i got up this morning for what i thought would be a somewhat exciting day at work…govt siezed freddie and fannie; computer glitch caused a crash at the london stock exchange; i knew it’d be a somewhat busy day in the markets and on the street in general. as i walked onto the trading floor, however, the following strip on our news ticker ruined my entire day:
“MCCAIN PULLS AHEAD OF OBAMA IN GALLUP AND CNN POLLS”
*sigh*…why did this ruin my day? surely its nothing to worry about…just a post-convention bounce. right?? wrong. the damn republicans have done it again. they’ve pulled the wool over our eyes, and given everyone looking for even the slightest reason not to vote democrat an escape route.
most of all, it reminded me that this nation doesn’t love itself nearly as much as it should. no one who’s makde it through the last 8 years can deny that we need some sort of change. but for half of the nation to somehow believe that mcbush/palin are the answer is astonishing. this lady:
* supported earmarks, then voted against them, then kept the money
* married a registered seccesionist, and had not apologised for it
* called hillary clinton a whiner for crying sexism, then made it the mainstay of her defense
* is believed to have foreign policy credentials because she governed next to alaska?!?!?!
now the mccain campaign is running adds about change and calling their ticket the real change agents. people are buying it! my only conclusion is that there is a powerful core in this nation that WANTS to believe these things because it gives them an excuse. even the most blatant lies and deception! i know you’ve all heard this all before, but i don’t think it can be said enough…this clip really just says it all:
without a doubt, the daily show writers should work for the obama campaign (and as you watch the rest of the clips on that site, i’m sure you’ll come to agree). they are the only ones that seem to be asking the tough questions. i agree with barack trying to change the tone of politics and move towards the light, but is pushing back on the issues really negative campaigning? is showing these blatant double-standards really holding on to a higher standard of our own?
the most frustrating part is that the republicans have no such scruples, and they’re using this to pull ahead. palin’s convention speech was a comedy routine at the expense of barack, and the primary losers all made fools of themselves, and in doing so, somehow pulled mccain even with barack.
my question is…how is this happening? how is an entire nation being fooled AGAIN? and why isn’t anyone else scratching at the itch caused by the wool being pulled over our eyes yet again?
*sigh*…someone tell me when i should give up all hope.