i am withholding my vote for president in november. nope- i don't need the argument that every vote counts- because it apparently doesn't. why are we still talking about reverend wright? and really, how much influence does the man really have over anyone? why aren't we talking about hagee and his money influencing stuff on the right? i hear wright, wright, wright- and nary a peep about hagee or robertson or reed- or any of those churchy folks with money being ponied up from the pulpit to aid and abet neoconservatism and fundamentalism. nope. i am completely disgusted that obama responded with anything more than- 'we've already covered this and it's distractionary. let me tell you about my plan to create new jobs in the science sector and restart the economy.' so- he doesn't get my vote either. this whole thing is absolutely ridiculous. i have spent much time on my 'hiatus'- yeah, yeah- reading poc blogs. because i want to know a perspective that isn't mine on the idiocy going on in this country. now, i admit, most are woc blogs- and much of that centers around the stupidity happening in feminist circles but occasionally there's the conversation about politics in general.
my thought is this- things aren't going to get better here. we have always been a divided country and we will be from now until the planet collapses. people don't change well. we are divided by- oh almost everything. race, gender, sexual orientation, political party, religion- you name it- we don't agree. and we don't agree to disagree and then compromise either. so- that's that. this election isn't going to bridge any gaps- in fact it is widening them thanks to stupidity and blind ambition. clinton is getting her wish and she is destroying the political process in what could have been a year of some breathing room for the country- but no. obama played right into her and the rest of the neocon's hands by buying into the wright thing hook, line and sinker- and mccain will win and whoever is his vice will be president by his second term. so- i am withholding my vote for president. it's my right as a citizen to do what i will with my vote. and i will not cast it in this election.