Wednesday, November 5, 2008

last night's blog post

Most of you probably didn't have a chance to read it, but I blogged last night about the election and how I was hopeful about Obama and how I was proud to be an American. I deleted the post this morning. Not because I don't support Obama anymore or because I am any less disgusted with all the nasty anti-Obama emails I have received, but because of the backlash. I'll be honest-there's nothing quite like staring into the eyes of a fervent Utah Republican. You don't know crazy until you've seen the crazy that lurks deep within their souls. So, instead of my tender, joy-filled, happy post of last night, I'm just going to say this . . . 1. One of the great things about being an American is that if something isn't working, you can vote to change it. 2. To quote my Bishop about the election, both candidates are children of our Heavenly Father. 3. Maybe it's a sign that I'm a heathen and going to hell, but I personally don't feel the need to turn this election into some kind of religious crusade and proclaim Obama to be the anti-christ. 4. All of y'all who spent last night determinedly stating how you are going to leave the country now can just go ahead and move along. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

If you didn't get a chance to read my original post and would like to, I would be more than happy to email you a copy. If you feel the need to trash on my political stance, please do it elsewhere. And that's all I have to say about that.


Robert said...

haha! I couldn't agree more with your last point, infact, its my status on facebook.

I seriously can't believe how ignorant some people are on this whole thing

Traci said...

Here's my feeling. I voted for McCain, I wanted him to win. But I couldn't help but feel excited to see a black man as President. It is pretty cool.

I also must say that I distinctly remember Obama speaking at the DNC convention in 2004 (i think it was 2004)...and I thought - wow who is this guy, he is awesome, I would vote for him. Well I didn't vote for him...but he is exciting, energizing. Hopefully, he won't raise my taxes and instead lower them and help our economy.

Another cool thing about Obama...his name is just about the only name my baby can attempt to say....bama bama. haha. ;)

Wendy said...

i completely understand what you are saying here. i voted for mccain. i really like a lot of things that obama said, but his position on a handful of issues left me with no choice (personally) to vote for him. however, i won't be leaving the country nor am i about to bash him either. i am sure he will do the best job he knows how to do and i do think that at some level all politicians want what is best for america.

anyway, they both gave really good speaches last night.

GO USA!!!!

Wendy said...

and one more thing....

how are you? haven't talked to you in a while.

Marianne said...

I'd love to read what you wrote. Send it my way! But I'm sure it's no surprise to you that I voted for McCain. I admit I'm not an Obama fan at all, but I am a fan of the democratic process and sometimes that means you don't win.

Even though I don't think a lot of his ideas will work, I do believe (or at least hope) that he has the good of our country in mind. Again, with a democratic process, you're going to have people that disagree with you and that is what keeps things in check.

The one thing I do hope is that people didn't just vote for Obama because he was black. Personally I don't think the color of your skin should have ANYTHING to do with your voting. It should be about the persons politics. For me, the fact that Obama was black, was not even factored into my decision to vote against him. And quite frankly it sickens me that many people that voted the same way I did, didn't even care what McCain thought or Obama thought, they just made the choice because Obama was black! ARRRR! Okay, I'll try to get down off that soapbox before I go on too much longer.

Anyway, Kim I'm glad you were happy about how things turned out and I feel so blessed that we do have a system that allows us to choose what we personally feel is right.