Last night’s debate (sorry… no witty title)…

16 Oct

I’m having a helluvatime waking up this morning, so I’m not sure how eloquent I can be right now.  But I’m gonna give it the old “college try”.

I watched the debates last night with Sully, and if my 10 year old can see through McCain’s bullshit (without any coaching from me), I don’t understand why the rest of the country can’t.  It’s interesting to hear a child’s commentary with something like this.  He has enough basic understanding of the issues to get a general idea of what the candidates were arguing about (though I had to explain a few of the details and politician-speak phrases to him).  But Sully’s main observation was that McCain not only didn’t answer any of the questions with direct on concise responses; but even when Obama thwarted accusations thrown at him, McCain still clung to the original accusations as if no explanation from Obama was ever given.  I can’t even count how many times McCain would accuse Obama of something or mangle Obama’s stance on an issue, then Obama would explain (in simple enough terms for my kid to understand) what the facts actually were, THEN McCain would jump right back in with the original mangle…. and then Sully would say “Wasn’t McCain listening?  Obama JUST EXPLAINED THAT?  GEEEEEZZZZ!!!!  What’s wrong with that guy?”.

Out of the mouths of babes.

But apparently a good percentage of our country’s population doesn’t have the intelligence of a 10 year old, because the polls and pundits are saying that anywhere between 31%- 46% of our country think McCain did a good job last night.

But something that Sully and I also noticed was that NOTHING frazzled Obama.  McCain had to resort to snide remarks and witty little comments (or at least HE thought they were witty… there was much eye-rolling from me and Sully in response to McCain’s “wit”), having to always have the “last word”- no matter how petty and vindictive it made him look.  And it did make him come across as petty, and desperate, and pathetic.  Where Obama calmly and precisely outlined his plans for helping the economy and the middle class, and our broken health care system.  Obama came across as graceful and level-headed under pressure.  Exactly what we need.

I’m also REALLY tired of people having a problem with allowing the government to provide health care for people who can’t afford it.  I’m sick of people saying that “socialized health care” is a scary thing.  Socialism DOES NOT equal communism.  Come on you ignorant fuckers- wake up!!!  We already have socialized systems in practice in our country!!!  Our police force is socialized!  Our military is socialized!!  Would you like to do away with our police and make that a private practice?  Then each neighborhood will pay a private group of roaming thugs with little training or legal guidelines to protect your area?  How well would that go over?  You may have the argument that our police force is already like that- but at least when you call in for emergency help, they have to come, AND there are strict guidelines on how they handle emergency situations.  And at least that assistance is provided to the entire country instead of just “those who can afford it”.  “Socialized” health care would mean that no one would have to go without medical care.  Children, the elderly, the poor, etc, would all be able to get medical treatment, which would mean less expenses for the hospitals, insurance companies, and the tax payers for having to pay for medical treatment of people who have received aid without insurance.  COMMON SENSE, DIPSHITS!!!

And did anyone else catch McCain’s response to the Roe v Wade topic?  When he was asked whether or not he would ever nominate someone to the Supreme Court that disagreed with his strict pro-life stance (which the next president WILL be electing new members of the Supreme Court), McCain fumbled around and gave a bunch of political babble about only electing qualified people…. THEN he slipped in the end really quickly:  “I don’t believe that someone who has supported Roe v Wade would have those qualifications”.

Did you catch that?  It was pretty tricky (though Sully picked up on it).  McCain DOES NOT believe that anyone who supported Roe v Wade is qualified to be on the Supreme Court.  Which means that, Yes, he will keep people out of the Supreme Court who would fight him in overturning Roe v. Wade… because he DOES want it overturned.  He wants the laws to be put into the hands of the state.  INSANE!!  So if you live in a state where abortion is illegal, and you’re a minor who was raped by your father and get pregnant, you have to travel to the closest state where abortion is legal in order to get one.  Or lets say that  I get pregnant despite all my birth control efforts, and as a grown woman who already has a child and knowing full well that my family doesn’t have the resources or ability to care for another child, I have to actually take time off work and a family road trip to a different part of the country to get an abortion if it’s illegal in my state?  Are you fucking kidding me??  I hate you, John McCain.  You’re a rich old white male who will NEVER EVER have to make that decision, so keep your fucking ignorant one-sided opinions out of my uterus.  I want to bitch-slap that dick until his eyes bleed.

But Obama made my heart warm when he strongly stated that he is in full support of Roe v Wade, and that these hard decisions should be left in the hands of the people who are affected by it.  I love you, Barack Obama.  There’s nothing lovlier than a male feminist.

