>So, I read three stories this morning on msn. Two of them troubled me greatly. The only one I didn’t find troubling was the story about Obama helping Clinton pay off her campaign debts (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25357545). This one I found interesting. I find it a bit curious that Clinton’s fundraisers would push Obama to do this, but admirable that he’d be willing to ask. If I were a donor (which I’m not, in the spirit of full disclosure) for Obama, I wouldn’t give money to pay for a poorly run unsuccessful campaign… But, that’s just me. Then I read two stories that trouble me. Really.
First, we are treated to the incautious comments of one of McCain’s top advisors saying that a terror attack would help McCain’s bid for the presidency. Well, at least it falls short of terror mongering a la George Bush. But, how crass and insensitive is it to attempt to make terror a poll boost for your candidate. The cynical side of me wonders if he isn’t actually issuing a call to arms to unscrupulous supporters to produce a terror attack that could be blamed on a Middle East faction. That is, after all, just what we need. In a land filled with wonderful, loving, caring people, we really just need another nutcase to execute an attack and elect someone who is old, in poor health, and a continuation of the bad government we’ve had for the last 8 years in the US, don’t we? Read more about it here -> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25357745.
The last one, that I find wholly unsurprising but absolutely disturbing is the report coming out of the justice department that the White House interfered with the hiring of new staff to ensure that democrats and those who disagree with the current administration were bypassed. The full story is here -> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25348796/. How petty, low, and inappropriate can you get? No wonder America has gone from the land of the free to the land of the free to agree. I’m embarrassed and ashamed of my fellow Americans that they elected this loser not one, but TWICE. Ashamed I tell you.
And, now, since I’m clearly pulling no punches today, let me say a word about the election of a man who prides himself on being a simpleton (dub-ya, anyone?). When he first ran, I voted against him for one simple reason. A man who believes it is his right to control other people’s bodies will stop at nothing. Really, if I believe that I can make personal decisions for you, do you think I’ll balk at rounding up people from a set of countries or a religion? Will I lose sleep over torturing those “guilty” people who in all likelihood have done nothing wrong? Ironically, although I personally am against abortion, I have found that any man who is committed to taking away a woman’s right to have one is likely to have no compunction about taking away others’ rights with even less provocation. There’s a reason that America was founded on the separation of church and state. Maybe one day we’ll see a return to that separation. Until then, I’ll vote against anyone who is anti-choice. Unfortunately, the Shrub proved my point in ways I had hoped never to see. And I’m very wary of people who make a big show of their faith these days as well. After all, a man who expresses that he was never troubled by signing execution orders seems to have a serious case of hypocrisy. Killing unborn fetuses is wrong, but killing living people is fine?! How does that work exactly. Killing is killing, let’s at least admit that either both are wrong or neither is…
Okay, MommaBean is now off of her soapbox. Talk about a one-two punch… this morning’s news has me deeply troubled. Today I’m praying for the American people, that they are able to make a wise choice. That God softens the heart of whomever is elected. That in fact, the next President will be a healer rather than a fear and war monger.