Life As I See It

Put A Little Love In Our Hearts

My husband feels that since we fall in the, unfortunate category, of making less than $250,000.00, we should vote Democratic.  Me?  I think that it doesn’t always have to be about money.  I’ve been forcing myself to take interest in what’s been going on in politics, listening to both sides of the story.  There is so much at stake this year. 

Does it matter which one gets in, though?  Can things get much worse?  Maybe it really does have to do with money.  If you think about it the focus is on energy, um…which affects our pockets.  And health care, um…affects our pockets and the economy, um…yup, right again, affects our pockets.  So, which one do I vote for, the one that’s saving me money?

I’ve been watching the debates, the commercials, the campaign rallies and I really don’t trust either one.  Not only do I listen to what they have to say but I listen to their families, too.   I, also look at them as a person.  I look at their body language, the tone of their voice and the smug way they answers questions and I still don’t know.  It’s hard to gather information about the two, watching bias news channels.  So…

I woke up the other morning to Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.  I love her.  And there was Barack Obama and John McCain answering questions from children around the country.  They both made sense, they both made good points but it’s confusing for me because they never explain things in full.  That means, I need to read all their points of view, on the Internet, leaving me more confused than when I started.  Ugh!

John McCain wants to give me $5,000.00, for health care.  Right, that’s what he said?  An income tax credit so, I would be able to go out and find health care that’s suitable for me.  “That’s fine and dandy, John McCain, but what the fuck does that mean, exactly?”  They never give you the down side and I know there’s always a down side to every story.  It doesn’t matter whose president.  

So, watching Linda Ellerbee the other morning helped to decide who I would like see get elected.   And boy, I’m gonna get a lot of shit for this one.  Because, yes, I just based my vote, watching a kids channel, on one child’s question. 

One boy said, he knows what it’s like to be picked last for the football team.  “Were you ever picked last and how did you handle it?” He asked. 

Barack Obama, said, when he was growing up, he was the youngest on the court.  They older kids would look at him as being the runt, so to speak, so he never got picked.  He learned two things.  One was to be persistent and never give up.  He said, he would go back to the playground every day until he got picked.  And second, when he got older he would make sure that the runt standing there waiting to be pick would always get picked to play.

John McCain, said, he got picked last a lot, too, so his advice would be to go out there, work harder and prove that you are better than them.   

“John McCain, are you a fuck head?”  “You were never picked last, you’re lying and I don’t believe a fucking word you said.”  “Because, I was always picked last and the last thing I wanted to do was to go out and try harder.”  “Why, so I could get teased more?”  Being persistent is one thing but performing in front of people who rejected you in the first place is another. 

That’s like giving an alcoholic a key to the liquor store.  It would be disastrous.  There are two ways of looking at it and I get what he’s saying, really, I do.  But do you know what being picked last, all the time does to your self esteem?  He obviously doesn’t and trying harder might not be the best way to go.  In fact, it might make matters worse.  It sounds like he was the bully on the court who didn’t care about the one left out.  

“So there, Barack Obama, I hope I’m making the right decision.  I hope you come through with everything you promise.  Because if you can’t, I think we might be in trouble.”

Maybe we need someone with a heart and a heart, John McCain, does not have.  The only passion John McCain has is for winning a victory and right now we need more than that.  The past eight years has been no picnic.

I was always taught, winning isn’t everything.   So, go ahead people, I can take it.  Give it to me.  Say what’s on your mind. 

Like, I hope this bitch really isn’t going to vote.

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12 responses

  1. A vote for Obama is a vote for healthcare for me! So, thanks.
    And I’d pick you first.

    November 2, 2008 at 12:36 pm

  2. Thanks julie, I knew you would see it my way. It’s just so hard in any election.

    And health care is so important since my daughter and granddaughter can’t get any. Although, because they are not divorced her husband is responsible for insurance on both of them but since he’s a loser, and that’s the first time I ever talked down about him, lost his job and doesn’t supply the medical insurance they need, they don’t have any.

    The reason they are married in the first place is because when she got pregnant and full time student in college and didn’t have any income, she wasn’t eligible for medical assistance through the state. Yeah! Doesn’t make sense, does it? They told her that she needs to be working at least 20 hours per week. so how the fuck does everyone else get it?

    Which brings us to today. She is separated and living with me. He loses his job drops the insurance and my daughter tries to get chip. Again a full time student not working she can’t get chip. There’s a minimum annual income, OK, so she applies for medical assistance for her daughter, again gets denied for not working. Appoarently, they don’t a shit if you’re in school. So she runs out gets a job working part time, reapplies and gets turned down again. Why, do you ask? Because she is living with us and they wanted our income and we make to much.

    She has been back and forth for months with this. My poor baby needs physical therapy on her achilles tendon and we can’t get that. I know the father is responsible but that’s like waiting for the train to go see the Phillie’s parade. A long time waiting.

