Friday, September 5, 2008


I’ve done a tiny bit of asking around at work about the presidential campaign and……I’m not quite sure what to think. Several of my female co-workers think the ‘Pubs are just great. Obama’s education, legal work, organizational work, state legislature service and teaching are dismissed out of hand. Granted these gals are about my age, maybe a little younger. They’re at least high school graduates or maybe a little college. But, my cats are more curious about what’s going on in the world

A remark that the changes they’re promising could have been done already is also dismissed out of hand. It’s depressing to say the least. I suspect that the family that owns the company is of a more liberal bent and I have seen a few Obama bumper stickers in the employee lot. Fingers permanently crossed, at least in my mind. With luck, Libertarian Ron Paul may just bleed off enough Republicans who can’t bring themselves to vote for Obama, but can’t stomach the “pit bull with lipstick” either. A girl can hope can’t she?

Speaking of the “pit bull,” there was a letter in the Oregonian this morning from a gal who is a real life community organizer in the Portland metro area. She was not amused at Palin’s crack at Obama’s experience. She help folks with everything from keeping the power on to finding money to make the rent. And, as she put it, “I have to find real money to cover these things, I can’t just print more.” We’ve got a long road ahead of us folks.

I know who I’m voting for in the November but I don’t think I’ll have much luck changing any minds around here. Hell my eighty two year old mother is more up on political issues than this bunch. Lisa, I have to keep reminding myself that the situation at that little bakery in the mall was far more unique than I realized at the time.

In other election news here in Oregon, the ‘Pubs are so bankrupt they couldn’t even field a candidate to oppose Peter DeFazio in the fourth district. He isn’t totally unopposed; there are candidates from the Constitution and Green parties running. And that’s really sad. The system, such as it is only works when there are candidates running from all parties. Granted, if Saint Peter was running as a Republican I’d still think twice about voting for him; just because of the party label.

I think that’s what’s happened in Oregon. A lot of new voters are registering as Independents and I suspect that more than a few Republicans are simply leaving the party and doing the same thing.


dsonney01 said...

It's too much trouble to switch right now but that doesn't mean I have to vote Republican! I've caught some great discussions, debates, opinions- and yes, rants here in J-land! aven't had this much fun since LBJ! Dannelle

rdautumnsage said...

With the upcoming presidency I find it rather small minded that these women wouldn't be more informed of what was up for election....any one of the policies they are offering as you said could of easily been resolved and a solution found already. Was it not, so it could be used as a playing field in this campaign? who knows anymore. In all honesty I wish people had blinders on and didn't base their decisions on Race or gender. It should never in a lifetime be based on those two with the issues we are facing on the table. The only reason McCain chose Palin was because he didn't have any thing up to offer against the race card. Now with the possiblility of a woman VP he played his hand in these theatrics.
Personally I've never been a racist in any form or had any problem with a woman doing a mans's the whole mockery this campaign has made of everything. The issues should be upfront and they are not....

My personal feelings about Palin would never allow me to vote in that direction. The woman supports aerial hunting against wolves. If someone hunts at least make it on a level playing field. That alone tells me what kind of woman she is, she obviously doesn't play on a level field at all. (Hugs)Indigo