What I’m about to say might shock some. When it comes to who will be the next President of the United States, I couldn’t give half a damn about the color of the candidate’s skin. Or their gender. Or their sexual orientation. Or their religious preferences. Experience is experience. If you’re qualified, then that is all their is to it. The color of your skin and all the other stuff I just mentioned really doesn’t matter in the least*. It recently came to my attention (while checking out the Times on my iPhone) that John McCain is accusing Obama of playing the race card. I’ll include the link to the article. What Obama did do was respond to the (possibly) inevitable ads that will come out against him. Let’s face it. The Republican party hasn’t exactly been known to play fair (and I’m sure that the ballots from 2000 floating to Cuba would agree). But I digress. As loathe as I am to admit it, the race card will be played. I’d just like to remind those who wish to play it that our current President is white. The same President who increased our national debt by more in eight years than EVERY president before him combined. The same president who started a war in Iraq over nonexistent weaponry. The same President who could not find Osama bin Laden. The same President who started a war, then cut taxes, reducing income and increasing expenditure at the same time. The same President who cannot, for some reason, say the word “nuclear.” The same President who took longer to respond to Hurricane Katrina than to send troops to Iraq. The same President who was vacationing when Hurricane Katrina hit. Republicans, I’m warning you. If you play the race card, and all the facts are laid out, there is the chance that George W. Bush could very well be the last white President of the United States. In conclusion, I’d like to state that while I do not ally myself with any specific political party, I’m voting for the Democrat. Whether a black man named Barack Obama or a white woman named Hillary Clinton, the Republicans have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they cannot do what needs to be done come January 20, 2009. Oh, and if I hadn’t mentioned this earlier, I’m disgusted with the 22nd Amendment. My argument is that it is anti-democratic because it infringes on the people’s right to choose. Let’s face it: George W. Bush or Bill Clinton? Knowing what you do now, is it really a difficult choice?
*Just a little note on the side: Several articles that I had read a while back state that women make more money as gynecologists than men. If my memory serves me correctly, they make around $10-15,000 more per year than their male counterparts. Take that, sexism!
Link to the NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/01/us/politics/01campaign.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss