July 27, 2010

Political Gathering of Info

So....I have this need to understand what is going on with the political world. I feel like it is my duty so that when I go to the polls I can truly cast a vote that I feel good about. I am not proud to admit that I have walked into a booth and voted down the line Republican just because i didn't know anyone. I should have just stayed home. But it is hard for me to watch news programs or read articles. Mainly because of these reasons:

1. People lie
2. There is alot of negatively.

And that is about it. One really has to look at all sides in order to even understand what is going on. And really come on! Who has time for that? Every time I sit down to watch fox news I wonder if I should be watching CNN you know? Most of my friends on facebook are conservative. My family is conservative. Is my view skewed?

So there are three issues that have been on my mind.

1. The war
2. The president
3. Tax Cuts

The War
I don't know much about the war. There is one thing I do know. It is coming pretty darn close to reaching the 10 year mark. Why is it taking so stinking long???? We have finished many other wars in the past in half the amount of time. I know that terrorism has something to do with it. I know Bin Laden is in there somewhere. And that is about it. Why is it taking so long? I don't want to say much about the recent leak because I haven't had much time to look into it. But from what I can tell is that it appears we are funding both sides of the war (not completely, I am just exaggerating a bit :)). Those people that we are working so hard to help are turning around and helping those I though we were fighting against. And the government (not just under the current presidency but Bush's as well) are covering it up. That is all I know. I don't even know if it is accurate. But at this point It sounds pretty horrible. And answers the question "why is this war taking so long?". I would love for someone to tell me that I'm wrong.

The President
President Obama has been hard to wrap my mind around. I have truly been trying to understand what he says and does. Everyone around me hated him. Like I said. I am surrounded by alot of conservatives. But I think I have it pegged and why I don't like him. No. Not why I don't like him, but why I am disappointed. Why is our president going on the Tonight show? Why is he hanging out with snoop dog (I'm not sure if this is accurate. I just feel like I remember something about it in the back of my mind.), and why is he going to appear on The View. Well. His ratings are decreasing. People are becoming less enchanted by him. Mainly because he is not following through with his promises. I do not want a cool president. As for "The View". I really hope that the millions of people who are ill educated in the current political issues can see through his bull honky. Did I mention I could care less if the president is cool? I really don't.

Tax Cuts
I am still making up my mind about this. But I am pretty sure that regardless of what they say our taxes are going to increase. And I want to throw up thinking about it. There is all of this talk about just letting the tax cuts for the top 2% wealthiest people in the nation expire. Make them pay for everything. The reasoning is that the President wishes to decrease the deficit. Well good luck. That's all I have to say. I'm sure that he already has that extra money set aside for something. (Health Care..)

So now don't you feel so good for reading this? I doubt it. And you know this stuff is just the tip of the Iceberg. So I guess now I wonder. What do I do with my information. Well as the weird manager guy from "Bolt" said :

"Let's just take that thought and stick a pin in it"

I feel like that is all I can do at this point. Put it in the memory bank. But don't stick it in the crock pot. The more I let it simmer in my brain the more it makes me mad. And as my husband always tells me "worrying about it won't change a thing". So now I am on the search for the positive. Things to be hopeful about. There is one thing that I know I can always count on and that is my Savior. He is the light that leads me through these dark times. Though I know that temporally I am led by corrupt men, it feels good to know that some day things will be fair. I know it will be. I am THANKFUL that it will be.

Oh and by the way. I have been know to get things slightly wrong and never get offended when I am corrected. So if anyone has any insights. They are always welcome.

1 comment:

Camille said...

I like what you said about Obama, I would rather have him behind his desk than on a tv show couch. C'mon! There's a reason no other president has been on a daytime tv talk show, duh. It all gets frustrating, but remember that if we are righteous we will prosper. I tell myself that every time I read the news:)