Overall, I have no idea how some news reports can state that McCain won the debate (well, only 1 did… but even Fox News is saying that their advisors stated that Obama won).  And I have no idea how after these debates people are still clinging to Relic McCain.

But now that the debates are over, the time to vote is coming up fast.  For all of you who are registered, and would like affordable health care, and would like clean energy, and would like to decide what happens to your own body, and would like to be able to go to college without INSANE student loans, and would like to see an end to this stupid war so that money can go back into things like public schools and programs to help people in need, etc etc etc…. vote Obama.  PLEASE keep McCain from getting his old and gnarled clutches on our country.

And if you didn’t register to vote, you’re a douchebag.

Off to work I go.

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18 Responses to “Last night’s debate (sorry… no witty title)…”

  1. Anon October 16, 2008 at 9:36 am #

    Obama was trying to talk more about important things such as affordable healthcare, the economy, abortion, when they were discussing the negativity of the political campaign ads. McCain kept nailing Obama for his hurtful ads against him and then Obama mentioned a rally for McCain where someone said something along the lines of Barach Hussein Osama can’t win, and McCain rebutted that by saying “well I’d hope my supporters weren’t like that”. Basically, McCain bashed Obama for not repudiating the hurtful ads against him, but McCain certainly didn’t do that either when in my opinion worse marks were made towards Obama. It was a long discussion and Obama finally said let’s talk about more important things instead of our hurt feelings. And just by watching McCain and looking at him I can see horrible things happening if he won presidency, and if he died we’d get screwed over with Palin. The first response, McCain made about her was that she is a role model to young women and America’s gotten to know her. Yeah, we gotten to know her but she is not my fuckin’ role model. She doesn’t even believe in the right to abortion even if their was a rape. I hate her and I hate him. And I wish my friends registered to fucking vote, and all the other kids who say they would love to but can’t. That’s bull, the city is now allowing people to register late so the only excuse they have is that they’re lazy and wrapped in their pathetic lives of apathy and ignorance.

  2. hayley g October 16, 2008 at 9:54 am #

    god, i hate how some people think that just because abortion is legal, that everyone is going to use it or go out and be extra irresponsible that they get pregnant, just to get an abortion, because its there.

    no, thats not how it is, plus as we all know, just because things are illegal doesn’t mean we stop doing them. so that just means that women are going to go to places that aren’t qualified or sanitary enough, because they made a mistake.

    and he’s a man, whose he to say this shit!?

    sorry, this issue really bothers me and i had to vent it out, plus i’m injured and have misplaced anger right now haha.

  3. Kristen Ferrell October 16, 2008 at 10:01 am #

    That whole part of the debate where McCain was babbling on an on about how Obama said mean things during campaign ads was HILARIOUS!!! WHO GIVES A FUCK!!! IT’S AN ELECTION- THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS!!! It was obvious that Obama thought the protests were ridiculous, and kept stating that the people don’t want to hear about the candidate’s hurt feelings- they want to hear about the ISSUES. EXACTLY!!!! If McCain can’t handle a little criticism, he shouldn’t have put himself under the public microscope.

    Palin as a role model…. that’s a sick joke. This woman has shown us that she will abuse her power for personal vendettas, she will jump at the opportunity for more political power even though she knows that she’s not prepared or experienced enough to fully handle the job (which will lead to the suffering of a nation), she will allow political parties to use her gender as a tool for their own political gain, she supports the banning of women to choose what happens to their own bodies no matter what the circumstance is because of her own religious beliefs (which makes her a gender traitor AND a religious nut who puts her personal god before the rights and well being of all the women in our nation who don’t subscribe to her extremist conservative religious beliefs), she’s into banning books, teen pregnancy, and actually thinks that the destruction of environment has to do with “weather cycles” instead of being the result of human-created pollution. She’s the polar opposite of a good female role model. She is my nemesis.

  4. Anon October 16, 2008 at 10:56 am #

    I don’t even pay attention to the political ads I barely watch TV, the whole point is to criticize the other. Exactly, what politics are. You know that’s what you’re going to face when you get into it. A really sick thing I saw the other day while driving someone back to their home was a bunch of prolife protestors outside a restaurant and a little kid about 6 years old yelling abortion is murder and holding a sign. I wanted to yell at them, but my opinion wouldn’t of mattered to them and they weren’t there when I drove back. I never thought about the state of Alaska up until now but I wonder how that’s like to be governed under Palin. If McCain and Palin win I think I’ll shape on my French and flock to Canada.

