So with primaries coming up after the first of the year, who do you want in your party. Or rather, don't want. This is kind of a venting style post but would also like thoghts & opinions. I am so tired of both sides, and wish we could abolish a 2 party system.
Truly though, I voted for Obama last time I just can't bring myself to do it again, mainly because I regret it- and was deceived like so many.
Is there REALLY a candidate that fits my criteria? No.
What is that "criteria"? you ask.
# 1- Pro Life- Really why promote killing a child? Grant it, the majority of republicans don't care about babies after they are born (wanting to cut welfare, food stamps, etc...) And at the end of the day whether a baby dies from abortion, or malnutrition, or lack of healthcare a baby is nonetheless dead unfortunately.
# 2 - Pro Gay Rights- What happened to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?" IMO, 2 homosexual couples who live together and love each other, even though I agree it is wrong and sinful according to my Christian beliefs, have a right to do so. The government should not interfere.
# 3 - In favor of national healthcare. I am not certain we need FULLY socialized healthcare. However, it is gearing toward that- and with Obamacare insurance companies are going to be forced to take those that are higher risks such as pre-existing conditions etc. This in turn will cause the companies to go bankrupt and at the end of the day what do you have? NHS. As one who is married to a UK citizen, who tells me NHS is not that bad- I am inclined if it works for Massachusetts it can work for the US. (Yay Romney)
# 4 -Does not want to cut social programs- Reference number 1. Some people are UNABLE TO WORK.. due to disability and this is the reality of life- so why do we have republicans convinced everyone can work if they just put their mind to it, it just appalls me.
# 5 Will cut defense spending immensely- Why are we still sending troops overseas? Why are we repairing bridges and roads in Iraq when we won't fix our own?
Finally, to quote a couple of favorite authors & politicians & commentators of mine- Tony Campolo (who BTW would be my choice for 2012 President- if he was running:
But I contend that if we're providing total medical coverage for every man, woman, and child in Iraq, shouldn't we at least be doing the same thing for every man, woman, and child in the United States?
“If this is going to be a Christian Nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition, then just admit we don’t want to do it– Colbert