I have a problem with people telling half-truths about all the candidates. I don't mind well-rounded talk about politics.
I figure by putting my posts behind cuts people can choose to read them. Of course mine aren't so one-sided. I am more interested in talking to people about being responsible educated voters and about the history of presidential politics.
You aren't an extremist. I have some crazy liberal folks, who, while they make me laugh, I think are hurting their cause by being too crazy and nasty.
i'm dealing with that right now. i decided during the last election not to discuss politics on LJ, and now the one time i get the guts up to go out on a limb and say how i really feel, i think i might have lost a friend over it. ::sigh:: no more.
That sucks. I'm pretty open with my views, partly because Craig and I are on opposite sides of the spectrum. I also am accepting when I don't agree with someone else.
I find it really hypocritical when people preach tolerance, and then can't tolerate anyone who doesn't agree with them.
The thing is my own personal political beliefs are incredibly liberal. Down right socialist in fact but it concerns me that everyone demonizes one another. Nothing is ever accomplished when people spend their time on either side of the room refusing to work together for the good of the group.
I'm not democrat nor a republican, but rather a Green, which is as "rabid" and "crazy" as most people can think of in our political parties, but the truth is, I'm more independent than anything. Somethings I am very conservative about and others I am very liberal. The thimgs that mean the most to me are the environment, the preservation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, health care and education. I suppose I'm really more socialist, but I try not to push my beliefs on others.
Although I think Bush is a giant F'up and I loathe Palin far more than I dislike McCain. I'm voting for Obama because my guy would never be elected due to stupidity on the part of a large number of the US populace. Again.. just my opinion.
You and Craig would fight. :) No political talk between the 2 of you allowed.
I'm voting for Obama because I feel he has a better plan than the other realistic option, but I'm feeling that either one is better than Bush.
I still wanna see an Obama/Palin ticket. I think that'd get 70-80% of the vote. (:
Ahahaha! I think you are right.
I told Craig: If your only experience is experience at sucking, does it matter then? :)
Well, the way I see it, Obama is honest, realistic progressivism, and Palin is honest, realistic conservatism. I think they'd balance each other well, and would probably get along as friends. They seem like they'd be able to have heated-but-friendly debates over policy, with one or the other honestly backing down when they found a flaw in their reasoning (unknown facts, unconsidered possibilities / consequences, etc). Neither would back down for any other reason (appeasement, like McCain, or stubbornness, like Biden), and neither would be overly aggressive about it.
You also gotta love Palin's track record. First thing she does as Governor is cut her own salary by 60%, then eliminate the state gas tax, redirecting the taxes and license fees paid by the oil companies into the roads infrastructure in its stead. Then she sells the gubernatorial private jet, because it's far cheaper to just charter a private corporate jet on the rare occasion when it's truly needed, and vetoes a $200M state subsidy for a long bridge to a small island that already has regular ferry service.
Apologies in advance, Lanette, for being a bleeding liberal on your LJ but about this:
You also gotta love Palin's track record.
This is a woman who opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest; who doesn't understand the concept of "separation of church and state," and who thinks all homosexuals are sinners who choose to participate in a deviant lifestyle.
I don't get the appeal of this woman one bit ... but then again, I'm still mourning the loss of Hillary as a candidate ...
Regardless of her views, she is a good speaker and I believe is standing up honestly for what she believes is right even if I fully disagree with it (which for the most part I do).
Anyhow, I'm just looking forward to the election being over and our new President.
Anyone can make a speech. It is how you react and respond to incredibly tough decisisons under fire.
Also she is a liar. Some might call it a half-truth but lying is lying.
I don't like Palin :( She seems mean and snarky to me, and a little dismissive.
But I do like how interesting the election has been. I don't like all the crazy emotion, like you said. It's making everyone look like toddlers!
I agree. I'm ready to vote for Obama, have him win, and have the election over. :)
I have to agree. I'm not a fan of McCain but I still think either of the candidates will be better than Bush.
George Foreman for president--he can beat the other leaders in a boxing match, therefore "winning" and getting our way, then he can cook us all up a steak on he low-fat grill. Of course, first we have to make the way to handle conflict a boxing match instead of a war.