The Muzzled Voice

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Ok. So I have a friend. She’s an old friend. A friend I’ve had since the third grade–and that’s saying a lot. We have our time spans where we lose touch, but we always find our way back to each other.

I haven’t talked to my old friend since the election. No particular reason. We just hadn’t had the time.

So yesterday we got into a long session of catching up through email, and I told her about my involvement with the Kenosha County Republican Women’s Group. She wrote back saying, “I know you’re a Republican, but I’m all about Obama.” She then proceeded to tell me that her mother-in-law was also “all about” Obama, too, so much so, that she named her two new kitties after him and Michelle. (ARG!!! I want to claw my eyes out with people like this!)

I replied, “Obama, eh? Hmmmm. My problem with Obama is everyone’s obsession with the guy.”

Her response: “I don’t know anything about politics. I just liked that he was young, and had a family. He seemed real to me.”

She voted for Obama because he was “young” and “married” with “children.”

I want EVERYONE–ANYONE–who doesn’t understand politics, or doesn’t CARE about politics, or who literally votes for someone based on looks, race, charisma, or their significant other, to: STEP. AWAY. FROM. THE. VOTING. BOOTH. And don’t come back until you DO understand what these people stand for!

Now I know my old friend very well. I know her views. And I know for a FACT if she had only known WHAT this guy stands for, and what his viewpoints are on the world, she would have never voted for him. But what could anyone learn from him if we didn’t look outside of the mainstream media? If you only knew him from what ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, or MSNBC was telling you, then I can see why everyone has been so “taken” with the guy. That’s the way they “presented” him: a “real” guy. A family guy. A good guy. A strong man. The voice of the people.

The guy didn’t say ONE WORD that made any sense to those who really LISTENED! But most people were awestruck by his sense of style and his charm; the way he wooed the media, and contradicted himself with a smile on his face and said, “I never said that.”

54% of voters didn’t care that he associated himself with domestic terrorists, nor did they care that he had no real experience in governing, while they POUNDED Sara Palin–a “Governor” of one of the largest states–claiming that she lacked experience! Obama’s “community coordinating” was like me telling the world I had what it took to run the country because I was a meeting planner and event coordinator for six years in corporate America. But half of the country thought anyone who asked Obama the hard questions were racist hate mongers who only wanted to demoralize a moral guy.

“He seemed real to me…” About as real as a robot may come, I’d say. He was a product–a tool, a weapon–of the liberal machine. NOTHING about this guy is real, or genuine. Proof in point: he voted “present”, rather than yes or no, on Live Birth Abortion! Gutless, I’d say. About as worthless and gutless as they come. And for the guy who says he’s not “political”, he played politics with a very crucial issue, such as live birth abortion. He didn’t want to say one way or another, because he didn’t want it to come back and haunt him during the campaign. And when a reporter brought the facts forth on the issue, Obama threatened any media outlet who would allow this guy to speak out against Obama and tell the truth.

Obama hid behind cowardice. He hid behind his lack of judgment and ethics. He hid in politics. I would have respected him more if he had just said, yes…or no. At least I’d know where the guy stood on the issues. But even now I don’t have a clue. He’s done nothing to govern. He’s done nothing to show that he knows how to govern. He’s been letting everyone else dictate to him how it will be, and they push him out the door to campaign for it. Because that’s all he knows.

They called Bush a liar. But this guy has gone back on his word more times in the past month than Bush could have ever dreamed of doing in the eight years he was in office!

All I know–all I want–all I wish–is that people who don’t know or don’t care about the real issues absoloutely needs to stop voting. Let those of us–even those I don’t agree with–have a real say so. Because those of you who are voting based on idiotic, superficial, so-called “values” are wrecking this country! You are destroying us. You are making a mockery out of the system. And you are making fools out of yourselves…

Educate yourself on the issues, because whether or not you’re “political,” these issues will ultimately affect your life one way or another. (http://www.heritage.org/)

Find out what your elected officials are voting on. (You can! You have a RIGHT to know. Just go to this site and sign up: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/megavote/ and you will be informed of every yes or no vote by your congress person.) Find out what’s going to be voted on (http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_home.htm).

Stop listening ONLY to the mainstream media. Find other outlets like Fox News (a news station that truly IS fair and balanced, and will allow you to get both sides of the issues: http://www.foxnews.com/) and The Drudge Report (http://www.drudgereport.com/). Mainstream media outlets are run by extreme liberal corporations and donors. They will NEVER, EVER, give you a look at the real Democrats, and they will always slant their views to make Republicans look like the bad guys. They will never outright criticize a Democrat the way the do Republicans. You will never get the truth from a one-sided freak show.

Here’s the point I’m trying to make: you don’t balance your checkbook if you can’t do math, right? You need to know something about adding and subtracting in order to keep your budget in order. To be a computer programmer, you don’t go to a job interview and say, “I don’t know anything about computers, but I can do this job!” You need to know a LOT about computers and how they operate.

Politics is no different. You can’t vote if you don’t understand what you’re voting for or against. You can’t make an educated choice if you don’t care to learn what one person or another believes in or not. You can’t blindly pull a lever that will ultimately change the world and affect everyone around you! You should never make a choice for the country, if you don’t care how it will affect the country.

Step away from the voting booth. Come back when you know what you stand for and you are certain you are voting for a representative who will uphold those values and issues.