Posts tagged ‘equality’
As you know, we try to stay away from politics as much as possible around here. This is because politics isn’t fun, although a lot of the time it can be funny (such as Mitt Romney’s recent “binder of women” comment, which made me about 150% sure he was actually shopping for Russian hookers). I don’t like talking about anything serious, but I do have a few words to say on the upcoming election, since its been shoved up my ass so far I can’t even walk on a treadmill at the gym without seeing some kind of debate.
Mitt Romney is the lovechild of Lyle Lovett and Sarah Palin. If you vote for him, you are voting for someone who obviously doesn’t really know what the fuck he is talking about. I haven’t even been monitoring his campaign that closely and I have already seen him fumble on his words, make contradictory statements, and offend 47% of the country. Right now we have someone in the White House who is finally following through with the promises he made during his campaign (After 4 years of trying to fix our shit-house economy and keep China from repossessing us). Do you remember the last time a president actually did followed through on a promise? If Mitt Romney is elected, we will end up with someone who didn’t really even make any concrete promises so far, because he has spent so much time backpedaling on the idiotic things that randomly pop out of his mouth.
Barack Obama has been good for the gays. Because of him, DADT was repealed, same sex partners have hospital visitation rights, and same sex marriage has been endorsed by the fucking president, which has never happened before. A lot of people think that we are just talking about gay people in this, but the truth is that Obama is standing up for a minority group. Gays aren’t going to win him the presidential election–we may mobilize, lobby, and add many votes to his numbers, but we are still a minority. The bigger picture is that Obama is standing up for the rights of every American, regardless of orientation.
When Obama first ran for office, I thought : Okay, cool. A black president. That’s never happened before. Now that I have seen him in action, I find myself thinking: Oh, cool. A president that follows through on his promises. That’s more rare than a fucking unicorn.
The United States are supposed to be a world leader, but when it comes to civil rights, there are a lot of countries ahead of us. Despite what anyone says, in 4 years Obama has made progress in a forward direction. Mitt Romney wants to revert back to old policies. Obama wants to move forward with new ones.
Which plan of action makes more sense for one of the most powerful countries in the world?
I’m a pretty selfish person. I really didn’t want to hear this story, mostly because I knew I’d have to give up their spicy chicken sandwich with cheese combo. Since I now have to do the right thing and fight the good fight against chicken. You also have to do the right thing and get screwed.