So I'm typically not an outspoken person when it comes to politics. I don't particularly care for the drama of it all. Nor do I like how fired up people get over the whole thing. But there are times when people just say things that irritate the crap out of me.
To preface this, I am a Republican. But to be honest, I despise the stigma that comes along with either of the political parties. It seems like people in this country are starting to dislike people just because they're Democrat or Republican. Conservative or Liberal. Left or Right. Which is why I always stand in awe when I hear people brag about how "I hit them with the full Democratic ticket" or "I just voted for everything with an "R" next to it." Seriously? As if either party could possibly speak for you on every single issue on every single vote? That's very naive. Perhaps this has always been the case and I'm just now realizing it, but … it feels wrong to me.
It is not the Republican or Democratic party that makes this country great. It is having both parties to balance each other out. I agree with McCain on a some of the issues and I agree with Obama on some of the issues. The only person who is going to agree with me 100% of the time on all the issues … is me.
It shouldn't be hard to understand that one party goes off to do it's thing for 4 to 8 years and people get tired of it and they elect another party to go back the other way. It's a balancing act. Each party plays its role in this country and that is what empowers the people, not the government, to make this country the best country in the world.
One of the things I keep hearing from the Republicans now is, "I don't want to give my money away to people who don't deserve it." and then immediately a Democrat will retort with "That is the most selfish thing I have ever heard. I would gladly give money to anyone less fortunate than me!" To which I reply … what a load of horse shit. And if it isn't … please feel free to deposit $100 in to my PayPal account (bryansray [at] gmail [dot] com), because I have credit cards that I need to get paid off.
So the next person I hear say, "I can't believe you wouldn't want to give your money to those who are less fortunate than yourself." I'm going to stab you in the jaw. I will meet you somewhere and stab you in the jaw. There won't be too many of us out there. Just look for the guy stabbing jaws. Come up, say hello, and I will stab you in the jaw.
The thing I keep hearing from Republicans is that "Obama is the Anti-Christ! He's going to totally destroy this country." Come on now. Get off it. I might not agree with a lot of Obama's policies. I might not think that Obama is the best person for the job. But the Anti-Christ? Hardly. Contrary to what rumors say … He's not going to drive this country in to the ground. He's not going to hand it over to terrorist on a silver platter. He's not going to start placing 666 on people and sacrificing chickens on an alter.
How do I know this? Because, regardless of who is in office, Republican or Democrat … the American people are resilient. We're not as dumb as the media would have us believe. If we get attacked by some other country. You better believe that something in some foreign country is going to get blown up. That's what we do. That's what we're good at.
So … to end this. I'm just going to say congratulations, Barack. Lets see what you can do!