Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dropping a little truth on you this Sunday morning.

This has been my philosophy for many, many years now, and is, of course, the reason that this blog exists.

I would go even further in saying that those who do not carefully vet the candidates they vote for are in many ways culpable for their crimes while in office. And this absolutely pertains to those that voted for George W. Bush in the 2004 election.

12 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:13 AM

    Yes, you are right, of course. And those who voted for the lying, tax-evading, job killing Romney last time as well. Not to mention the lying, anti-American, winking, pimp loving Palin in 2008 too. But how to we get them to think? She is all atwitter again over the President saying that we use diplomacy with Canada and he wishes that Israel and Palestine could be good neighbors too. Her hundred followers are calling the President all kinds of names over this (when aren't they?) They point out that Hamas wants to end Israel. I pointed out that Keystone is liable to end America if allowed to foul our air, water and lands. I haven't been back, but I'm sure someone has threatened my life over there by now. But if they had bothered to read the speech, they would have nothing to say...neither would poor Sarah, who is using this as another attack on the media and the President, since she can never get away with saying something 'so stupid.' Right. The media never let her get away with AIP, or Trig, or anything at all.

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  2. Anonymous3:18 AM

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/anti-gay-pride-palin-wears-chick-fil-a-shirt-article-1.1297157

    Padded bra, bagging jeans, haggard features, the photos speak for themselves!
    The comments are interesting too.

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  3. Regarding 2004, I'm a believer in making people clean up their own messes and think Dubya had tuned Darth Cheney out (tho' I wished Al Gore had rematched).

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  4. Anonymous6:27 AM

    I've actually had people tell me they don't follow politics and don't vote - amazes me! When I asked why, I've heard that it is boring, too negative, uninteresting, I have more important things to do, etc. I've countered w/my thoughts, of course!

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  5. SHARON6:52 AM

    This is one of the most profound statements to describe this country. When there was a "draft", the people ended the Vietnam War. In other countries there is a mandatory law to serve for several years in some type of government duty. It seems you must force our citizens to understand and educate themselves about how this all works. I have known so many people like that poster...they bitch and complain but if you ask if they voted...duh, no. I remember taking a civics class in high school...that probably doesn't exist anymore. If you watch late night TV, interviews on the street....the average person doesn't know the basics. I think it is a national disgrace, Faux noise and the GOP have done an amazing job of dumbing us down. The massive corruption it took to give Bush our country in 2004 has changed our history forever or he would never have been re elected in 2008. Obama's election proved most of us woke up, even more so this time...but the right is dug in deep. Like digging out a tick...it takes pain and a relentless drive.

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    1. SHARON wrote: The massive corruption it took to give Bush our country in 2004 has changed our history forever or he would never have been re elected in 2008.

      When one reaches my age, it does seem that the years just go whooshing past, but I'm fairly sure that Bush II was first "elected" in 2000, and re-elected in 2004. The Republican candidate in 2008 was McCain, not Bush, and he lost.

      The Preview button is your friend.

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    2. It felt like 12 years to me, also.

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  6. Anonymous6:58 AM

    i also think that those who say they don't vote are lying to themselves. they do vote. they vote with the majority; they vote with the winning ticket.
    we are the government; and we get the government we vote for, even if we don't cast a ballot.

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  7. Anonymous9:23 AM

    I have a friend who had never voted until she was in her forties. Her excuse was that there wasn't much difference between the two parties. I pointed out that people like her made it possible for a small, but well-organized group to take over. Although I didn't mention it to her, I was thinking of groups like the right-wing fundamentalists. I believe that my words had at least a momentary effect. She voted in the 2004 presidential election but I doubt she did in the 2008. I asked her pointedly to vote in this last election even though I knew that our votes would likely cancel each other out. I would be surprised if she's voted in any local or state elections.

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  8. Anonymous10:03 AM

    It's just as bad to give the guy you're voting for a pass just because " he's my guy" or "my party" or "he's done so much good". That's how you end up with a situation like the Catholic Church is in concerning child abuse. Or you end up with a "culture of rape" that would defend the actions of those involved in the Steubenville rape case.

    It's important that you hold "your guy" to the same standard you hold "their guy". President Obama failed that test for me his first term, (in which I voted for him) so I couldn't vote for him again). Besides throwing a few things out there like more tolerance for gays to placate his base, all he basically did was to continue the policies of George Bush as far as the Bailout, destroying Constitutional protections by INCREASING domestic warrantless spying, and increasing drone attacks.

    I can't look the other way when "my guy" does wrong.

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  9. Anonymous11:44 AM

    Anon @10:03 "I can't look the other way when "my guy" does wrong."

    Agreed. But then your choices are:

    vote for the other party who may be much worse

    don't vote - give away your right to bitch

    vote for a third party as an act of protest - thereby splitting the vote and helping the other party win

    Such choices are probably easier if you are a white male. There's too much at stake for me (white female) to make such a meaningless gesture. Did it once - Nader - never again.

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  10. Anita Winecooler12:33 PM

    I usually refer folks who think this way to a site that Sandra Day O'Connor started called "icivics.org". It's basic civics lessons geared toward kids but loaded with helpful information for adults.

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