Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Day 168: The Election

Today I will be straying from my typical school news to blog a bit about politics.

It's been terribly interesting to be in the South for this election. I come from liberal locations. California, liberal. New York City, super freaking liberal. North Carolina, pretty freaking conservative. It is important to note that many colleges run liberal so even here the Obama supporters are pretty outspoken. However, I can sense and see more conservatives than I ever have in my past.

One of my good friends here is a conservative. And the beauty of our friendship is how much we talk about politics. He sells conservatism and I listen. I rarely hear such comments and thoughts so it's rather refreshing to hear something so different than what I know.

Today, we were sitting in the car and listening to the radio and man, he was pissed. "We're heading towards socialism" and other such comments were uttered. What point we did agree on was GW's legacy. This is what George W. has done for his nation. He screwed up so bad, that he's turning red states blue. Blue! If Obama wins in NC, it'll be the first time the state's been blue in 30 years! That's a generation's worth of time!

I just can't believe it's November 4th. And I was thinking about what must be going on through the candidates' heads today and what will happen to them tomorrow. Whoever wins (and loses), will they rest? Do they have to keep campaigning? They won! (They lost.) It's just insane. And this time, I think the "liberal" media may finally get it right. Obama may very well become our first black president (which almost seems nominal at this point) and a Dem will be in office but this time, it's happening. I was so sure in '04 that Kerry would win (as a result of my location (NYC)) and was fairly shocked he lost. But this time around, GW has pretty much screwed the pooch for his party and this country. That seems to be the only thing the entire country agrees on at this point.

Like most things relating to me, this entry's all over the place but I'm not here to promote or condemn anything. The election has been so present in our lives for the past 18 months that I'm not sure what we're going to do tomorrow. Or next week. Or next month.

I hope you all voted and had an exciting voting experience. Huzzah for implementing your civic duties!


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Is it just me, or are conservatives increasingly talking about socialism like it's the new communism? I don't get it. What's so wrong with socialist policies? It works pretty well for other countries, where, you know, everyone has health care, free education, and other such luxuries. Unlike here, where over 20% of minors live in poverty. And we call ourselves the leaders of the free world, when we can't even find our own shoes?

All I'm saying is, I think more open-mindedness is called for, not less.

Also, you can go ahead and not promote anything, but I'm irate about our country's display of homophobia. There's no acceptable excuse for being a bigot, and moreover enshrining your bigotry in the law.