    So what do we do next?

    November 2, 2008 at 1:13 pm

  3. Ya vote for Obama is what. And then? “No more and then.” Also, a lot of times, the school itself has student insurance that will cover student and dependents. Start there.

    November 2, 2008 at 10:32 pm

  4. I’m with you, Cappy. McCain creeps me out. I like the way Mr. Obama thinks.

    November 2, 2008 at 11:01 pm

  5. I also thought that was the most telling question in the show. It’s so hard for kids (for anybody) to get through candidates’ shells (shields?) at this point. They have their canned answers, and they will use them. But sometimes, not very often, but sometimes, they get hit with a question they’ve never been asked before. And that’s when it’s most important to listen to what these candidates say. It may be a kids’ show, but so what? It was a kid who was smart enough to ask that question.

    Sincerely,

    Linda Ellerbee

    p.s. And thanks for the kind words.

    November 3, 2008 at 9:36 am

  6. ooooh, and I said bad words. I’m sorry.

    November 3, 2008 at 11:04 am

  7. I guess 5 1/2 years of being beat on and held captive doesnt qualify as being beat on ?

    Sorry, I dont care for either candidate so it comes down the negative appraoch and with all the unanswered questions surrounding Obama he’s a liabilty.
    I’ve never in my life seen a candidate with so much negative shit surrounding him.
    Hes not pro Israel, his environmental issues are just a proxy for socialism along with his tax and economic platforms that every publication says are mathematically impossible.And he doesnt know a damn thing about national security.
    Think about this for all you so called “well informed people”
    His own running mate said during the primaries that
    “Obama was not fit to serve” and that he would be “honored to run on a ticket with McCain”

    Yea, thats right, his own running mate said that, google it, wake up.
    Biden has also said that he can gurantee an interbational crisis whithin 6 months of an Obama presidency. Sure, any pres can be tested.
    But I want one in there that knows how to react to those tests.And if you think Obama will save you a dime, you’re wrong.
    As I mentioned his policies are mathematically impossible. Free health care or universal health care is a pipe dream, any entitlement is a pipe dream.
    Do any of you really think the fed is going to have any funds whatsoever right now ?
    We and our kids will be footing the 3 trillion dollar bill we just borrowed from China for decades.
    The people that supply us with work and entrepeneural investments are going to foot the bill, the top 5% in this country who pay 80% of all our taxes are going to get squeezed even more. They will trim to afford it, jobs will be lost and small businesses that hire people will be shut down.
    Also, pay attention !
    If Obama wins we will have whats called a one party state, yea, thats right ! Congress, the house , the senate and the executive branch will all be totally run by the left.
    No checks and balances, no one to present an objection to anything, no matter how crooked it is.
    Any and every stupid ass bill, law, amendment will get passed to the point where its like giving a thousnad alcoholics keys to a distillery.
    How much more proof do people need before they see this snake for what he is ?
    Why doesnt someone just put out the list ?
    First theres all the flips.
    Privacy for net use anyone ?,
    Sticking to fed funds for campaign ?
    Nafta ?
    Drilling ?
    Nuclear ?
    I can’t throw my pastor overboard became ” I’m a member of a church community”and then” I was never associated with the church, only with religious practices ”
    His pastor/mentor is an avid fan of Louis Farrrakhan
    Ayers did dispicable things when I was 8 but didnt know about it till the media brought it up ?
    Just a guy in the hood became..
    We did work together for a little while became..
    We worked together for a couple years.

    And then theres the ACORN/Annenberg/community organizer/citibank strong arming for sub prime loans debacle/connection.
    I gave ACORN 800,000.00 bucks but dont work with them even though I represented counsel to them in the citibank issue.

    His mom and dad were Marxist.
    His relatives in Kenya are radical muslims.
    His half brother in Kenya lives in a shoe box on less than 10.00 a month.
    His Aunt is here illegaly
    Why was Corsi arrested in Kenya ?
    His association with Frank Marshall Davis. (mentor/communist)
    His association with Rashid Khalidi – Palestinian supporter/professor at C U
    His economic plans are mathematically impossible.
    He has plainly repeated the words of Carl Marx in saying “Spread the wealth”
    He has accused our forces of bombing innocent Afghanis.
    He wants to bomb Pakistan and kiss Irans ass
    Even Jesse Jackson has recently said that with Obama in office Israel is screwed.
    Obama along with Barney Frank, Criss Dodd, Harry Reid, Pelosi, Scuhmer blocked McCains attempt to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie all the while being the top recipients of donations from them.
    Everyday in congress amounts to a million dollars in spending by virtue of his votes.
    Voted against troop funding unless a timeline was attached.
    His withdrawl timelines have changed 3 times.
    Will not acknowledge the surged worked.
    Babies are “Punishment”

    Michelles racial rants with the african press

    Good God !
    What the hell else do people need to see ?