  5. whitney October 16, 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    oh. my. god. MCCAIN is such a fucking child!
    “mommy…. obama let the big kids call me names! waaaaa!”
    my god… fucking baby. it’s almost like he wanted to argue only about how “mean” obama was. whatever the fuck man. ARGH!

    and it was really aggravating that obama had to keep repeating himself about the health care issue because mccain pretty much acted like he never heard it.

    obama TOTALLY kept his cool… while mccain sat there furious that none of his bully tactics were working.
    and do you ever notice how mccain licks his lips like a fucking lizard? it’s disgusting… his tongue lashes out and he makes this gross slurping noise.

    haha, and they both totally whistles their S’s when they speak.

    ’08AMA!

  6. germinfested October 16, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    I liked the fact that McCain was very proud of his spending freeze, and when asked about Palin, said that “She understands special needs families (yeah, because a good mom would run for fucking vice president with a down syndrome child) and had good family values (you know, with the pregnant daughter and everything). Sarah Palin and I would like to start systems for Special Needs kids.” Obama quickly stated, “Yes, Special Needs Programs are important, but they do require funding, which wouldn’t be possible with a spending freeze.” I about pissed my pants.

    It still scares the shit out of me that she could potentially be the president. I’ll flee. I don’t want a barbie doll for my president. I don’t want someone who doesn’t respect or trust her own gender enough to decide for themselves what’s right for themselves. I don’t want a president who charged for rape kits in previous years as mayor of Wasilla. I don’t understand how you can charge women for reported being raped, AS A WOMAN HERSELF!

    They’re totally using her as a tool. It’s the vagina ticket. The next week will be devoted to making “Ladies against a vagina-biased america” T shirt. I’ll send you one.

  7. whitney October 16, 2008 at 5:21 pm #

    germinfester- could i get one of those shirts??

  8. vert rouge October 16, 2008 at 5:56 pm #

    to Anon, i hope you won’t get to the point where you’ll flee to canada because, unfortunatly, you might get disapointed because the conservative are getting stronger here (the kind of government who wants to give life imprisonment to minors, who already cuts art funding, who tryed to pass a law who censure films and art (hello dictator?)…). it’s scary… and it’s not necesserly better in the french part of canada (where i’m from, but i won’t get into details…). It is very disapointing to see people taking very individualist decisions when it concern the whole society, not getting inform or just voting like they’re playing in a hockey pool… i guess you see this around you to.

    i didn’t watched the debate so i can’t say anything about it directly. Personaly, i wish tha Obama wins. I’ll get some hope in future from that because i’m concern for my neighbors country and we’re linked to you.

    good luck.

  9. daMamma October 16, 2008 at 8:02 pm #

    I found McCain’s performance totally insulting to my intellect. Not only did he make all sorts of faces and noises of the sort you’d find from a disgruntled child. His policies are totally ANTI woman and ANTI middle/lower class working people.

    Give me a bloody break.

    Obama/Biden 08!

  10. Anon October 16, 2008 at 8:09 pm #

    To vert rouge, thanks for that info. I don’t know a whole lot about Canada except I know there are different providences and that isn’t it a socialist country? I read up on a little bit about it’s political system, but I don’t live there so I can’t really know. But like any country and any system there are always flaws nothing is 100 percent perfect. My issue right now is that a bunch of people I know aren’t voting or haven’t registered and it is now too late. They don’t even look into things and a lot of it is kids my age it’s half and half and I’ve met a scary amount who aren’t registered and don’t know anything about what’s going on and won’t vote. And that’s scary because Obama has most of the youth’s vote and if half don’t vote then there is more of a chance McCain will get it. And I can just see tanks rolling behind his scary shady smiling face and Palin right behind him with that pathetic caring bible-thumping face. Dammit, I used to be the fuck the voting system kid when I was like 13 especially after seeing Unprecedented at 16, but I’m 18 now and my mind has changed and my friends are still stuck in their stupid mentality I heavily influenced on them. They weren’t even into politics, they were just following something for hell knows what. I wish I could reinfluence them I tried they just got mad and said I was only voting because my “mom told me too” and that both are evil, which is bull because I’ve always made my own decisions and I had worked jobs before them all, nothing was handed to me like it was to them. Spoiled fucks. This isn’t even my how I detest the word “blog” to be commenting on. I totally take over things. Sorry.

  11. germinfested October 16, 2008 at 8:13 pm #

    Haha, of course. Do you have a color preference?

