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.