She’s Going to Say the “P” Word

So far I’ve abstained from nearly every political discussion. I’m Libertarian and so disappointed with each candidate that I will be choosing the one who seems to least oppose my views. At the moment the political race is depressing at best. I do not feel Obama floated down on a cloud to save us all nor do I find McCain remotely appealing. Yet, this is not my beef. 

This is a weird a time for me. Like most people I have several circles of acquaintances based on shared experience. In one I can tell I’m seen as the fruitcake conservative and in another I feel marginalized for being the liberal whacko. Thankfully, those I call my friends tolerate my opinions when I choose to share them.

What has me so pissed off at the moment is an attitude running rampant throughout several platforms in which I visit and participate. The belief that one person is superior to another for an opinion based decision makes my skin crawl. We vote because we are a democratic republic. There are going to be losers in this election. The people that voted for them are still your neighbors, friends, and coworkers. They are not suddenly idiots because of one opinion based decision. (I’m not saying morons don’t exist.)

I fully understand the need, desire, and excitement felt by someone who is fired up by a  cause. I get it. What I don’t get is the hatred spreading on both sides of the aisle. It’s sinister and it needs to stop. On November 4th I and most of my friends and acquaintances will step into a booth, pull a curtain, and make choices, hard choices. They are based on opinions, hopes, and unfortunately fears. The choices my friends make does not lessen them in my eyes if it does not agree with my own. They are not idiots, racists, bigots, or stupid if they choose differently. We all live have to live with the outcome in November.


#1 Adam Boozer on 10.09.08 at 8:28 am

Preach on sista Heather! I in know way will think of you as an idiot, racist, bigot, or stupid if you choose differently than me. Of course I won’t invite you to any of our secret Obama cult meetings either hee hee. To that end have you seen this? It will crack you up

#2 Angela on 10.09.08 at 12:49 pm

I had to laugh a little shen I read your heading. I was not thinking at all what you wrote about. I was like, hummmm what did her daughter learn and now Heather has a funny story about. I was sadly disappointed:(

That is so true though.

#3 Mike on 10.09.08 at 5:02 pm

Well put, Heather. As a fellow libertarian I, too, am disappointed with both candidates but I’m thinking more and more that I will hold my nose and vote for Obama.

#4 Heather on 10.10.08 at 7:09 pm

I loved that skit the first time I saw you tweet it and have been getting my friends back for all of their forwarding transgressions. You must send this to twelve people in ten minutes or or or something not nice will happen to someone somewhere.
I have cleaned up my potty mouth since we last able to hang out for an extended period. Well, it’s cleaned up unless I’m hanging out with Ivy.

I admit to waffling and considering a protest vote. Of course that will probably put me on the fruitcake for life list. I hear the jackets are warm and comfortable.

#5 Vera on 10.14.08 at 9:56 pm

While some of my view are liberal and others conservative, I consider myself a moderate, and I’m saddened by how ugly the campaign has gotten.

I probably won’t make a firm decision until I’m in the booth.

#6 jaz on 10.25.08 at 4:45 pm

At least you are going to vote. That is the important part.

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