Obama - I'm sorry, I can't NOT Say Anything

I have no business talking American politics. I am and always will be an observer. I used to be a non-partisan observer but I'm not so much anymore. Still, I believe there are both left and right wing nuts. There is an insane fringe element in any group, right? What I know is, politics aside, I like the Obama family. I know. You can't run a country if your only asset is that you're popular

However, I like that Michelle and Barack Obama look genuinely happy to be in each other's company. They seem genuinely in love. Also? Not Morman. Conceivably Obama doesn't even wear underwear, magical or otherwise. This would make him the Commando in Chief. Eh?

I also like how down to earth and approachable he (and they) are.

6'3", 260 pound republican bear hugs the president
Maybe it's acting. Who can know for sure? But he's out there touching people and smiling. Maybe they sterilize their bodies afterward, hell who wouldn't, but at least they don't grimace and look like they're holding their breath.

Regardless of political agendas, can you see Romney doing this? Comfortably? Looking like it's natural? You know he can't.

Below is video seen by over a million people. In this video, the audience has learned Obama was re-elected and The Obama's are thanking their supporters. But they are surrounded by audience on all sides. Sasha notices a large portion of the audience cheering behind them and suggests to her dad to look behind him. He does.

It was the right thing to do, both her suggesting he thank everyone and him accepting and acting on this suggestion. Michelle gives her daughter a "well done" pat on the shoulder. This was a family moment, unrehearsed and unplanned, and caught on film.

I'm Canadian. I live in a socialist democracy. It is far from perfect but the least of us has access to basic health care and food as a right, not a privilege.  

I live very close to Calgary, Alberta, a cosmopolitan city in a province known as "Canada's Texas" both for our oil and our perceived redneck mentality. Calgary's mayor is Naheed Nenshi, he is Muslim, was the Grand Marshall in this year's Gay Pride Parade and he has shredded the stereotypes. He is running for a second term and at this point he is a shoe-in based on his record of accomplishments and the respect he has earned. He could easily segue into a federal leadership post and I kind of hope he does.

For the last several months I have had to listen to bullshit campaigning by the Republican party cramming asshole propaganda down the throats of the sheeple who willingly swallow it. Socialist = Communist. Wrong. Obama is a Muslim. So what.

Grow a brain cell, you people.

Crabbie posted a website on facebook  - White People Mourning Romney - and I have had the best laughs looking at the photos of disappointed Republicans as they react to the news - or worse, tweeted about it! - that their candidate lost. As I mentioned, I support neither party but Romney's supporters are dumb as dirt. I'm sure Obama has his share of dumb as dirt supporters but his aren't all scared that a communist Muslim is ruining their country. Romeny's supporters are dumbing down the population.

The president of Australia, you idiot, is Julia Gillard. Female. And an atheist.

Hey, Romney supporter, what about moving to Canada, assuming you could find Canada on a map. Aww...that wouldn't work either because in a recent poll 86% of Canadians would vote for Obama and 90% believed he was going to be voted in for a second term. See...because he's preaching to the converted with us socialist democrats.

Yeah, praying will help, because god loves idiots

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney leaves the podium after commenting on the killing of US consular officials in Benghazi, Libya, 12 September 2012.[ Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP]

A person commenting on the above photo and article said: "Why be an apologist? Four Americans died last night and Mitt Romney was smiling because he thought he had used their deaths to political advantage..." Then he called him a ghoul. Sure, it was a bad moment, explained away by supporters and exploited by the other half two thirds. I'll give him that, but it supports an 'out of touch with reality' pattern of behavior that is well established.

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." -Mitt Romney, in leaked comments from a fundraiser in May 2012

Let's take a look at something here:

Hmmm looks like 47% of the people who need
Obama's healthcare reforms the most DIDN'T vote for him

I have friends who are Republican and intelligent, reasonable people. I even know some Mormans who are reasonable people...wait...no I don't. I'm sure there are some though.

After saying that, I'm going to make a simplified, sweeping, generalization and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but keep it nice. Obama hopes to enact a socialized healthcare system which would benefit those whose income or job description do not allow for health benefits or affordable insurance. Where would most of the population who would qualify for such a program live? Yes, everywhere, but where are the poorest states and what colour are they on this map? Who are the ones Romney would have cut OUT of the programs? Exactly. "It's called the White House for a reason*"???? Idiots.

*I found that reading this article at Cracked Magazine


iambriezy said...

Frimmy...will you gay marry me?

Noelle said...

It is quite embarrassing really.

Time to make lemon-aide Chicken little.

Unknown said...

Fortunately, I do know a couple of intelligent, fact seeking Mormons, in my family, who voted Obama. Pro choice, pro health-care for all, progressive Mormons. Kind of an oxymoron, right? and fortunately, my liberal, progressive, pro choice Mormon cousin works in media as a journalist, BYU graduate. Him and his sister both born and raised by my liberal Mormon bishop uncle. They get flack almost every day by their fellow Mormon people for speaking their mind and thinking with their brains. I am glad both my uncle and my cousin have the responsibility of leadership in their communities, and that my uncle is well respected by people attending his services every Sunday, and neither go around saying "I'll pray for you" lightly. It's minds like theirs that are needed to balance religion and reason. makes me think there's hope for these people, even one person at a time.

Angie said...

I enjoyed this post very much. I've mentioned before and I'll say it again...I may be a registered Republican, but I ALWAYS vote the guy I feel will do the best job and this time, that guy was Obama.

Frimmy said...

Nice to have your input Meissa. I know every group has a fringe but that means it also has moderate members as well. I also knew that just because I haven't met any, there had to be reasonable, thinking Mormans.

The guy in the photo bear-hugging the president is also a registered Republican but says he votes with his heart. He explained he voted for Obama the first time around and at the time of the photo + article said he would be voting for him again. Where possible I tried to differentiate between "Republican" and "Romney follower". Because there IS a difference.

Briezy, yes, as long as you don't expect any sexy times.

Anonymous said...

I think any Canadian I talked to presumed Obama would win, since we just could not fathom that the USA would vote the OTHER in.

Thank heavens we were right.



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