Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:28 PM
As an 'outsider' I will not be voting in this election,however I have been following with interest as the US president does have an immense effect on world politics, and this is a vitally important election in every respect.I am extremely disappointed so far I have to say; no matter how badly the Republicans screw up on important issues, such as the economy and foreign policy, and no matter how low the party satisfaction rate is,people will look for excuses to vote for them.
I have read several pro Republicans accusing Obama of being a socialist,laughable really. Obama is in fact centre right: proposing tax cuts for the majority of workers to help deal with the strain of high oil prices and increasing food costs is not 'far left' as some of the idiots are proposing.If anyone sees this as socialism they are totally deluded as they are for dismissing his proposal for free health care(most 1st world countries don't let their citizens basically die on the street if they can't afford insurance).The Sarah Palin matter is the most laughable of all these sordid tactics the Republicans are employing, mostly because it's working.How blatant can you be? How insulting can you be? And yet due to the stupidity of large sections of the US public they away with it. Apparently it doesn't matter if she doesn't have any policies to help the economy,is "pro life"(no matter what your position on abortion is,it shouldn't be the government who decides on this important issue),plus a whole host of allegations of corruption, none of this matters to them as shes a "pit bull with lipstick". Thats a good enough reason to vote for someone,like f*ck it is! No substance no solutions, just bluster and force.Obama has clearly advocated change on various important issues,Mccain now pretends to, but when you agree with Bush 90% of time you would have to be seriously simple minded to believe him.Lets face the clear facts here; America is still a deeply racist country,not all, but large sections of it.Of course this will have a profound effect on the race and is doing so. I mean 15% of Americans think Obama is a Muslim, FFS thats millions of people. When will people just take a look around and realise what is going on?, America is crying out for change yet some misguided people seem to think there is no problem.Obama hasn't lost this by any means, but the fact this is even close shows just how small minded a hell of a lot of people are in your country.