    November 3, 2008 at 12:41 pm

  8. By the way.
    All McCain was saying was “fuck those guys” Go train, get bigger and better.
    And why the fuck do you want to be a part of some team thats so fuckin ignorant and bigoted anyway ?
    Dont depend on others to confirm your self esteem for you.
    Make your own self esteem.

    McCain spent 5 1/2 years being totally left out and having his entire life and whatever esteem he had CRUSHED !!!
    He was belittled, tortured mentally and physically.
    If anyone knows how it feels its certainly not Obama.
    I think you missed the mark on this one.
    You know I luv ya but if thats your vision of McCain you really need to look at his past a little better.
    I feel for those that need medical.
    But the trade off is just going to be too steep.
    He will tax you, I would bet on it.
    In the last 2 months his bracket has gone from 250,000 to 200,000 to 150,000 and now Richardson said Obama will hold the minimum at 120,000.
    I’ll bet it goes even lower than that once hes in office. Obama will see the mountain of debt and the lack of funds and be forced to tax almost everyone.
    Besides that, I dont think you’ll get it.

    Cap, for me when it comes to you, its not about who wins the election, its about your loved ones getting what they need. If I truly thought Obama could come thru for you, as much as I dont like him, I might even vote for him just to help you out.
    But he will fail. History dictates it.
    Everything he is proposing has been tried already and failed.
    His tax plan is identical to what the lasy=t nail in the coffin of what caused the great depression.
    First the markets went because of market bubbles, the bubbles collapsed like the housing market did today, then the fed did a bunch of bail outs, then they taxed the crap out of everyone to pay for those bail outs, and society failed as whole, we then had the great depression.

    The description of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect differeny results.
    Uniersal heath care has been tried most recently by Bill and Hillary Clinton, it failed, the great depression was brought on by the same methods we see in play today.

    Something to think about.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm

  9. By the way.
    All McCain was saying was “fuck those guys” Go train, get bigger and better.
    And why the fuck do you want to be a part of some team thats so fuckin ignorant and bigoted anyway ?
    Dont depend on others to confirm your self esteem for you.
    Make your own self esteem.

    McCain spent 5 1/2 years being totally left out and having his entire life and whatever esteem he had CRUSHED !!!
    He was belittled, tortured mentally and physically.
    If anyone knows how it feels its certainly not Obama.
    I think you missed the mark on this one.
    You know I luv ya but if thats your vision of McCain you really need to look at his past a little better.
    I feel for those that need medical.
    But the trade off is just going to be too steep.
    He will tax you, I would bet on it.
    In the last 2 months his bracket has gone from 250,000 to 200,000 to 150,000 and now Richardson said Obama will hold the minimum at 120,000.
    I’ll bet it goes even lower than that once hes in office. Obama will see the mountain of debt and the lack of funds and be forced to tax almost everyone.
    Besides that, I dont think you’ll get it.

    Cap, for me when it comes to you, its not about who wins the election, its about your loved ones getting what they need. If I truly thought Obama could come thru for you, as much as I dont like him, I might even vote for him just to help you out.
    But he will fail. History dictates it.
    Everything he is proposing has been tried already and failed.
    His tax plan is identical to what the lasy=t nail in the coffin of what caused the great depression.
    First the markets went because of market bubbles, the bubbles collapsed like the housing market did today, then the fed did a bunch of bail outs, then they taxed the crap out of everyone to pay for those bail outs, and society failed as whole, we then had the great depression.

    The description of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results.
    Uniersal heath care has been tried most recently by Bill and Hillary Clinton, it failed, the great depression was brought on by the same methods we see in play today.

    Something to think about.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm

  10. ?

    November 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm

  11. I get it, Mick, really I do. Now tell me all the good things McCain is going to do for me.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm

  12. He’ll keep your ass in one piece for starters.
    Obama cannot be trusted on foriegn afairs.
    He will ensure a safe state in Israel.
    Do I need to mention what would happen if Israel collapsed ?
    He will build our economy instead of milking it for whats left.
    He will not promise you things he cannot give.
    He will not put the coal companies out of business that give us 60% of our ebergy.
    As a result your heating costs will not double.
    He will cut spending to afford things instead of raping our financial institutions right down to peoples private property (their money).
    A thousand dollar tax break only comes out to about 2.80 a day for a year.
    MCain will give breaks to companies that give people jobs that are worth more than 3 bucks a day.
    Theres no guarantee that universal health care will apply to your needs, or that you’ll even get it.
    What Obama wants to do is a huge massive governmental undertaking that has multiple levels it could fail on.
    McCains plan is much simpler and gives you more personal control.
    And if anything, hes a lot more trustworty.
    he doesnt have half as much questionable shit in the trunk.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm

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