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.

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Okay, so he asked for it: another blog. Here it is.

I’ve been trying to muzzle myself lately. The absolute outrage I feel over the last few weeks over the stimulus package has put me in a position to act.

I began to write Senators across the board, asking them to reconsider the stipulations in this bill. I also found a few websites (that I should have shared, and I apologize for not doing so) that offered petitions against the spending package proposed by Pelosi and her liberal goons. Upon feeling such disgrace with the American “support” of this bill, I also decided I needed to become much more pro-active than merely writing blogs that many people really don’t read anyway (aside from a few close friends, or maybe just Jared).

Moving back to Kenosha, WI, I wanted to get involved with the Kenosha County Republican Women’s Group, but found out that they were no longer active. I gladly discovered that the former President of the group had moved on to bigger and better things, like becoming an Alderman here in Kenosha. As I stated my sense of urgency to the former members and the current President of the Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women, I was then asked if I would be willing to take over the roll of President for the Kenosha group and reorganize members/membership. So I’ve been working on putting all of these things into place.

All in all, I’m disgusted by the whole process, and the way our voices are not being heard anymore. So what do we do? How can we resolve this crisis? And when will it ever change?

As the bill has been currently “approved” by Democrats and a mere 3 Republicans (RINOS-Republicans in name only), I’m saddened that this isn’t a bill that will truly stimulate our economy, but instead is a sneaky, manipulative move on the liberals part to start implementing policies without American’s knowledge or approval.

And speaking of approval, how is something this important only approved by a select few? How about the opinions of those who this will truly affect? No matter how much we protested, those Senators did what THEY wanted to do…without listening to anyone. Why? Because they are trying to blind sight us with their aggressive, destructive agendas. And the only ones who will suffer will be the average Americans who have been suffering long enough!

One thing that has bothered me the most during this whole process has been Obama’s lack of governing, and his dire need to continue campaigning–because it’s all he knows how to do. Proof is in the pudding: he put Nancy Pelosi in charge of WRITING the stimulus package! He had no part in writing it. But because he’s such a great campaigner–and has no real experience in governing–liberals took it upon themselves to do the dirty work and pushed Obama out the door insisting he “sell it” to Americans.

Throughout his campaign to get Americans on board, he continued to spew more egomaniacal garbage about how “he won” and “Americans spoke in November”. Well, little does Obama realize that most of Americans did not vote HIM in, they voted against someone else. Most Americans voted with hate in their hearts. They voted against Republicans, not for Obama. They voted for his rhetoric, not his experience. They voted because he spoke well, because he used all the right slogans and jargons. Hope and Change. But no one really knew what that meant. How could they? Obama never informed us. He didn’t have a plan…just words.

And that’s how we got into this whole mess. Americans were ignorant at the polls. Studies proved that during the election that many people didn’t even KNOW what Obama stood for. If strangers were asked on the street if they supported Obama’s policies, but were actually given McCain’s issues on certain policies, these idiots said, “I totally agree with those things, and that’s why I’m voting for Obama.” They didn’t even know what any of the issues were. They let the media brainwash them into thinking that Bush–and really any Republican figure–was the enemy and that Obama was the messiah. That he would save the day. That Obama would take care of them. Support them. Coddle them. Be the modern day Robin Hood.

But the media wouldn’t allow us to know the real Obama. They protected him. They coddled HIM. They supported him. They made him the monster he is today. They didn’t ask the tough questions that McCain was asked. They overlooked the horrific past of Obama’s associates, while degrading McCain on any issue they possibly could. They called out McCain when he would try to discuss real issues about and against Obama, making him look cruel and mean to the Savior of the World, like Pontus Pilate ready to crucify Christ.

No one knows anything about Obama. We really don’t, and if you say you do, you’re only lying to justify your vote for him. Obama is the only President who can get away with telling reporters, “I’m not answering that…you’re just playing games now….You’re just twisting my words.” When they are not. They are asking real questions about the decisions he has been making.

And let’s not forget the ridiculous choices he has made in critical roles in his administration. If this had been Bush making these terrible decisions, first of all, these guys would have never been confirmed, and Bush would have been ridiculed as being irresponsible and plotting some catastrophe against America.

This has been a one-sided freak show. The Obama Show. It’s been an Obamanation. I wouldn’t be surprised if in the near future our country will be renamed Obamaland. A woman tells Obama she needs a new home, and BAM, she gets a new home. A Burger King worker wants to know if Obama will find a way for him to get him promoted, and in the process screams out, raising his hands to heaven, praising Obama like a god who can save him from his fast food trap.

But guess who’s getting lost in the system? You are. We are. We will suffer greatly. Within three weeks of his Presidency, we are already suffering. Blame Bush if that makes you feel better, but the reality is, Obama didn’t miraculously fix the world on Day One. It got worse. The day Tim Geithner said there would be problems, and they would make mistakes—this guy who would also “save the day”—the Dow was down 400 points.

What can I say that you don’t already know? You know this isn’t a real “stimulus” package. You know this won’t create jobs that will truly help the economy. You know this bill is stuffed with pork to fill politicians’ pockets with junk that is unnecessary to our economic well being. You know this bill doesn’t really help me or you. And you know this bill will only leave us financially devastated for generations to come. But most people don’t care. Most people didn’t try to stop it. Most people trusted government over logic and reason. Most people didn’t even listen. Most people will only sit back and complain about it when it all falls apart…and they’ll find a convenient way to continue blaming Bush and Republicans.

And for those who never did anything to stop this, for those of you who sat back and watched the world as we know it crumble around us in bits and pieces…well, shame on you! I don’t care if you’re “not political.” Does that mean you don’t care what happens to you in the next few years, or what happens to your children’s future? Standing up for what’s right is not political. It is your responsibility. And when the people we have entrusted to do the right things don’t, then it’s time to take that responsibility to the polls and find someone who’s willing to truly listen to the voices of America! Stop using politics as an excuse in not being responsible for this country’s success. Stop insinuating that it doesn’t matter. Stop complaining and start acting. Because ultimately…it does affect every single one of us…one way or another.