And now for the first and third thoughts!
I’ll bet nobody remembered, but I forgot to do the weekly video like I promised to start doing last week. Yeah, I forgot until Saturday, but I have a great defense: I was working on attending a Sarah Palin rally that was taking place about an hour away from my house. I went to wait in line for tickets on Wednesday and subsequently forgot about doing a video. Yes, I did manage to go to the rally on Friday and I got lots of photos and got my own video of her talking, but the footage was taken with a home video camera, without a tripod, zoomed in all the way, so it’s very shaky and I probably won’t get around to digitizing it any time soon, but I have managed to download all kinds of local TV news clips and will be posting those sometime soon, including one particular snippet that shows yours truely in line at about 11am. Attending the rally was probably the single most exciting thing I’ve done… Seeing as how I don’t get out very often. I’m working on a post, but something like this takes a while.
So! I know of people, lots of people, who claim to be “independents”. They may be registered Republicans or Democrats or true Independents, but they all adhere to one idea: They don’t vote for parties, they vote for people. Alright, I respect that. All these people claim they don’t vote for parties, but then, suddenly, this “early voting” phenomenon hits the masses and the parties encourage people to vote early to “beat the crowd”. What’s worse is that people buy into this. Nobody’s exempt from this, okay? I want this to be perfectly clear. Democrats and Republicans both push for people to vote early and I will say the same thing to both side, whether they’re voting for Obama or McCain: DON’T VOTE EARLY. Do not vote three weeks ahead of Election Day for the sake of convenience. Why? For this one simple yet vital reason: It ain’t over ’til it’s over. Period. The media lies out the wazoo for their chosen one, the polls all show only what they want to show. You KNOW how it is. Anyone who thinks the mainstream media and the polls are unbiased this year is simply a moron. If you’re a moron on purpose, I’m disgusted with you. If you’re a moron because you’re not paying attention, I’m ashamed of you. Get in the game and look at what’s happening. As things come down to a wire, more and more sensational articles are released, commercials get tougher, campaigns fight harder and lots and lots and lots of stuff comes out. It ain’t over until it’s over. It’s a fact that polls are designed to sway early voters one way or the other, but in an effort to save face and prove that they’re “accurate”, the closer it gets to election day, the more accurate the polls will be so they can point back and say “look how awesome we were.”
Fact is this, folks: If you truely voted for the person over the party, you would wait until Election Day to cast your vote, period. You would wait and see what comes out in these final days. I mean, hey! It’s started to leak out that Obama has not actually presented a legal US Birth Certificate. The fact that his campaign keeps trying to avoid the accusation instead of actually showing everyone that Obama is a Constituationally legal candidate tells me that something’s up. There’s a lawsuit in Pennsylvania against him that’s trying to get to the bottom of this. You don’t hear about this in the media, but it’s happening, nevertheless. Absolutely anything could come out about either candidate in the next couple of weeks and it could radically change the way you would vote. The fact that you vote early means simply one thing: You don’t actually care about the person, you only care about the letter following their name. By voting early, you tell everyone that you don’t give a crap about what could come up in the following weeks. You tell everyone that no matter what happens, you will always vote for that R or that D. Which is, in itself, entirely understandable. I mean, I don’t make any bones about it that I’m a Republican and I think that the Republican party stands for the most of what I believe in and I’m far more likely to vote Republican than Democrat. But I would also not vote early. Don’t get it confused with Absentee voting, either… This is Early Voting.
Like I said, strictly voting for parties isn’t the problem here. It could be a problem, but that’s not what I’m pointing out. I’m pointing out the fact that I know so many people who say to my face that they don’t care about the parties… They care about the person running. But then they go and vote early without waiting for the campaigning to be over. That proves to me that they looked me in the face and lied. You would never vote this early unless you resigned yourself to the good ol’ idea that “no matter what happens, I’m voting for this party”. Absolutely anything about come out about any candidate as long as campaigns are still running, but you voted early because you don’t care about that. I won’t mention names, but rest assured there is more than one name, and if you want to put your own name to it, then fine, but I will neither confirm nor deny any name in conjunction to this post. I know you all know who you are and I’m very disappointed.
