One Hundred twenty Million, Three hundred and two thousand, eight hundred and sixty five. That’s how many people voted for the major party candidates yesterday, according to CNN. I still cannot find a compiled number of votes for the third party candidates. 53% of those voters voted for Barack Obama, over 63,000,000 Americans said that Barack Obama was the right choice for America.
But there are those who feel differently. I just answered a comment in my last post, and I want to talk about it at greater length here. Here’s the comment:
How did the liberal base in this country convince enough unregistered democrats to vote for a socialist who hates America???
Call this An Open letter to those who feel the same as the person who wrote this comment.
First things first. It was not just about the “Liberal base”. It was moderates and independents who at one point were Republicans, who gave up on the party because the party left them. Do you think it a coincidence that the ranks of independents swelled while Republican numbers dwindled? It is NOT a coincidence. Iraq, Fumbling the economy, The Patriot act, Gonzalez and the attempted destruction of the rule of law, Cheney, the shadow of Rove and Rumsfeld, all of these things alienated a great many Americans, and pushed them away from The Republicans. And when they left the Repubs, they looked for a leader, someone to guide them. The choice, the realistic choices were McCain or Obama. And they Chose Obama.
I won’t touch the unregistered democrat vote. There is nothing but stupid there.
What I will attack is the “socialist who hates America” comment. What the F*ck are you talking about? Still with the talking points? The election is over, stop that. Just because President-Elect Obama wants to tax the upper class at a rate which existed several years ago does not make him a socialist. Read a dictionary…even better, I’ll throw the definition of socialism out here for you to read so you can know what a socialist is, courtesy of Dictionary.com :
a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
more tax breaks, and pay less and less as time has gone by. They are not paying their fair share for this massive government. What we need to do is shrink the government where possible and even the playing field. There is no attempt at vesting ownership and control of business in the government in anything President-Elect Obama says or has intimated he would do.
And if you DO still make the argument, you have to, to my mind at least, make it against ALL government. Every government takes money in the form of taxes and work for the public good with those funds, would that then not be a form of socialism? George Bush would then qualify as the biggest socialist in American History with all he has done with government spending by that standard.
Those who complain about democrats being socialists are themselves nothing more than unwitting whole hearted backers of oligarchic Plutocracy…. Here’s a link to Dictionary.com…look the big words up for yourself, i did it once, I won’t do it twice.
As for hating America, I just don’t see how you can say that. The man worked hard for America (and himself, no doubt about that) for the last 20 months on the campaign trail, and as a senator, and state senator, pushing through legislation to help ALL Americans, regardless of their political stripe on every level on the political ladder he has been on.
What have you done lately?
Thought so. He loves America. Just like you and me. Leave it alone, you can’t win that argument.
Let’s just be Americans and fight for the American dream instead of fighting each other. We’ll go further that way.
A Viddy, a few quotes and I am done.
Tonight’s video, Keith Olbermann’s final campaign comment of the 08 campaign:
That’s it for me. Later!
Today’s Nuggets, by Andrew Jackson, Via Wikiquote: It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society — the farmers, mechanics, and laborers — who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience, and of the press, it will be worth defending.