  12. whitney October 16, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    germinfested- PINK! 🙂 haha.

    myspace.com/boner_xray

    you can add/contact me there so we don’t have to keep using kristen’s blog comments as a means of communication. 😉

  13. Lemissa October 16, 2008 at 10:48 pm #

    my favorite part (and by favorite I mean the part where I lost all control and started pacing and ranting) was when McCain was talking about people with “gold-plated” insurance policies and how they cover things like cosmetic and elective surgery and TRANSPLANTS!!!! yeah, only those with “gold plated” insurance policies should have access to organ TRANSPLANTS…jeezusfuckingchristonacracker!!!!!
    Honestly, I am ALL for socialized health care…and I could rant and rave forever…pleasepleaseplease…

    it has to be Obama.

  14. Tawni October 17, 2008 at 6:49 am #

    “I hate you, John McCain. You’re a rich old white male who will NEVER EVER have to make that decision, so keep your fucking ignorant one-sided opinions out of my uterus. I want to bitch-slap that dick until his eyes bleed.”

    I love you, Kristen. You are the perfect human. It’s official. 🙂

    xoxoxxo.

    P.S. I am the only one in my Oklahoma McCain loving neighborhood with an Obama yard sign. Feels so good, I stuck TWO of those fuckers out there! YEAH. Suck it, McSame-ers!

  15. Kristen Ferrell October 17, 2008 at 8:42 am #

    McCain stating that transplants were in the same field as elective and cosmetic surgery made me laugh out loud. “Hey doc, can you toss a new kidney in with my collagen injections? Thank god for my gold- plated insurance plan!! Now every part of my body can be new and shiney!!”.
    I’m sure he meant to say ‘implants’ instead of ‘transplants’… but I don’t care. I’m sure Bush meant to always pronounce all his words right, and not say things like “Fool me once, shame on- shame on you. Fool me- you can’t get fooled again.” But what comes out is what comes out… and there’s no putting it back in. And it speaks volumes about their ability to keep a clear head under pressure, and how quick witted they are.

    And, again, there was no mention at all of the middle class from McCain. Granted, Brad and I don’t even fall into the middle class income bracket.. we’re too poor. But if the government isn’t giving assistance to the middle class, they they are fully ignoring the lower class. I’m sick of the people in need being ignored, and the people who don’t struggle at all getting all the perks. It just doesn’t make sense to me.

    And on a petty note… McCain’s whiny nasally voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard. I cannot handle 4 years of that voice, oozing with false sincerity. And if he mentions Joe the Plumber ever again, I’m going to go on a killing spree. That was the most pathetic attempt to “relate with the common man” that I have ever witnessed.
    FYI- Joe the Plumber is an ignorant dick. He falls into the working class bracket, but is angered at the prospect of helping others in that working class bracket if he one day owns his own business and makes over $250,000 a year. This tax increase for people making over $250,000 is ONLY A 3% INCREASE!!! It’s not much of a financial burden to take on if you’re making a quarter of a million dollars every year!! Fuck you, Joe the Plumber.

  16. joey October 17, 2008 at 12:21 pm #

    What left me seething was McCain’s use of AIR QUOTES around the words women’s “health.”

    McCain: “Just again, the example of the eloquence of Sen. Obama. He’s health for the mother. You know, that’s been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That’s the extreme pro-abortion position, quote, ‘health.'”

    This was just seconds after Obama stated, “…nobody’s pro-abortion. I think it’s always a tragic situation. We should try to reduce these circumstances.”

    I’d like to repeatedfly hit McCain over the head with the book “How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America.”

    And on a tangent, last night at the tattoo shop we watched this movie called “Teeth”. It’s a b-movie about the vagina dentata myth and it’s so amazingly bad that it’s actually good. I think you’d laugh REALLY hard at parts because I sure did. Anyway playing around online and I search up “vagina dentata” to see what’s out there and holy holy shit!! Check out what I found: http://www.antirape.co.za

    I’m not sure if I love it or hate it. On the one hand it’s REALLY REALLY FUNNY, but on the other it’s kind of medieval and puts responsibility of rape prevention on women.

  17. Kristen Ferrell October 17, 2008 at 8:46 pm #

    I’ve seen those handy little anti-rape gadgets, and I think they are FANTASTIC! I don’t think that it so much puts the responsibility of rape prevention onto women, but that it gives women a way of protecting themselves if all else has failed. And it pretty much guarantees that the attacker will be caught (after having something like that stuck on your dick, you WILL go to the hospital, and then you WILL get arrested). Medieval… yes. Deserved… absolutely.

    Oh… and with the “Plumber Joe” thing…. here’s the REAL story about him….
    http://mudflats.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/say-it-aint-so-joe-the-plumber/

  18. Lex October 24, 2008 at 5:17 am #

    Just stopping in to say that I took advantage of the early voting we have here in Kansas now. I did it, I voted! And not for McPain, but I think you guys could figure that part out. Woohoo!

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