What people will sacrifice on the altar of convenience. Which leads me to a related point. In addition to the whole early voting fiasco, I’m also incredibly disappointed with anyone who supports Obama for one simple reason: His stance on abortion. People will all the time throw out “OH! But there are more than just one issue to think about!” Yeah, I agree with you there, but there are some issues where a candidate with good character, principles and morals can be correct on and the very same character, principles and morals will naturally apply the best decisions on other issues. Case in point: Abortion. If you would have asked me last year what I thought about abortion, I would have said “I don’t know, I don’t think about it.” If you would have asked me earlier this year, I would have said “No abortion except in cases of rape and incest.” If you ask me what I think about abortion now? “No, no, N-O, NO, period!” There are so many things to disagree with Obama on, but his stance on abortion is the first and final straw when he’s voted so many times to stop health care for babies born after a failed abortion. That’s about as evil and disgusting as it gets. (Plus, he lied about it during the third debate, but nobody cared.) He constantly shows his disdain for innocent life under any circumstances and people always jump on the bandwagon when people go for the full ban on abortion and scream WHAT ABOUT RAPE AND INCEST YOU HEARTLESS MALE! Well, let me first assure you that my own mom (who is, in fact, a woman) agrees completely with me and instilled in me these ideas, so it’s not that I’m a man and can’t understand, it’s the fact that I honor all human life.
Second, I want to say that I’m against abortion even in those two cases, which will also most likely merit me a glorified entry on Fundies Say The Darndest Things. If you look at it that way, you’re going to annihilate an innocent life due to the actions of one of their parents, plain and simple. “Oh, your father was a criminal so we’re going to suck your brains out.” I agree that rape and incest are the two most evil and revolting things anyone could ever do but I don’t think the solution should be another evil and revolting thing, do you? Yes, the woman has been the victim of an evil crime, but, then again, so has the baby. The baby is entirely innocent of anything the criminal has done, but you’re going to END ITS LIFE and slap the criminal in prison for a month and then let him out on parole or bail. Yeah, that’s the perfect way to deal with the situation. Man, get your head screwed on straight. The baby is innocent. I can totally understand if you don’t want it and if I were in that position (of course, as the husband of a wife who was, God forbid, a victim) I probably wouldn’t want the kid around as a constant reminder, either. But you know… Adoption is an option. Seriously. For crying out loud, people, if you change your mind and don’t want the baby, or you were the victim of such a horrible crime, you have no right to end the baby’s life! You should be treating the woman and baby with utmost care and compassion and put that criminal slimeball on Death Row without bail, and I’m dead serious. Death penalty for these low lifes who think they can get away with crap like this. Nobody ever has the right to end an innocent life… We have everything backwards. Kill the innocent and think we can rehabilitate the guilty scum. Absolutely revolting.
Which leads me back to Obama. How can anyone in their right mind support a guy who supports the offing of innocent children? Even after they’ve been born? I’m sorry, but that’s just demonic. That’s disgusting. That’s downright sick. None of these words convey my feelings very accurately… I’m apalled at what Obama thinks just on this one issue, and I’m apalled at people who vote for this guy because of it. As I said, people with the capacity to make such an abominable decision on this issue have the character, principles and morals (or lack thereof) to be wrong on just about every single other issue out there. If someone can be so shameless in professing the support of this tripe, they’re going to be wrong on just about everything else. It’s in their person… It’s their whole approach to life in general. And then there are the people who overlook this because Obama is going to promise them what? Cheaper health care? How utterly selfish and distasteful. Yes, there are other issues, but there are none more important than the Constitutional right of life, which expands to all humans, embryo or adult.
By the way, may I point out to you that your own VP Candidate Joe “Gaffe Machine” Biden says that he believes that life begins at conception… That moment where cells start to divide? But he’s willing to overlook this little detail and still support abortion. You don’t even need a conservative blog to tell you this, it’s on the Democrat pride and joy The New York Times itself. That’s right, folks. Joe Biden thinks life begins at conception, but is willing to forsake his belief and support abortion… He, by his own admittance, agrees that abortion of any kind is murder, plain and simple, but he’ll overlook that just for you and your precious altar of convenience. How absolutely loathesome. What’s more? Nobody cares!
Oh, but they DO care that someone who honors all life to the extent that they want to ban abortion. That’s right, I’m talking about John McCain and Sarah Palin. For some bizzare reason, people are ghastly afraid of someone who honors ALL life, but are embracing Barack Obama and Joe Biden who are so much the opposite that they’ll let babies die after they’ve been born simply because the parents don’t want them. And all you early voting non-partisan people voted for Obama/Biden. I think very, very poorly of that decision and you have a lot to explain… Except there isn’t anything you can say to convince me that what you did was in anyone’s best interest. You pretty much just tossed yourself in a hole and buried yourself as far as I’m concerned. All because you blindly voted for a party that supports this vulgar behavior.
And that concludes my showertime speculation.