I've read a few similar posts about this (thanks, Pam) - the idea that since one is a Hillary Clinton supporter, and the fact that now Barack Obama has won the Democratic Party's nomination, then one will vote for McCain, over their dead cold body, rather than Obama. Or - will ONLY vote for Obama if Clinton is his running mate.
I'll try to put this delicately, as well as I can in my current state of mind.
WHAT THE FUCKING HELL ARE YOU PEOPLE THINKING?!?!?!?!?!?
Seriously. What direction do you really want this country to head towards?
Economic disaster? War mongering? Civil rights that return us to the Stone Age? Unlimited power to the priveleged? The most hated big bad-ass bully on the planet? More of the same ol', same ol', SAME OL'???? The rich, white, old, conservative, oil-industry-fed, "You're either with us or against us", "Bring it on!", "If-you'd-have-gone-to-college-and-made-something-of-yourself-and-invested-wisely-you-wouldn't-be-poor" mentality that has made a mockery of what this country is supposed to stand for? Is that what makes you proud to be an American??
What was your life, your country, your future like eight years ago? What did you hope for? What did you think was possible?
What are your answers to those questions now?
Do you honestly, truly, in the deepest part of your heart (and even better, if you truly posess it and are capable of using it, in your logical, rational mind) think that we're on the right track to produce the kind of world and country and culture and society that you really, really want to be a part of?
Who do you think you're gonna "show who's boss" by voting for McCain? What are you actually going to accomplish???
Think about that. A little more. AGAIN. What are you actually going to accomplish?????????
I know what I'm writing is divisinve, to a large extent. But how can anyone be a staunch supporter of Clinton (as I was), believe so heartily in her stance, her position, her beliefs, and HONESTLY think that McCain more truly and honestly holds her same views and vision and future than Mr. Obama??
It completely boggles my mind. I don't see the logic, the rationale, the reality, the anything behind that train of "thought".
*heavy frustrated unbridled SIGH*
Help me understand this. If you're one of those who decided, at whatever point in time, that Ms. Clinton was the best choice, but that McCain will be better than Obama, please PLEASE tell me why. What political/economic/world-affecting/equality-inducing/civil rights/personal life-affecting issues made you decide that McCain will bring about a better future than Obama?
I know I'm spouting off at the heated, liberal mouth here, but y'all know if you've read my blog much that I welcome, in fact NEED, to hear opposing views. Convince me why this makes sense to you.
As always - keep it rational, logical, fact-based, and respectful. Even if I've ranted insanely here - hey, it's my blog, I can do whatever I damned well please. But, I will respect your opinions and welcome dialog and open minds. I'll react in similar fashion. Truly.