear advocacy of McCain/Palin; and the no substance of Obama.
Poo!

Missy said...

I feel the same way, Karen.

Poo!

karen said...

:-D

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Karen, LOL, I just wrote something similar today. I am so done with the whole thing. I also smiled at your comment about speaking your mind as you get older, I find that so true in myself!

I think character and values are very important. I wish Kansas Bob would run for Pres and Missy for VP.

(not that I would wish that on anyone, just wanting to be the Pres kind of emliminates a person in my eyes!)

Maggie said...

I so understand your concerns.

More tomorrow.
M

Missy said...

...just wanting to be the Pres kind of emliminates a person in my eyes!

This is absolutely the BIG ONE that keeps me confused. The entire concept of campaigning FOR YOURSELF confounds me. I like the idea presented in George Washington being selected by the first Congress and not wnating to do it, but only agreeing as an act of duty to his new. (Don't know if it's true, but I like it!)

NoVA Dad said...

I second the nomination of Bob and Missy! Even with my attempt to get enthusiastic about this campaign (which in some respects I already am), it's difficult some days...

Maggie said...

I think we are often uncertain about expressing our political views. If someone differs, we risk offending them. If we don't agree with them, unless we can back up our assertions, we risk alienating them.

I make no bones about my liberal leanings, but I am open to discussion.

Not sure about this election, but I am sure it won't be a McCain vote.

Joe said...

Obama didn't ignore gender equity when he and all the other Democrats voted to correct the inequity suffered by Lily Ledbetter. She found that she had been grossly underpaid for 20 years. The EEOC ruled in her favor. But, the conservative justices of the Supreme Court overturned the EEOC and ruled that Lily could only complain if she did so within 180 of her FIRST unfair paycheck. Of course nobody could have done that. So the Democratic House passed a law to ammend the wording of the EEOC regulation which they had not intended to be interpreted that way when the law was first enacted. The new legislation would not help poor Lily but it would help future victims. Guess what - the conservative Senate voted it down. So ladies you'll have to wait until the Democrats control the Senate as well as the House. And hope you that McCain doesn't win the Presidential election becuase he voted against protecting Lily's rights to equity pay and if he becomes the President he will veto the same bill if the Congress passes it up to him for a signature.

So, if you want paycheck equity you know who to vote for.

karen said...

Sorry, Joe. Not Obama. McCain correctly sides against the government getting it's mitts into business and mandating equal pay. I don't want government in any of my life more than they have to be. Obama sidesteps by not having women in any higher paying positions. At least McCain puts women in high paying positions.

Ladies, if you want paycheck equity, you have to demand it-demand what you're worth and be responsible and proactive.

Joe said...

I wish you luck demanding it on your own. When business is unregulated Greed rules. The collapse of the financial market is due to deregulation and Greed. The last time major financial institutions failed was during the Great Depression BEFORE the government regulated them.

Phil Gramm of Texas was the mastermind of all the deregulation. I'm sure you remember his other disaster, deregulated Commodity Futures Trading. That's how Phil's wife Wendy got on the Board of Directors of Enron after she resigned as the Chairwoman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Smell Fish?

karen said...

Republicans don't hold a monopoly on greed, disasters, or dishonesty.
We'll have to agree to disagree on this, Joe.

Joe said...

I didn't say the Republicans are Greedy. I said that the Greedy take advantage whenever and wherever they can. Our corporations are run by unethical managers. The government can't legislate or regulate the ethics of business people it can however regulate their business so that greedy managers don't rob the stockholders and the employees. Thousands of Enron employees lost their retirement benefits, employees that were retired are back to work in their 70's and older because they lost everything but SS.

Greed is apolitical.

I don't disagree on this one.

Becky said...

I HATE labels and politics....