In this election, there have been many moments that I have become so frustrated I have just wanted to pull my hair out. Because I am becoming my mother, I have been constantly posting articles onto my Facebook and forwarding message that contain the politic messages I believe to be valid and correct. I have received negative comments back from friends who I’ve always known to lean a different way than I do, but I’ll tell you, it doesn’t get much worse than this:
“I found out I can still vote for McCain. YAY. I found I can do an absentee ballot. lol I’m not voting for Obama he’s a socialist, and not to mention the anti-christ!”
How does one respond to such an email? How do you go about convincing someone who is so incredibly wrong of at least being AWARE that Obama in not only NOT a socialist, but also is a Christian who very much values the same values that McCain claims to believe in?
I have stuck through this election cycle, trying to make my own personal difference. I have tried not to let people get to me, and I tell myself that the smart people in this country will do the right thing. But, honestly, I am a little scared. I am scared by the people at Fox News, who have fully supported McCain and denied Obama a fair chance. I watched “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism” last night with J, and I can’t bring myself to feel anything but fear. There are people in the world who believe that Fox News is real. That McCain is a good guy. That our country would be worse under “that one” — a supposedly “Muslim” and “Arab.” Neither of those things should even matter, but in our racist country, they do. They matter to people who can’t realize that Arab-Americans are just as American as those who came over on the Mayflower. There are people in this world who can’t come to terms that Islam believes in one God, the same God that our “Christian” nation claims to be founded under.
Top reasons McCain’s presidential nomination offends me:
1. He cheated on his first wife with Cindy.
2. He claims that Barack Obama is elite, and then says Barack Obama “doesn’t understand.”
3. His campaign ads are ALL negative.
I’m not saying that Obama is the shiny/happy candidate who will keep all his promises and will never do anything wrong.
But I am saying that McCain’s campaign has been dirty, and besides the dirty laundry he carries around with him–his wife being addicted to drugs and stealing money from charity to get them, his running mate already in trouble for unethical behavior as mentioned above, and his wife having the audacity to say that Obama didn’t support her son–something that is just not a fact–is horrific.
I am just hoping and praying that American will chose the right person, or else I may not be able to stay in this country much longer.