American Election...

Posted by: Andee / Category: , , , ,


Well, another American election has come and gone. Soon, the signs that litter homes and businesses will end up in recycling (hopefully not the landfill), negative campaign ads will stop trying to convince us that so-and-so is bestest friends with a terrorist or that same sex marriage would force schools to teach sex in kindergarten, and maybe... just maybe... Elizabeth Hasslebeck might just slow down on the religious conservative crap that comes out of her mouth on The View. Although, it is quite amusing when Barbara Walters looks at her and says, "Do you believe everything the republicans tell you?" It makes for good television.

Obama wins! I am glad Obama won. I want our troops home, and I want to stop wondering if the economy will be better. I want change, and we should get it. It wont happen right away, but it will happen.

Today was interesting at work. All the republican co-workers were pouting and making jokes like, "They won't call it the white house any more... they will call it the first crib!" I went out of my way to make sure they knew I was not smiling. I am sick of the constant comments about how democrats are ruining the country and how "Obama is Satan in disguise!" One of these days I am going to lose my temper, and it ain't gonna be pretty.

Proposition 8 passed in California and I am broken hearted. When I checked the internet and read that, I could have cried... and I almost did. It saddens me that those ads the church put out with tons of lies got them the results they wished for.

My heart hurts.

Andee


6 comments:

  1. Demand More Says:

    I cried out of happiness that Obama won. Then this morning I cried out of saddness and frustration over Prop 8. I hope that this issue will go to the courts and be over turned yet again. I don't think it is right for states to have discriminating law when it comes to who can marry
    and who can't. 28 years ago inter racial couples couldn't marry. The "reasons" were the exact same as the ones for Prop 8. The church ran the same campaign then.

    I am so sickened by the fact that I was once mormon and one of them. Im also sick knowing that my brother in law is sying that God answers prayers because Prop 8 passed. :(

    On to better new, Holidays, here we come!

  1. Mere Says:

    I cried last night about Prop 8. I fell asleep crying, I woke up crying. I cried all morning.

    I am so disappointed and disgusted in my state. We vote for Obama, we shoot down abortion restrictions, we give egg-laying chickens room to walk around. And we make discrimination a part of our Constitution. I have never, ever, felt less proud to be a Californian.

    I cannot and will not forget the Mormon church's role in this. What a despicable and insidious organization! God does not hate; Jesus taught inclusiveness- these are not Mormon traits. Lies, manipulation, guilt and fear; these are the traits of Smith's initial lies and these are the traits of the modern Mormon church.

  1. [kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] Says:

    Your co-workers sound really racist.

  1. Andee Says:

    Craig,

    They *are* racist, but they would never admit it. They don't think the comments they make are a big deal. It's insane.

    Andee

  1. Will and Jessi Says:

    Don't give up hope about Prop 8! It might be a long (or hopefully short) battle, but we WILL gain equality for all members of society.

  1. Andee Says:

    I haven't given up hope at all! There are tons of things in the works for this, it will not go away.

    I won't give up until everyone is treated equally.

    Why is that so hard to understand? Ugh!!

    Thank you for the comments :)