Sunday, October 15, 2006

Thoughts on upcoming election

Elections are on my mind, and it is interesting the amount of political advertising you see in our area. I guess that is the plus of living in a swing state. I have to say that on the side of political advertising, the democrats are winning. I see so much on the democrats it makes me sick. I think I'm going to vote straight ticket republican ticket just because how sick of them I am. Well, I was going to anyway.

Of course, I do worry about how republicans will fare in our area. I live in the congressional district of Mark Foley.... Yes, the same guy that was caught in this gay sex scandal of sorts. I had no clue who would be there to replace him till I looked it up online. Joe Negron is the man if anyone is interested. I think that most people that come to this blog are no where near where I live though. I wonder if those in other parts of the country are noticing the lack of republican advertising. Is it just because I am moving from a dominant Republican state to a swing state? I do not know.

Watching a few commercials have proved to me that it appears that the popularity of the Iraq war is waning. I was just wondering, how many Americans think it would be a good idea to pull out right now? Now I was not a big fan of the war at first, but from studying history you would have to be an idiot to think that it is a good idea to pull out now. We aren't loosing anything. We knew that it would be a long term thing. Also pulling out would create problems like there were in Afghanistan before. We have already trained them, they would start hating us for leaving and then the terrorism would grow much more popular in the area. Does that sound about right to you?

I listen to the news and to the adds and I think the country has about lost their minds. The news are writing opinion articles for news and the political adds are all saying PULL OUT NOW, PULL OUT NOW! Or there is also the case that the news prints opinion as news on Iraq. War is not a pleasant thing, but it is necessary for security. It is as simple as that, and do we really want to have the appearance of being so fickle? This seems to be the key issue that all are focusing on for this election and it is retarded to do so.

Other than that there is a focus on Bush's leadership skills. Do you really think our president is that dumb? I remember this guy on the news talking about the books that President Bush was reading at the time. He was reading Shakepeare at the time. The news guy commented on how our president discovered Shakespeare. Are you retarded? Do you seriously think that a Ivy league graduate would be just discovering Shakespeare in his 50s. I think he has thought to read it before in his life. My point is, if you are intelligent you can see how manipulative the news is. I guess I'm doing exactly what liberals usually do. They claim that only those with intelligence would vote democratic. It seems to be working for them so far. I think it is about time to turn it around on them. I personally think that if the regular person paid attention to the issues and voted the issues, that they would see themselves to be more conservative. I discovered that of myself, and I use to be a liberal. Republicans are not deceptive, they are not running the stupid and there is no reason to fear speaking out about something other than the popular opinion of the democratic party.

Like I said at the first of the post, elections are on my mind and I am sick of the democrats. I went from being a liberal democrat, to independent who was embarrassed of saying anything of my political opinions, to a definite conservative republican. I had help along the way, but I will say definitely that the democrats are brainwashed. I am not. Flame if you want, I won't pay attention to it unless you can actually post a comment to convince me of something. If you don't know who I am, I have done plenty of research to come to my current political beliefs. Right now, I'll be surprised if anyone comments though. I can't help but post my political thoughts every once and awhile. What else is there to write on at this time of the year?


OTTMANN said...

Help get the word out about Harry Reid and his land deal.

See my latest post... It look$ bad Harry, real bad

Leo said...

Hey El, I see we disagree as much as ever!-lol I actually came by here last night and wrote a rather long-winded, but I like to think well thought out response to this post-but then for some reason blogger wouldn't let me see the verification word so I couldn't post. I'm too tired right now to try and recreate my response, so I'll just say hi and stop back some time soon. I'm going to try and start posting on my blog again on a more regular basis, so swing by if ya like. Take care.

Leo said...

Glad you stopped by El, and congrats on the nuptials! Give Art my best too. In reference to your comment on my blog about Pres. Bushs intelligence. I agree with you to a point on this. Verbal ability is definitely not the only marker of intelligence. I've known a lot of engineers for example who spoke and wrote horribly, but we're very smart people. However, Pres. Bush is not an engineer or someone whose job would call for intelligence in other areas, such as math, mechanical aptitude etc. He's the president, and as such I believe the ability to communicate clearly and well is a necessity. After all he is our main American representative to the world.
Perhaps, Pres. Bush is a really smart guy. I don't know the man personally so I can't say for sure (though I'd presume neither do you), but he has brought the reputation for stupidity on himself, by one making some highly questionable decisions, two making lots of nonsensical comments, and three saying things like, "I don't read newspapers." He's the president for heavens sake, not a truck driver, or fireman or whatever. I'd like to think that the President of the U.S. is Much more intelligent and more informed than me or you or most citizens. I'd personally like us to elect people who we're excellent students and excelled intellectually, not just got by. To heck with electing a nice guy, you can have a beer with--it isn't or shouldn't be a likeablility contest. He's the leader of the free world, show me someone who has an impressive resume of intellectual and political accomplishments. Maybe we can agree to disagree on this one too!--lol Thanks for the comment-stop back.

el said...

Thanks, I'll have to respond this weekend. I've now warn myself out on the computer for the night.