Monday, November 01, 2004

I'm Battybeyond, and I approve this message.

In a little more than twenty four hours, we'll not have to hear that stuff again for another four years (well, on quite this scale--there'll always be local elections). What a relief. I LOVE Glenn Beck a ton, but he's been painful to listen to the last few days because he just keeps hashing and rehashing the polls. He was even the one who said that we shouldn't pay attention to polls because it'll drive us nuts. Poor Glenn probably doesn't even have any finger nails left. He's even resorted to talking about who gets elected when the Redskins win (every time since 1933 this has been right, aparently).

I don't necessarily like talking religion or politics with people. I've had it turned around from a "nice discussion" to getting called names, and having personal attacks launched against me. That gets a little boring after a while. However, I haven't talked about politics on my blog since the primary race. This was a conscious decision, and I think it entitles me to rant and rave one day before the election. So I accept that after this you'll think I'm some sort of right wing wacko, even though I'm more of a moderate. That's ok. I'll get over it.

REASONS I WILL NOT VOTE FOR JOHN KERRY:

1) First and foremost, his stance on life. Or his lack of one. He says his "personal" beliefs (religion) say it's wrong, but "publically" he is unable to say no. We don't know WHAT he believes. All we know is he's afraid of losing NOW's support, and therefore he'll work against any legislation that may actually do something to reduce the number of abortions that take place in this country. He's already voted this way every chance he's gotten.

2) We never see the "real" John Kerry. All we see are the face he's putting on at any given moment to appeal to what demographic at any given moment.

3) I think this applies to his position on the war. However, I think we have gotten glimpses of the real John Kerry in his knee jerk reaction. Like that allegid 300 tons of weapons that have "gone missing." Before there were any facts, he was accusing the military of incompetency. I do not believe he respects our military (having served for 4 months and leaving after aquiring three owwies doesn't really mean you respect the military to me). Then it turns out it was like 9 tons, and they went missing somewhere between the last UN inspection and the troops showing up.

I think we saw the real John Kerry when he was talking about things like a global test, unilateral talks, etc. I think that's the John Kerry who pulled similar stunts as Hannoy Jane Fonda. I think when you badmouth the US to such an incredible degree as that, you're encouraging the enemy, which might as well be aid and comfort (lets just forget his private talks with the enemy).

4) I still don't know what this plan is.

5) Ossama wants us to vote for Kerry. He already threatened swing states with retrobution if they vote for Bush. I'm a swing state, and I take that very seriously. I do not want a president that is going to back down or compromise with terrorists. Compromise is equivocal to living at the terrorists mercy. I don't believe the terrorists "have a point." Whatever we have done to them, or they percieve we have done to them, it does not justify 9/11. It does not justify burning and mutilating our people, it does not justify beheading civilians. Find another way to make your point, dammit. I'm not going to compromise with people like that. Because the very next time they feel they being treated unfairly (real or imagined) we are going to be threatened with terror attacks, or have them commited against us. I believe in Reagan's policy of peace through a show of strength.

6) On a much more superficial note: His wife is crazy. My mom's crazy, so I know crazy. That man's wife is insane. There's the problem where she's out of touch with reality. She came from money and married into money the first time ( I suspect because John Heinz was on the fast track to president back in the day) and married again because Kerry had his eyes on the presidency (some say since Vietnam).

I'm from Sharpsburg, the place where H. J. Heinz was born. In September we had some scarry flooding in Pittsburgh, a lot of people lost everything. My sister's school was destroyed (see previous posts on the subject). Sharpsburg was also badly hit. After a radio personality who happened to be volunteering at the relief center a block from my house made a big stink that she lives at the top of the hill, the least she could do is take a peek in, she finally did. And for the cameras she said that she wanted to see, that she wasn't in a position to help, all she could do was look. I am not one who thinks that rich people have an obligation to help, or anything like that, but what she said was a) CRAZY and b) BULLSHIT. Not when there were average joes purchasing furnaces and stoves and friges for their neighbors... in BULK. Cut a check, spend some time, whatever--just don't say crazy shit. She says all kinds of crazy shit. My mom's crazy so I sympathize, but we don't let her talk in public.

There are some other reasons, mostly ideological. I just don't see the world the way the far left sees the world, and this election has really been the far, far left ( John Kerry WAS named the most liberal person in congress) and the moderates. Those of us planted firmly in the middle are waving goodbye to the left as they drift further and further away. Don't get me wrong. I'm not far right. While I am religious, I don't consider myself the "religious right." I think Harry Potter is the greatest thing since sliced bread. But the left is going away from me SO quickly I don't know how to bridge that gap and even find common ground.



Ok. Let the total flaming of me begin.

2 Comments:

Blogger Janna said...

No flaming; I agree with you on several of these points. Also, Kerry's stance on medical programs border on socialism, which is scary-- my grandmother in Canada can't even get a CT scan on what might be cancer because of that whole thing.

I'm NOT in a swing state (Texas-- Ha!) but I'm definitely voting just so no one can say, when Bush wins, oh he didn't win the popular vote, blah blah.

I can't wait til this is all over; i hope there's no repeat of 2000.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Janna said...

No flaming; I agree with you on several of these points. Also, Kerry's stance on medical programs border on socialism, which is scary-- my grandmother in Canada can't even get a CT scan on what might be cancer because of that whole thing.

I'm NOT in a swing state (Texas-- Ha!) but I'm definitely voting just so no one can say, when Bush wins, oh he didn't win the popular vote, blah blah.

I can't wait til this is all over; i hope there's no repeat of 2000.

9:53 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home