Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Sad Truth No One Will Tell

I'm going to voice what is most likely a very unpopular and un-politically correct opinion. I'll probably offend many people, but sometimes that is the bi product of the truth. I've been battling frustration over this year's election and the polls thus far. This election shouldn't even be close. McCain should be winning by a landslide, yet he is slipping in the polls. What the hell is going on? I've come to the conclusion that Obama supporters generally fall in one of two camps.

Camp number one: the voters who truly believe that we should become a socialist country. I can't tell those voters how to believe...that is why we have elections. I strongly disagree with socialist theory for America. My brother will argue this with me until he is blue in the face. He's been to Denmark(and all over Europe) and thinks it's the perfect model country. I agree that it works well for them, but would fail in a country as large as ours with such deep roots is capitalism(not a dirty word). But I digress. To this camp, I say "to each his own". This group of voters doesn't scare me. There just aren't enough of them to make a difference.

Camp number two: this is the big one. The UNEDUCATED. So this is what no one will say for fear of offending: Do you know why Obama is targeting the lower class (and middle class) as his key voters? Do you? Because the majority are uneducated. They don't normally follow politics. They don't research it. They hear the ads on tv, they listen to the biased media and they blindly believe what they are told. This is the group that scares me... there are so many of them out there.

So what can be done? I'm not sure at this point. I watched the debate and there were blatant lies from Obama. He changes he opinion, his rhetoric and his "friends" depending on who he is talking to and what will benefit him the most. It's obvious to anyone who has done a little research that he is DANGEROUS to America. I don't know what can be done to get the truth out there to the masses. The task is especially daunting with the media being on his side. McCain is going to have to get tough and go after Obama and call him on his bullshit. I don't know if he will do it, but the outcome of the election and the fate of our future is at stake.


Lauren said...

You're brother is plain wrong. Being a guest in someone's country doesn't make them an expert. Live there for years upon years when they stop being polite and see the real situation. People there, and I have spoken with them as tourists here, are not happy with their system. They are taxed up the wazooo and their system still doesn't have enough cash to bring the goods to them promised. They are cutting back services, they wait a LONG time for healthcare outside of regular doctor visits. It's not as happy as he'd like you to think. They come here and are thrilled when the price of jeans are cheaper. They eat at fancy restaurants because even what we consider expensive is not compared to what it costs at home. What does THAT tell you.

Sadly I believe you are correct about the uneducated people. They are being used as a pawn. Sad sad sad. BTW I am considered poor. But I am NOT uneducated. But I believe that it's my responsibility to work hard. Not blame the country. If everyone is screwed by the failure of Wall street that includes you and me not just "disenfranchised" black folks. It's time to pull together. But that wouldn't help elect Obama!

sorry to take over your comments today.

tiffany1377 said...

Lauren: Thanks for the great comments! Yeah...I don't even know where to start about my brother...he is so full of himself right now. He's a self righteous brat. As far as your other comments...Amen. It's too bad that there aren't more people out there with your outlook on responsibility and hard work.

Aleta said...

There is no "perfect" country, otherwise it would be inundated with aliens. It always seems greener on the other side. I've heard about health care being so wonderful in Europe, but does anyone talk about the 40 percent tax on payroll to support that type of a system?

As for Obama, I have a sinking feeling.... The media is too strong of a force. McCain doesn't have the charisma or power instinct. He'll have to change tactics, but can he? In order to reach out.

tiffany1377 said...

Aleta: I've also heard alot about people traveling here to get better medical care, so I'm not even sure their "ideal" health care a good deal.
About McCain changing's coming, but like you, I don't know if it will be enough. I heard some good things coming from his speech today. I hope it's a sign of what is to come!

Lilly's Life said...

Tiffany - its your blog and you should say what you think because you said it very well.

Obviously I live in a different country but what happens in the US affects all countries in the world. Truly. I have never warmed to Obama at all. There is something my gut feeling tells is wrong nd its not aobut his policies because I switch off when I hear him talking. I fell like he is a used car salesman or something Very suave. Unfortunately McCain does not have the charisma - that is what it is. Wehn people get scared like they are now givne the economic problems they will listen to the one who preaches at them and talks to them about change. I am not sure either of them are great candidates and I have followed this closely. I used to live in the US and the UK. I relaly pray that the right result happens. Keep writing your posts because you never know who will read them and be influenced.

tiffany1377 said...

Lily: Thanks for the comment and the encouragement. I really like that you compared Obama to a used car salesman. I hadn't thought of it that way, but it really does fit him!!

Malcolm said...

You and I are on opposite sides of the political spectrum and that's fine. However, there is at least one thing on which I think we can both agree and it's that there are uneducated people regardless of their political beliefs. You may have seen the footage at a recent McCain rally where an elderly woman said that Obama is an Arab! McCain took the microphone from her and was put in the awkward position of having to defend his opponent. I also saw footage outside a McCain/Palin rally in OH where a woman said that Obama is a terrorist. When the reporter asked her why, she said, "Look at his name". I mean come on!

tiffany1377 said...

Malcolm: I completely agree: there are definitely too many uneducated people on both sides! It has amazed me how many ignorant statments I've heard throughout this election (from both sides). I did see the footage you are talking about and I was happy to see that McCain did defend Obama against the ignorant comment. I thought it was refreshing to hear him say that he respected Obama and that they have different views on the issues, but both are actually qualified to be President.

I have some family issues going on right now, so my posting has taken a back seat, but please keep stopping by. I appreciate your comments and I love have intelligent debates!

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