I wasn't going to blog about this, because... political blogging is just not my thing. But I can connect this to writing, watch:
I had hoped the end of Mad King George's reign would mean an end to the erosion of human rights, freedoms, and honor in our country's politics. Well, hell, it's not like I have high standards when it comes to politics. I didn't even mind so much about the blowjob of Clinton. After Mad King George's reign, it doesn't even seem that embarrassing. But this takes the cake. No, the waterboarding took the cake, although I will admit it took me at least a year to come to a firm decision on the issue.
I did not start out an Obama supporter. The health care issue is important to me, and I preferred Hilary's plan to Obama's.
I mean, all civilized countries have health care except us.
Maybe I'm being too optimistic to call us civilized.
But I'm a good sport. Obama won, cool, and I agreed with him well enough to vote for him.
The past few days, I've felt just sick to my stomach. Right now, I feel like crying.
I don't at all like the direction this country has gone in the past eight years. I had hoped the end of Mad King George's reign would mean an end to that direction. But Obama has made me sick to my stomach, just sick to my stomach.
Honor and integrity. What I wouldn't give for a smart man of honor whose politics I generally agree with. Not voting for Obama is a vote for McCain. Still. I may just be writing someone else's name in. Even if Hilary becomes VP.
I know my fault is idealism. But it's clear this country is craving some ideals. I hope we find some.
You know how the popular writing advice says to write the book you can write, don't write to the market? Well. Obama writing to the market is not going to sway McCain supporters; McCain IS that market. Obama writing to the market is just going alienate Obama supporters.
I'm pretty sure the terrorists have just won. I am disgusted.
I know voting is often voting for the least worst. But I had really hoped it wouldn't come to that, just this once.
I wonder what's going to happen in the last few months of Bush's reign. Can't wait to see. Joy, joy. History in the making: a study in a tyrant's endgame.
I really don't know where to go from here, so I now return to playing with my computer.