Talking politics

Had a political engagement this evening.

Seeing the McCain commercial, the negative one that bizarrely includes images of Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton in order to disparage Obama as a celebrity that isn’t ready to lead blah blah blah, someone I know commented that Barack had no business meeting with foreign diplomats.

I said that he was a US Senator and I was pretty sure that entitled him to do so.

This was countered with the argument that it was a political ploy.

I wasn’t going to argue with that but I did point out that McCain did challenge Barack go to Iraq, and now he was griping because the trip went well, made Barack look pretty good, in fact. Although I heard reports today that the trip did not help his poll numbers when it comes to whether people think he’d make a good Commander-in_Chief.

Anyway. It was a disagreement to be sure, but a civil one. And the person I was talking to didn’t just say, well, I don’t like him, and then try to argue it is because they are a staunch republican.

I don’t have a problem talking politics with people who disagree with me, but I do have a problem with ignorant people who cannot be bothered to have real reasons for their choices and hide behind flip comments and smug chuckles.


4 responses to “Talking politics

  1. Yeah, I’m not really sure that you and I are in agreement, but perhaps your comment was intended to be ironic. It is difficult to tell since your post is grammatically confusing:

    “…to the point they are logically thinking anymore.”

    What does that mean exactly?

    I’m going to go ahead and guess you were typing too quickly to be coherent. I do it from time to time myself.

    Anyhoo…I’m not really surprised that the you and your ilk are eager to slap Obama with the lable of narcissist. It is an easy moniker to attach to a high profile politician, especially to someone like Obama, who has managed to capture a lot of attention. And rightly so. He’s charismatic, articulate, intelligent, and inspiring.

    One can only assume that labeling him a narcissist or an elitist or whatever the talking point of the hour happens to be is a result of Republicans having such a doddering, befuddled old dud for a candidate.

    McCain’s a good guy. And he may make a good President, though I’m not even closed to being convinced of that. But he is one sad campaigner. His foreign policy is nothing but a continuation for the Bush Administrations. Sure, it maybe watered down or prettied up or whatever but it amounts to the same thing. And, his domestic policy is, well, pretty much nil. The one thing he did have going for him was his independent straight talking but as of late the straight talk express has become the same old Republican go negative play book.

    I get it. He’s become increasingly hysterical, much as Hilary Clinton did during the primary, and that has lead him to believe that he has to go negative, that he cannot win any other way.

    But will it work? That is the question. There is a growing sense that people are sick of this sort of politics. But McCain, having surrounded himself with too many old, white guy cogers, is not likely to understand things from an American electorate that is increasingly more diverse, especially when you factor in the large number of young people showing an interest in politics this election cycle.

    Of course, only time will tell if this country is prepared for bold change or too afraid to to take a chance on anything but the old cynical style of politics.

  2. “white guy cogers”? Are you being racist? Now that wouldn’t be nice would it?

    I will say, however, that I agree with you that there is a large number of young people showing an interest in this election. My college aged daughter was just at a party last nght where the topic of conversation was the upcoming election. Most of these young citizens started out with Obama as their man, but as this summer has progressed, many of them have changed their minds and are looking to vote for McCain.

    And, yes, sometimes my fingers get to moving too fast, I meant “aren’t logically…” But thank you for pointing it out it such an obstinate way.

    Are you not mature enough too blog respectfully?

  3. I don’t know. Can a white guy be racist against another white guy? You tell me.

    Oh. I am so glad that you agree with me on at least one point. Becaue I was, oh, so hoping that you would. I just crave that sort of validations. My self-esteem requires it, you know. So thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Wow. Imagine. Making contact with someone whose college-age daughter and her little group of chattering Millennial cohorts sets the standard for an entire demographic of potential voters in this country. That just makes me so giddy I could pee.

    I love arguments liks “most of these young citzens”. Perhaps you could define most? Do you have some numbers on that? Perhaps you’ve taken a poll. Or are you just going on the natterings of your daughter after one of her funzy little get-togethers.

    Are you sure you fingers are moving too fast? Perhaps they’re just shaking. You know my grandmother had Parkinson and in the early stages that was a symptom. You might want to have that checked out. I’m just saying.

    You think I’m immature. Wow. That hurt here [hand to head] and here [hand over heart]. But I think I’ll get over it and you can bite me here [hand grabbing crotch].

    I save my mature conversation for people who want to have a serious discussion about the issues and not toss off bullshit invectives, such as calling Obama a narcissist like a frat boy jerking off to internet porn or something. Clearly narcissist is your bigotted substitute for black man. Tell your story walking white man. I aint interested.

    PS. The proper usage is “to blog respectfully” not “too blog respectfully.” But then you knew that, didn’t you?

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