Saturday, August 18, 2012

Futility & Politics

This photograph brought to my recollection a perplexing, or perhaps disillusioning, conversation that I had with a lady this week.  It occurred as I called regarding a financial matter.  The lady had asked me a question, and I responded with a negative comment about how the Obama has caused me and the nation hardship and heartache.

The lady immediately responded, saying, “I like Obama.”

I asked her why she likes Obama.  I asked what he has done that she likes.

She could not answer.

I gave a few specific ways in which he has harmed me and our nation.

She became noticeably disengaged and seemingly agitated.  So I let the matter drop and pursued the answers from her that I desired, but she could not sufficiently supply.  Such is the way with banks and credit card companies and telephone carriers and nearly every company today.  The answers that the customer needs are not supplied.  We are simply to accept that the Obama, the government, the corporation, the agency, and Big Brother, is looking out for us.

But Obama supporters are not the end of the matter.  Seeing this video reveals the same concerning the other side:

Here is a group supporting Romney.  The event is reported at Protester spits on Romney supporter in Wisconsin.  Here is a portion of the report from the Post Crecent:

The event featured Wisconsin state Sen. Alberta Darling and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

During Darling’s remarks, the protester, Mary Hoglund, 83, of Appleton, interrupted the event to ask about Republican opposition to Planned Parenthood.

A local Romney supporter began arguing with Hoglund, who then spit in her face. Hoglund was escorted out and received medical attention for a scratch she received on her neck.

Later in the report it says that Mary claims that she was attacked.

She speaks truthfully, but ignores the fact that she attended this rally and attacked the group.  She did not belong at this rally.  She came to cause trouble.  But then, she also came to defend her view that Planned Parenthood is a group that she should defend for their killing of babies in order to make money and grant women the freedom to have sex without taking responsibility for their sexual activities.

I have no respect for this woman and her views.  I consider her to be an accomplice to murder, as an accomplice with Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry.  These I do not respect but oppose vehemently.

Nevertheless, she also was wronged.  The lady on whom she spat, first began to attack her verbally, getting in her face and accosting her and trying to intimidate her.  Both women were in the wrong.

Moreover, Mary was stricken by at least two people.

Which side of this is acting worthily concerning the responsibility of voting?

Finally, after the interloping Mary has been ejected from the premises, the group begins its mindless mantra: Romney!  Romney!  Romney!

In Romney’s political career, what has he actually done to overturn the abortion industry and protect the unborn?  What has he done that sets him apart from the Obama and the so-called progressives?  Yet these women support him as though he were a genuine opponent of what they oppose and a genuine proponent of what they embrace.

In reality, they may be right.  Mindless and meaningless rhetoric seems to be what truly represents the American mindset today.  Just fight to defeat the other side.  The fact that both sides are pushing us into cattle chutes that lead to the same destruction seems to have no place in people’s thinking.  All that seems to matter is to have “our” guy win.

Which of these guys can really be called “our” guy?

What has either of these so-called representatives actually sacrificed on our behalf?  Which has actually gone to battle personally to defend the common citizenry?  In connection with their time of leadership, has the economy improved?  Have they helped to restore any of our Constitutionally guaranteed liberties and freedoms?  Has the USA been protected from unnecessary conflict and war?

What has either of these men done that anyone with a brain and a conscience should say, “He’s OUR guy!”?

Obamney!  Obamney!  Robama!  Robama!   @#$%^@#$%^!

Happy campaigning!

In the meantime, “Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!”


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