Thursday, October 30, 2008

6 comments:

Barbie said...

lol!! That is funny. :-) So much for equality and freedom huh? Get penalized if you are prosperous. Whatever!

Mom Of Many said...

LOL! That is just too cute...I got in big trouble for my blog by someone who attends our church...ugly email..**sigh**...so much for free speech on my private blog...we patriotic conservatives have to stick together - so thankful for your friendship... xo

Tisha said...

Susan,

Too funny! I love checking your blog for political humor and information. I hope we will be laughing on Tuesday and not crying. ;)

kris said...

You know, I'm a republican (registered) who voted for Obama. I think it's sad that we dig at each other, that we've become mean and angry, that the dividing line is so thick, like this wall between 2 peoples who have nothing in common- as if we aren't all striving for similar goals for our country. This comic made me immediately feel a sense of sadness. It reminded me of how cruel we used to be as kids to each other in the playground, and how as adults, we seem to have turned to that same kind of "humor" again. I don't really have much faith in either candidate- I haven't been happy with either choice, but felt that one held a bit more hope than the other to turn this country around. Maybe I made a mistake, like I did the second time with Bush. I hope not.

But my God how I've prayed, on my knees, for a world,a country, that would come TOGETHER, that would stop lashing out and trying to force it's agenda on each other. That would stop- hating each other for each other's views. These sweeping generalizations hurt. This comic hurt me because my sister called me last night and said a grandmother came to her door trick or treating- a grandmother, with no children, who was obviously very poor, who was hobbling and could barely walk- at first it pissed my sister off (my whole family by the way is HARD CORE McCain/republican) until she stopped herself and thought, "wow, that's not exactly Christ like of me" and decided to dump an entire bag of candy into her bag. The grandmother almost started crying. For candy.

I get the humor, but I don't get the humor. I'm tired of the hate in this country. I'm tired of the anger. And I'm not going to cry on Tuesday if the candidate I support doesn't win. I'm going to gracefully accept McCain and start praying that he steps up to the plate. I would hope that those who support McCain would do the same for any candidate that found himself in office, especially coming into office after the Bush years and taking on the challenges that now face him.

Anyway. Not wanting to have some weird political debate, at all... just weird how I came across this and suddenly it struck me as so sad.

Susan said...

Hi Kris, First of all, congrats to you. I'm so happy you found someone very special. With everything you have gone through I know this time is a precious time indeed.

What a story about the Grandmother coming to the door. I think I would have been tempted to have her in, fix her dinner, and give her bags of groceries from the pantry and then drive her home with information as to contacts in the community that can help out with food etc.. (I'm have a very soft spot for the elderly!) :)

It is sad how divisive we have become. I have to say that even on some adoption blogs (I'll refrain from specific references here as you know who they are) anyone that has any opposition to Obama is quickly labeled a 'racist', ignorant, stupid, you name it. No holes barred. - Thank you Kris for not going down this path.

I came across a very disturbing post from a paid campaign staffer for Obama who posted on hillbuzz which is a Hillary Clinton blog. This seems to sum up what so many have experienced that 'cross' Obama in any way. I will post it below. We have seen such evidence of this in 'Joe the Plumber, Palin, the Florida T.V. station that Obama cut off when Biden was asked tough questions, the PA T.V. station that got the boot for the same thing, and the reporters being ripped apart now by Obama's campaign etc etc..

I hope everyone reading this will take the time to read the post below. ~S.

Here is the text/ post from http://hillbuzz.wordpress.com #18 on Oct. 27
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Ok, I want to clear my conscious a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow clinton supporters out.

I work for a campaign and can’t wait for this week to be over.

I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC.

The internal campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you.

We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a clinton or mccain supporter who just switched our support for obama”

We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence.
We did this the whole primary and it worked.

Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out tv, news, websites, etc.

This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement and vote turnout issues.

Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the youtube videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of overwhelming world support.
People makes posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad”
Thats the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.

We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make real clear politics look scarey to a mccain supporter. Its worked, alough the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.
see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”

The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. Thats due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.

Our donors, are the same people who finance the MSM. Their interests are tied, Barack then tends to come across as teflon. Nothing sticks. And trust, there were meetings with Fox news. The goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch Bill Oreilly he has become much more diplomatic and “fair and balanced” and soft. Its because he wants to retain the #1 spot on cable news and to do that he has to have access to the Obama campaign and we worked hard at stringing him a long and keeping him soft for an interview swap. It worked and now he is anticipating more access. So he is playing it still soft.
This is why nothing sticks.

The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless of the results.

There is no true inauguration draft or true grant park construction going on. There will be a party, but we are boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up.

Our goal is to continue to make you lose your moral. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all.

There is a huge staff of people working around the clock, watching every site, blogs, etc. We flood these sites. We have had a goal to overwhelm.
The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you get the picture.

I am saying this because I know HRC was better for the country, and now realize this. I was too late by the time I connected to her. To me Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star. I didn’t know him or his policies, but now I understand more than I care to and I realize his interests are more for him, and the DNC and all working like puppets with dean. I always thought a president wanted the better good for the country. The end result I see is everyone dependent on the government, this means more and more people voting for the DNC. This means the future is forever altered. I don’t see this as america, so I am now supporting John Mccain.

Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can’t imagine. If it seems unfair how she has been treated, well its because she has had a team working round the clock to make her look like a fool.
this is a big conspiracy and I am so shocked that its not realized.

We released a little blurb the other day that the Obama campaign was already working on reelection and now putting our efforts towards 2012. This was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008. Trust me, its a lie. David is very smart, but its a sticky ugly not very truthful kind of intelligence.
Its not over yet, but I think the machine is working. And its a hill to climb.

I will be quitting my post on nov 5th and my vote will be for John Mccain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position and I don’t feel I had any part of anything I would feel guilty for. But I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upsets me.
I wish you all well, and goodluck.
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Anonymous said...

I agree with Tisha. I love coming here to see a little lighthearted humor given the climate of the nation.

I think as far as Kris's comments go, it's been McCain that has had 80% negative media coverage in the major network news stories and despite Obama's "promises", he can't take care of everyone in the nation and the world without bringing down America in the process.

I just read the post from the Hillbuz blog and have to say WOW! I'm shocked, but not shocked. This doesn't surprise me at all. In fact, it now makes sense what has been going on behind the closed Obama campaign doors.

Jenna