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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

So this is why

 I wrote this to someone who disagrees with me on everything.  This was mostly about the tea parties and right wing corporate backers.  Good luck to everyone surviving the next couple of weeks.  This isn't my best writing, but this hasn't been my best season either.

 So this is why I believe some of the things I do.....

I didn't think we saw things so differently, but I guess we do.  When I speak to people on the right, and I am sure you know most of my acquaintances and friends are conservative, they feel marginalized by the media and by democratic politicians.  I don't feel there is a difference of opinion as much as there is Global warming which is correct and no discussion.  Abortion with no perimeters and no discussion.  Same sex marriage and no discussion.  The tea party was born because so many people felt powerless.  They banded together to form a party so that they could have a voice.  And what came of it?  Immediately they were branded racist.  Not looked at as though they were trying to shed light on a real concern, which was taxes....they were marginalized.  Because obviously if you disagree with Obama then you were a racist.  In my opinion that is why Obama did so poorly in the first debate, no one has disagreed with him....he isn't used to it, so when pressure is applied he gets petulant and difficult.  And flustered.  The people who love him were so confused after the first debate, how can that be?  He is the most brilliant orator in the world.  He is the smartest man alive.  I will never underestimate him, but I do not think he is the smartest man alive.  I think he genuinely believes government is the answer.  I am all for paying taxes, most people I know have no problem paying taxes...but they are frustrated at what they are paying for.  When you are paying a large amount of money to the government you want your elected officials to be good stewards of that money.  But they aren't.  GM killed me, it was in horrible trouble.  The cars are good ones, I drive GM and I have for 30 years.  But they were no longer able to compete because they pay so much to the unions.  Unreasonable amounts of money.  The company eventually goes into bankruptcy which very few people realize. Most people think Obama saved it...but what he did was take it over and he didn't save the stockholders, they lost everything, but he propped up the unions.   They lost nothing.  I am the middle class, and I pay and pay and pay.  My health insurance has gone up 300 dollars a month, but last week I received 2 preventative care appointments for free, my mammogram is free also and blood work.  I saved 80 dollars for the year, but I spend 3600 dollars more. Thank you Obama care.  It costs almost 100 dollars to fill my car, and I know gas will never go down with Obama at the helm because he hates fossil fuels.  Other countries can drill off of our coasts but we can't.  An endangered fish was the cause of farmers in the central valley of California not being able to have access to water.  That thinking astounds me.  The farmers are the bad guys.  When I was younger we saved the whales, the oceans, the rain forest, really? ...Al Gore makes a movie an inconvenient truth,  my children were forced to watch it and they were graded on it.  If they asked questions (which I have raised them to do) they were made fun of. Their grade depended on it.  That movie has been proven to be filled with half truths....no science can be settled. So who could blame me for being distrustful of green jobs or green anything.  Battery cars don't work - Chevy Volt, enough said.   And every other green industry has been a sham.  I have been involved with water reclamation in Las Vegas, all government did was fight me on it, and not one "green" person ever got involved.....I am conservative and I am accused of being a part of the flat earth society because of it.  Conservatives are accused of not caring about poor people, yet red states routinely give more in charities than blue states.  Biden doesn't even believe in charities, and Obama only gave a significant percentage lately.  Romney has always given 10 per cent or more of his money.  Always.  I understand that we are very far from each other in our beliefs, I just wanted you to know why.  I am weary of being labeled  narrow minded and racist.  I am a good neighbor, I volunteer hundreds of hours of my time every year, I give over 10 per cent of my increase, I have raised great kids who are not a drain on the economy. The left has plenty of contributors, George Soros for one, highly partisan left wing backers are behind Moveon.org and Center for American progress.  Those are huge opinion shifters.  I know they are "non profit" but come one.  And Hollywood?  If an actor doesn't tow the line for Obama they are vilified.  And how many millions come from Hollywood for Obama?  Any Hollywood money going to Romney? They have glamorous, cool fund raisers. Want to know what NBC talked about this morning?  at the beginning of the show?  That Paul Ryan washed dishes at a soup kitchen that were already clean, and the scandal that has now incurred.   Nothing about Libya.....and now Hillary is taking the blame for Benghazi.  I enjoy politics, I majored in it....but this has been a tiresome tit for tat.  A stream of "gotcha's".  I still think the country is getting a divorce and Obama and Romney are fighting over the children.  Thank you for reading.

11 comments:

  1. You wrote this for me, didn't you? ;) without even knowing it... and for many of my friends and family--I hope your friend will read the 'whys' of how you think and the reasons why you do what you do.
    I would love to share this all over the place...facaebook, my site- pretty much everywhere.

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  2. I was able to read this as Sheila (Pedaling) linked it up on facebook. Well written. I DO NOT have a political mind and living now in Canada I am not totally surrounded by this election. But, I'll be soooo glad when it is over.
    I watch the debates. I just get so frustrated. Never knowing who to believe.

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  3. I think this was very well thought out and extremely well written. I couldn't agree more. It's all very frustrating, this complete lack of give and take, and no respect for a differing opinion.

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  4. It's time for a change. I "hope" we get it.

    =)

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  5. Saw this because of Pedaling posting on FB as well! Loved it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Wish I could just copy and paste some of this to my FB page! HA! Good job!

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  6. hi donna, i came here via tammy's blog. you have articulated so clearly a few of obama's failings as a leader. it makes sense to anyone who might stop to seriously consider the future. we can't afford another 4 years under a man who believes the government is the answer to every challenge we face as a nation. thank you for saying what many of us are feeling. great post! :)

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  7. You go girl! Most people I know would have said those very same things. Extreme frustration is alive and well in Kansas. Every day I hear more and more citizens in our community venting about how ineffective our leaders are. I hope a man with integrity can bring about the change the country is clamoring for. It doesn't seem to matter what side of the aisle you are on, people are must plain mad. Obama destroyed almost an entire industry in our area. Wichita is the home of many aircraft manufacturers. Beechcraft, Cessna, Boeing, Spirit Aerosystems, Bombardier, Airbus..... When Obama made his comment about executives being insensitive by flying their corporate jets around... Well, the small jet companies suffered massive layoffs because all of the sudden, to appease our mighty leader, business leaders decided not to buy corporate planes anymore. It devastated our work force, hundreds and hundreds of people lost their jobs and several of the aircraft plants are in very precarious situations. Will they be able to come back? Who knows. Many highly skilled workers lost their jobs and are still out there looking for work. Thank you Mr. President. Ironic, don't you think, when every time he steps on Air Force One for one of his "trips" it costs several hunderd thousand dollars just to put that plane in the air. Pretty nice private plane, don't you think? Thanks for letting me vent. :-)

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