Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Obama: Patriot’s Choice

“Did you hear Doug likes Obama?” says co-worker Josh yesterday afternoon.

“No way.”

Doug is old-school tough. He was a trader in the bond pit at the Chicago Board of Trade for 20 years. He’s all about the bottom line. And he’s a Republican.

“Yes,” Josh continues. “Doug says Obama might not be good for him personally, but he’ll be good for the country.”

That’s right.

Not necessarily what’s good for Doug, but what’s good for the country.

Isn’t that wonderful?

When was the last time you heard someone outside the military say that?

For most of us, voting is personal. I’m a fiscal-conservative, social-liberal, pro-choice, anti-tax Libertarian. And under normal circumstances you could expect me to vote that way because I’m an American, goddammit, and it’s all about what matters to ME.

But wherever you stand on the issues you have to admit this country is seriously broken. Broken by years of reckless corruption in Washington. Broken by traitorous politicians and lobbyists who have used the system and used the American people for nothing -- nothing but financial gain.

You may not agree with everything that he stands for, but you can believe that Obama is standing up to make a difference.

“Right. He says he’s for CHANGE. Every candidate says they’re for CHANGE. What the HELL does that MEAN?” screams Dilf, my friend to the north.

Dilf is right. He's whiny. But he’s right.

Change is ambiguous. Change could be good. Or it could be bad. We just don’t know.

But making a difference? That means something. It means positive change. And I believe Obama is about making a difference.

I don’t agree with him on everything. But I believe he is the best choice for our country right now.
And of course Hillary cried yesterday.

She cried. Campaigning.

Not upon hearing the tragic story of a cancer survivor hoping for healthcare reform. Not after listening to a military mom talk about losing her only son in Iraq.


Hillary cried because all of this campaigning is JUST SO HARD. And she CARES SO MUCH.

She didn't cry for someone else. She cried for herself.

Could you see McCain pulling something like that?

We all know why she did it. She’s got a personality problem.

And wouldn’t you love to know who convinced her that crying on the campaign trail was a good idea?

“Listen, Hill,” he starts.

Somehow I know it was a man. A weak-minded, needs-his-mommy man. No red-blooded American chick in her right mind would recommend something like that.

“People need to connect with you like they have with Obama. You’ve gotta show more of the real you.”

“What do you want me to do? Take a dump on national television?” she replies with a smirk.

“Well, no, but maybe if you cried a little people might think you’re actually human and not the Ice Queen from Planet Crotch.”
“C’mon, Hedy. You don’t know who the hell you want for president.”

Up until yesterday I didn’t.

Because I was thinking too much about what’s best for me and not enough about what’s best for the country.

We need to be inspired. We need to believe in our country again. We need true leadership.

Obama is the patriot’s choice. He is my choice.
I am listening to: The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
I am reading: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
And I am: Relaxed


msmoo1 said...

Not in my usual rhyming mode, but here goes..

A friend of mine shared with me that his father raised him following the five “F’s” of life – Faith, Family, Finance, Fitness and Friends.

So far, it has been working great for him. He is raising two well mannered, respectful kids – while living within his means and providing for his family.

Find me a candidate that shares most of those views, lives them and can get us on board that train and I will be FIRST IN LINE to vote for her/him.

a whim

the dilf said...

$100 says Doug doesn't vote for Obama! He's completely full of sh*t! He's in his office right now, laughing at all of you, who actually believed him. And that includes you Hedy.

taxman said...

Dilf will remain outside the tent as a large percentage of U.S. citizens participate in an old fashioned revival meeting. I'll be inside the tent but I might be poking fun at those who are waving their arms in the air and speaking in tongues. C'mon inside Dilf; Hedy, Doug and the gang are all here.

molly gras said...

Speaking in tongues, eh? Usually that type of revival includes the handling of a poisonous serpent or two.

And here I was kinda hoping we wouldn't have to be reminded of that particular political cliche?!

But then again, to confuse a serpent with a politician seems terribly appropriate.