Thursday, September 11, 2008

Palin Bashing

Well, Gov. Sarah Palin was picked as McCain's running mate. It seems that either people love her, or despise her.

I'm thrilled that a women has been chosen in this election, but I'm still voting for Obama. (I voted for Hillary in the primaries). I'm not crazy about Obama, and don't get this rock star thing that people see in him. I'm voting for him because of the issues. I think that he will get us out of Iraq quicker, reducing bloodshed, and will lead our country in a better direction then McCain.

It really bothers me that some people are bashing Palin. They are ridiculing, and belittling her. This is going to be a close race. Do they think that bashing her will help gain votes for Obama? Don't they realize they are hurting their party, and Obama's chances of winning by mud slinging? They could turn people off that are on the fence. They seem oblivious to that. These aren't stupid people. I'm talking about intelligent people who don't seem to understand. It's so frustrating!

Added Later - Some people say terrible things against Gov. Palin then say "I'm just joking", it's just "humor". Rapper Eminem use to say terrible things about homosexuals and women, then say "I'm just joking". Some lyrics from "If I Get Locked up Tonight" by Eminem - "...I set a f**king girl on fire with a curling iron. Psych I'm just joking, for Christ sake, don't get so bent out of shape. Cause I went out and raped six girl friends..." Just because you say it's a joke, or humor doesn't make it all right.


Tracy said...

Glad to see you like Palin. I normally do not comment on political stuff, mainly because my views are so very strong and I do not like arguing. It makes me nervous. There are better ways to spend my time then in an argument. Smiles. However I think Palin would be wonderful for our country. I am so glad to see she is running with McCain.

I hope you are having a wonderful day. Thank you for your posts in asking people no matter what side they stand on to look at the issues, get the right facts, and then make a vote.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Tracy,

It's good to see you.

Unlike most people, I don't hate Palin, but I'm not in love with her either. But that's really not the point. Her stand in the issues both past & present is. But some people don't get that. I just hope people check into the facts, and stop bashing candidates whoever they are. Like I said, they are not doing their party any good. Just the opposite.

Hahn at Home said...

I don't think you can say most people hate Palin. I have no personal feelings about her at all. What I do have feelings about are her politics. Politics which are harmful to people who believe in equality under the law for all persons.

I think you might take a good hard look at the true political pundits - see what they're saying - about both sides. That's politics. It was just as rabid in the 1770s as it is now, without the Internet.

The reason is people feel strongly about how they are governed. And, because of the framers of our Constitution, we have the right to say those things. Even if kindler, gentler, more moderate viewpoints would prefer we not.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Hahn at Home,


You say that you don't have any personal feelings about Gov. Palin, yet you call her names, and mock her on your blog. If I called Sen. Obama the same type of names and mocked him, you would certainly say that I had feelings.

People have the right to their opinion. Yes, but they don't have to cause damage in doing so. We could lose this election because swing voters are starting to go over to McCain/Palin. We aren't going to win the hearts, and minds of those people by ridicule, and name calling.

You won't win your friends (or anyone else) back to Obama by criticizing, and lampooning the person/s that they are thinking of voting for. "You can catch more flies with honey then with vinegar."

Hahn at Home said...

What's going to make the difference is everyone who normally just complains or doesn't care voting.

I could wax on forever, but we both know where each of us stands and in this case, it's not in the same corner.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Hahn at Home,

People set records voting in the primaries, especially on the Democrat side. Young people showed up like never before. In some areas they had twice as many people voting as never before.

There is no lack of voters. I expect November to be record setting. This is all on the swing voters, and you can make a difference if you want.