WARNING: THIS BLOG POST IS OF A POLITICAL NATURE.
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As some of my more faithful readers might know, I try to avoid politics because it just turns into a complete, well, shitshow. People like to jump all over me because I’m a conservative, especially since bashing conservatives seems to have become the national pastime over the last few years. Let me just briefly lay out my political beliefs, for those of you who immediately jumped to the idea that I’m some pro-life, anti-gay marriage, pro-gun, Tea Party person. I’m not. For anyone who has actually studied political theory, I am a conservative in the classical sense of the designation. Simply put, I think the government should do as little as possible to keep this country running and leave me alone! Small government, low taxes, let me keep the money I work so hard for, my body is my own, let me sleep with who I want, let me marry who I want, and, as long as I don’t cause havoc or hurt anyone else, just leave me alone. That’s what a real conservative should be. The Republican Party, in its current incarnation, is not a conservative party. Quite the opposite actually. Anyway, for the first 8 years I was a voter, I was a registered Republican, even though there was a lot of the party platform that I wasn’t too fond of. Now, however, as of 2012, I am a registered Libertarian and I will soon be a card carrying Libertarian. You can read the Libertarian Party platform here. Anyway, that’s where I fall.
So, what prompted me to blog about this today? I’ll tell you. This: Obama Calls Romney a Bullshitter. This just pissed me off so much I felt like I had to write a blog. It might seem like a small thing, but I am disgusted by this. There is no excuse for the President of the United States to call someone a “bullshitter” on the record, much less his opponent in the presidential election two weeks before election day. He is the President. He is supposed to be an example (*snort*) to the country and the world. I don’t care that he was talking to Rolling Stone. Never mind the fact that he probably should have been talking to…oh never mind. He is snidely called the Hip Hop President for a reason. I find him smug, disingenuous, egotistical, rude and dishonest. Far from presidential. He and the word presidential don’t even belong in the same state, much less the same sentence. His behavior in the town hall debate was atrocious. I couldn’t even watch it for more than 5 minutes without wanting to vomit. If he is elected again, this country is in real trouble, and not just because he’s a jackass. Financially, he’ll ruin this country. In foreign policy, he is terrible. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a nuclear strike from Iran (not to us) if he’s elected again.
Furthermore, as a Jew and Zionist, I cannot fathom Jews voting for Obama. I know Jews traditionally go Democrat, but how, how can you vote for someone who would chop your homeland up and distribute the pieces, doesn’t acknowledge Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, and faults Israelis for the conflicts that are happening there. His treatment of Israel and attitude towards them is deplorable. It is ludicrous the way he, most of the rest of the world and the media treat Israel. Granted, I know Israel can damn well take care of herself, with or without the support of the United States. She will, too. But that doesn’t mean that we should leave her out in the cold without allies.
I know what your next question is – how, as a woman, can I vote for a Republican? I really hate that question and I really hate the statement that no woman in her right mind would vote Republican. That statement says that the only part of me that matters to anyone is the part between my legs. The Republicans are saying lots of stupid things about abortion and women’s rights, but let’s not kid ourselves, the balance in Congress means that the Democrats will never allow that to happen. They will do to the Republicans exactly what the Republicans have done to the Democrats – keep them from getting anything done. That’s all politicians do nowadays anyway – keep the other side from accomplishing anything. Even in the most backwards, conservative states, ridiculous measures that limit women’s rights are more often than not defeated. And, in other issues, in more states rather than fewer, marriage equality is progressing. Is it a done deal? No, of course not. But it is progressing, much to the annoyance of intolerant people the country over. Anyway, the point is, Democrats try to scare women with the “Republicans are going to take your rights away”, and Republicans try to scare women with “Democrats will abort a full grown fetus coming out of the womb.” Either way, the only part of a woman that matters to them is the vagina, and it only matters to them as long as it helps them win the election. Seriously people??? It is just as demeaning for Democrats to make the race about women’s issues, even though they support them more than Republicans do. When Democrats expect the whole election to turn on women’s issue, that infantilizes me! Yes, women’s issues matter, I’m not saying they don’t. But they are in no way the only issues that matter to me. There’s health care, the military budget, foreign policy, foreign aid, taxes, the deficit and Israel. This election is not a single issue election, and don’t you dare try to make it that way. Our future is at stake here, as is the future of this country.
So that’s my piece, that’s my political take for the season. I’m staying away from politics for the rest of election season – I’m even getting my wisdom teeth out the day before the election so hopefully I’ll go to sleep on November 5th and when I finally come completely back to my senses a few days later there will be a new president. Here’s to hoping.