I had a very interesting convo with my man Daddio911 last night.
He is a die hard Republican.
You cannot tell him anything bad about his side of the political spectrum. (Which is why our conversations are always entertaining.)
Anyway, we were talking about current politics and of course Big O came up. He cannot understand why anyone can get behind the "O" man. He thinks that Obama, if elected, will raise taxes, withdraw our troops from the quagmire that is Iraq, and renege on his health care plans. He believes strongly in his side of the fence, even after our current figure head has fucked our country up so bad, it will take the next 3 Presidents to straighten it all out.
He has a problem with Gay Marriage, abortion and big Government.
Well, I could care less if two Gay people want to get married and I think abortion is a woman's choice. The only thing we agree on politically is, I totally agree with him on big Government and how our troops should be withdrawn from Iraq.
I would like to see our troops home from Iraq, but the situation is too complicated to just pull them out. As long as this country is dependent on that black gold that runs beneath all that sand, our troops will be dying over there.That war was never about any weapons of mass destruction, or liberating the people of Iraq. It was and is about MONEY. I believe Hill-Billy, and Big O know this. But I also believe that they are playing with America's heart. They know that the majority of Americans want our troops home. That is why they are basing their campaigns on bringing our troops home.
Our troops will not be home anytime soon. It is going to be next to impossible to get out of Iraq. Which is why our two leading candidates have voted time and time again to keep funding the war. They know that America cannot get out of Jr.'s war anytime soon. But as long as America wants her troops home, politicians will keep telling America want she wants to hear.
I also agree with Daddio911 about taxes. Taxes are way too high as it is. Raising them should not be on any ones agenda.
We are at war. Taxes are what pays for war. I am not saying that our taxes should be raised, but they should not be cut either. If rich people keep getting tax breaks, then people like me and the majority of the readers of my lil ole blog will keep getting hit in the head.
If rich people keep getting tax breaks, that means my day to day expenses will be raised to compensate for the reduction of their taxes. It also means that our troops will not get the equipment they need to keep fighting.
Which makes no sense to me.
This is the first time in America's short history that during a time of war, the sitting President cut taxes. Why would any sane "leader" cut back on the main source of revenue that keeps his security force fed, clothed, equipped and happy?
This is the first time in America's short history that war did not turn our economy around. War is big business. The sole purpose of any business is too make money. This "business" that we have been in since 2003 has done the total opposite. We have lost almost a trillion dollars behind this war. A TRILLION fucking dollars!!!
The Great Depression ENDED when America joined WW11.
Why do you think that is?
It is because war generates jobs.
This is the first time in history that a country is facing a recession while it is fighting a major offensive.
All this is due to the piss poor planning and management of Daddio911's political family.
I am not a Democrat.
I consider myself an Independent.
In other words, I cannot allow myself to blindly follow behind any one idea or any one person.
I like to have options.
I do not believe any politician has my best interests at heart. This includes the "O" man.
However, I do believe he is a little better than Hill-Billy and of course he is better than that 200 year old man that is trying to become the oldest human ever elected to anything that doesn't involve bingo.
That is why I exercised my option to vote for Big O during the early voting here in Dallas.
Besides, my forefathers did not die for me to say ,"nothing will ever change" and "my vote does not count".
I cast my vote for all the black people that died trying to make sure that I could vote.
I did not vote for any "one" politician. I will never vote for any "one" politician. I vote because it is my right, and also I feel the need to pay back my forefathers what little I can afford to pay back.
So Daddio911, that is how I can feel good about backing Big O.