First, I’d like to apologize for interrupting your regularly scheduled boob and fart jokes with these recent political posts.
But not really, because it’s our blog and we do what we want.
YOU DON’T KNOW OUR LYFE!
Next, I’d like to say CONGRATULATIONS to President Obama on his victory over Mitt Romney yesterday. My vagina breathes easier today. (JKJKJKJKJK! It breathes the same because I’m wearing the same pair of undies. Haven’t showered yet.)
Anyway, it’s probably not a surprise to anyone who has been reading this blog (our moms) who we voted for. And that’s what I want to talk about real quick.
First of all, let me say, I don’t agree with Governor Romney on many issues. We just don’t agree. But I don’t think everyone who voted for him is a moron who doesn’t know his or her ass from a hole in the ground.
I assume most people who voted for him feel passionately about certain things, and make informed decisions. (That’s based off my personal experiences with… oh, almost everyone in my family.)
But what I’ve seen (both last night and today) on the news and via social media, is that many members of the GOP believe people who voted for President Obama let the media make their decision for them. (And before you ask, I was flipping back and forth between several news channels including Fox News.)
I am offended by this.
I hear people saying all over the place that “if Akin and Mourdock hadn’t said what they said…”, as if that’s the only reason people were bamboozled into voting for President Obama. (I’m not even touching on some of the nastier things being said, because I believe those kinds of comments come from such a small percentage of people. But this – the media thing – seems to be a fairly popular opinion.)
This line of thinking is frustrating, infuriating, and it makes me tired.
I just don’t know if I have the energy to keep defending myself against this absolute nonsense, but I have to.
I have to find the energy. Because I have to believe that if it keeps being said, then maybe people will begin to believe it.
Here it is guys. The simplest way I know how to explain it.
I voted for Barack Obama. I would have voted for him whether or not Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock said the things they said. Or without the media coverage on things like “the war on women”. I know for some people, I can say that and say that and say that, and they will still believed that I was brainwashed by the liberal media.
But maybe someone else will get what I am saying.
I have very specific reasons for voting for President Obama and the Democratic Party. There are certain things that are important to me, including civil rights, reproductive rights and healthcare. (If you’d like me to go into my reasons more, I’d be happy to. A respectful discussion is valuable for people on both sides of an issue.) The Republican Party isn’t the right choice for me, and that has nothing to do with the media, and everything to do with their platform. (Does that mean I agree with everything President Obama says or does? Erm, no. Absolutely not. But of the two, he was a better choice for me. Someone might point out that that’s one of the flaws with a two-party system, but that’s another post for another day. Or never. The political posts make me weary.)
Don’t tell me I voted the way I did because I was brainwashed by the liberal media. If you don’t realize how insulting and hurtful that is, you’re probably not going to get much out of this post.
(If you’re hearing me read this post out loud in your head, this is where you switch to a weary, sort of pleading voice.)
Just, please, be respectful. I don’t care who you are, or who you voted for. People on both sides have demonstrated a profound lack of basic respect for one another, and it’s disheartening. We are a country divided. We have enough issues without the constant bickering and hate. We need to work together, but that’s not something that can happen when all we do is try and bring down the other side.
So. Those are my thoughts on things. (I know. No one asked.)
As a reward for reading this entire thing, I give you a shirtless Chris Hemsworth.
Well, I don’t GIVE him to you. He’s a person, not property. (Besides he’s married. Calm down.) But you can look at him.