Why would anyone vote for Senator John McCain?
by 12 dogs and a blog, Wed May 07, 2008 at 04:18:25 AM EDT
I was going to write this as a response to a blog that was calling for Democratic Unity and once again for Sen. Clinton to quit. But as I began to write the comment I realized that it was more complicated than a simple sentence or two. I doubt if anyone will read this anymore than anything else that I've written here at myDD. With a few exceptions you have shown from the beginning that you don't think this old Southerner counts for much. Here I was looking for representation folks. Here I was looking for answers. And you showed me none.
Now you want me to forgive and forget and happily vote for Sen. Obama? You would call me and other Southern Democrats racist but not call him on his choice of spiritual leaders? Hmmm.
Let's be friends???
Sorry ya'll. But the hypocrisy in this primary has been amazing. I can not over look it.
Ah sure. Let's all join hands and sing, "We are all Democrats now." After this primary? Nope we are not. And that isn't Sen. Clinton's fault. Nope. She just did what she promised her supporters she'd do. Stay in the race until all the folks had a chance to be heard. I admire her for that. No quitter this woman.
I've tried to be balanced in watching the two candidates for Democratic nominee. I really have. It's been difficult to watch. I've asked what the two sides strategy was for the South. And was told we didn't count enough to rate a stategy. I heard some mean thing directed toward southerners. When Mississippi voted in strong numbers for Sen Obama, Democrats came out and said that these were just Republicans in Democrats clothing. I was told that Southern Democrats were just old racists. Yep. Old Racists. Oh basically? I was told my vote didn't count. From the party who stopped a presidential election in 2000 in order for the vote to count. Was told that the Demcratic Party could chose their nominee any dang way they wanted too and they chose to disenfrancise the voters of two states.
Well guess what. During the General Election? My vote very much counts. I can vote for whomever I dang well please too. Just thought you should know. While you are busy telling me I don't count. :o! My vote does too count. :D
Yeppers it sure does.
I'm not trying to attack anyone here. We all are entitled to our beliefs. And I mean no disrespect to anyone here at myDD. I just respectfully disagree with the folks who say every thing is all fine and dandy. It is not.
From the Michigan/Florida dispute? From the constant media barage of she's lost from the beginning? From the constant call from the Obama folks for Sen. Clinton to quit before Super Tuesday! This entire proceedure has been an embarassment. Not easy for Democrats in a majority Republican State. In a state where not only the national vote but also the state offices have trended Republican. And the state is doing VERY WELL under the Republican leadership. Difficult to point to this primary and say, "Let's all Vote Democrat! We'll be better off." After this primary they don't believe that for a minute. And trust me you had the chance to change that in our state. Instead the Democrats in our state were told loud and clear, "Your vote doesn't count." Can you imagine how that plays to Southern Democrats. Who are Democrats by the way. I guess you'll go find one who's fine with it but good luck with a majority..
I'm sorry. Actually better for a Southern Democrat in my state to vote for Senator McCain. Yeppers I said it. Because the Democrats backing Sen. Obama haven't given the Southern Democrat a safe harbor. You didn't in the 2004 election when Sen. John Kerry said he didn't need the south to win. He did. And he lost in the national election. With Republicans and Southern Democrats looking for another choice besides President Bush? With all the negatives coming out about Iraq? You're telling them that you don't need their vote?? What happened to we're all Americans and welcome.
In our state we have more than just lip service involvement with the war in Iraq. In our state there is a significant number of folks fighting in Iraq. They're going to need more than just the lip service support to bring them home that I'm seeing from Sen. Obama. And they're going to need healthcare when they come back. At least I'm pretty sure Sen. McCain will do that. Obama, for all his promises to bring the soldier home soon, well let's just say his actions indicate he'll do otherwise. Neither Senators McCain or Obama will bring the soldier home. At least with McCain, my fellow citizens will get the healthcare and support that they need. They won't from Sen. Obama and he'll be making excuses about it.
Again I am not trying to "pot stir" or be disrespectful to the other bloggers here at myDD. You're probably going to ignore this anyway. Just like you ignored it when Sen. Obama's spiritual leader used the "N" word. A word I consider so offensive that I won't have said in my house. By anyone. Ever. Not even my mama on Mother's Day. And you're on the frontlines of the fight for racial equality? And yet you say it's fine to use that horrid word? Yeah right.
Oh and just so we're all on the same page. Not a wild eyed crazy person here. Not going to go out and vent my flustrations by some stupid act. I'm a grown up. I don't handle my life that way. Instead I exercise my right to free speech.
I just respectfully disagree with you.
Which is more than some folks here have done for me.
Let the ignoring begin. I don't care. I can ignore you too. In the voting booth. Where it counts. I'm just going to say I told you so now. Don't do that normally. But after this primary I earned the right to say it.
Peace and love from ole 12dogs. Woof.ADDED LATER Thanks to the people who took time to respond to this post. Far from being ignored, there were alot of comments. Some were abit cheeky. But most were really good informative comments. I have tried to ask everyone who posted to come back at a future time (maybe this weekend) to continue this discussion. If you have anything for me to read like some posters did. Post in comments and I will definately do my best to read them so as to be prepared for comment. To folk who are just finding this diary posting welcome. I'm out of my DD for the afternoon 5/7/08 But I will certainly try to be back in tonight and certainly during the weekend. If you can be here at a certain time post it in the comments. I will try to organize a group discussion on this issue. Learning alot here. I must say after all the fussing between the Obama and Clinton camps I was just sick of the whole election and frankly ready to be either ignored for this post about McCain or stomped on because of it. But I'm praying really hard that the folks who have stayed and responded to this post will come back and discuss further. Again I'm learning. At least I hope so. I am an old dawg but unlike the canine variety I can learn new tricks. :D Thank you so much. I am sorry that I had to leave so soon. Best regards, Come back, 12 dogs.