Politics, Gender, & Race
I don’t often talk about politics, mostly because I know the kind of conversations that usually come after it. They’re generally not good. However, I feel compelled to say something.
PEOPLE THAT VOTE FOR SOMEONE BASED SOLELY ON THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN OR THEIR PARTICULAR GENDER REALLY PISS ME OFF.
I know way too many people who were voting for Hillary Clinton just because that person happened to have a pair of breasts. I know too many people who are voting for Barack Obama merely because his skin color is not the normal color for a US politician. That just irritates the crap out of me, and makes me feel that they don’t take their politics seriously. Now I’m no political expert, but I do take my vote a little more seriously. You won’t see me jumping up and down in the aisles, saying “Look – there’s an overweight white guy – I’M VOTING FOR HIM BECAUSE HE’S JUST LIKE ME!” If you base your vote solely on a person’s gender, or their skin color, than I think your vote should not count. Take it seriously, people.
Now if someone likes Obama, or McCain, or Sarah Palin, or Joe Biden, or any of the other fringe candidates who will get like 500 votes tops nationwide, I don’t have a problem with that. Provided you like them for some reason like “I like their policies”, or even “I don’t want to vote Republican”. I’m OK with that. *NOT* becuse of gender or race. Come on, we’re supposed to be better than that.
Having said all that…