A friend of mine asked me today, what I thought about the endless media frenzy over the recent comment by Obama in a speech. You know the one.
Here's my take, and what I have to say to every Republican pundit and commentator that continues to try and make this an "issue":
Holy Shit!!! - Quit blowing things out of proportion, and stretching SO f-ing hard to find something to be outraged over. Jesus H. Christ, do you not realize how STUPID and weak that makes you look?
Its OBVIOUSLY a commonly used phrase; McCain has used it himself.
Its OBVIOUSLY NOT meant as a slam at Palin, in the context it was used in the speech (have you even LISTENED to the speech in context?)
It WAS a pretty stupid comment, but as many speeches as candidates make during a campaign - with millions of people just waiting for a chance to leap on any misstep - its only a matter of time before McCain makes a similar error in judgement when choosing his words. Wanna take any bets on how people will react now that he's setting the tone of pettiness?
I mean, COME ON, folks! There are plenty of reasons for me not to vote for Obama. I don't need anyone to make any up:
In spite of mountains of evidence to the contrary, he believes that increased gun control will curb crime.
In spite of recent supreme court rulings and generations of interpretations favoring individual rights to keep and bear arms, he thinks he knows better and will do what he can to take that right away.
In spite of the failure of socialized medicine everywhere its been tried, he still wants us to move that direction in America.
Even though the government is the least efficient, often most inept, administrator on the planet - he wants to put that same government in charge of your healthcare.
Think you pay enough taxes?,... not according to Senator Obama.
I don't think you negotiate with terrorists.. PERIOD. Unless, of course, that negotiation is to determine exactly where they would like to be buried.
The list goes on and on.
If you keep fanning these imaginary flames, you're right up there with the f-ing inbreds that insist on calling Obama, "Barak HUSSEIN Obama", every time they use his name, circulate pictures of him without his hand over his heart, and forward those annoying God Damned emails about his "Muslim Faith", swearing in on the Koran, refusing to pledge allegiance, or the million of other internet rumors circulating around the web.
I'd like to think that I've taken the time to examine the issues and pick the candidate that most closely reflects the path I think we should follow. I'm not a Christian - so the antics of the "religious right" usually rub me the wrong way. I don't agree with the hardcore anti-abortion stance of the republican base - but I don't believe abortion should be as cavalier an option as many liberals would make it (and often have made it). No candidate fits perfectly, but I've looked at the issues and come down on the side that fits better than the other.
PLEASE stop it with the faux outrage over what amounts to nothing, and focus on the REAL facts of how the candidates differ.