Thursday, February 14, 2008
BARACK OBAMA: IS HE A ROCK STAR, A MESSIAH, AN ACTION HERO or a candidate?
Today I was sitting in the shop my family owns and an intern from the local city government came in and asked if she could display a sign in our window. The sign was to let citizens know that there was a meeting open to the public with 3 city council members. We talked a bit about local issues and she said she was a student at the University of Utah doing an internship for her poly sci major. I asked if she voted for Barack Obama and she said "yes, how did you know?" and I said "because it's what all the cool kids are doing." Then I asked her what she likes about him and she said "he is so like charismatic and he is so like inspiring." Ok so I am like exaggerating a little, she only said it like a few times. She went on to describe a POLITICIAN the way I would never describe one. She used words like inspiring, honest, articulate, awesome, amazing and on and on and on about his demeanor. I think she is in love with him. So I gave her another chance. I asked her which of his policies were so inspiring and she said "well he is like a democrat and so he says we can change like all the like bad stuff the republicans did." I inquired about the "stuff" and it was like right then like she had to go like. Shocker. It was then I began blogging and ranting in my brain. This Obama-mania is creeping me out. Do his supporters realize he is running for the Presidency of the United States of America and not to be the next Jimmy Swaggart? People are literally crying and screaming at his rallies like they are at a Billy Graham revival. The emotionalism in his supporters is strange. I was called a racist for even criticizing him. I am sure Obama supporters are reading this and crying. This is politics folks. You know, politicians are those HUMANS that create stupid legislation and they all fight over whether or not it should pass. They take money from interest groups and call each other ugly names and blame the other party for the problems in our country. Remember, politicians are slimy, ALL OF THEM. We really are just trying to pick the slime ball we agree with the most. Then we vote accordingly and go on about our day and pray for the least amount of screw-up possible. I would be willing to bet that there are Barack Obama "fans" that have pictures of him on their wall right next to their favorite band posters. "Yes We Can!" is going over and over in these crazy Obama-maniacs minds. They probably have no idea what his platform is other than he is a great orator and he is "inspiring". OK great. Young people need inspiration so they turn to a politician. Nope nothing strange about that. Some may argue that at least they are interested in politics. I say no they aren't. I remember crying at a Shawn Cassidy concert. No lie. That Hardy Boy made me so crazy I freaked out and screamed and cried at his concert. He shook his booty and it changed my life. I was truly in awe. I was just as big of an idiot at a U2 concert in 2001. I submit to you that Obama is winning based on emotion and absolutely no substance. He is the pied piper that gets the people to follow his eloquence and optimism. Perhaps he can change the world. I guess that is the part that keeps me up at night. The Global Poverty Act(emphasis on GLOBAL, not U.S., GLOBAL), universal health care, bringing the troops home in an unfinished war, diplomacy and pacifism, liberal supreme court judges, repealing tax cuts and then raising them further to pay for 5 more government agencies, yep we need more government bureaucracies. He has one of the highest numbers of earmarks in the budget. It is running in upwards of 200 MILLION dollars. Though in all fairness Hillary has more. John McCain by the way has zero, zip, none, nada. Obama is running on the change and hope ticket and I just don't get inspired by any politicians, because rumor has it that his speeches are all pandering and rhetoric laced with empty promises. I just want politicians to kick some terrorist ass, jump start the economy by letting me keep more of MY money and stay out of trouble in the White House. No need to look to a lying republican or democrat for guidance. The only good thing about the youth following Obama is the short attention spans they carry. Whew. Maybe he is right, there is hope. Hope that the youth sleep in when it is time to punch a chad and he will lose. No offense to him personally. I am sure he is a nice guy with a nice family. So don't freak out Obama groupies.
Next time I see a press conference with George I am getting out my lighter, taking my bra off and throwing it at the TV all while I am screaming my head off as tears stream down my face. Strategery we can inspirate about!!! YEP WE DID!!!!