September 04, 2008
I had to tune in to see her speech because I knew nothing about her. I spent some time after her appearance on stage and did some digging into her votes, views and opinions. The die hard socialists have wasted no time in ripping her to pieces, one only needs to spend a few seconds at huffinton, democratic underground, or daily kos to get an instant picture of what they think of her.
Business as usual, politics never changes. She has been accused of lying, having affairs, attempting to get a state trooper fired, saying her child born in april was hers when in fact it was her daughters, making porn movies, being stupid, mean, and a bitch.
She did back the infamous “bridge to nowhere” until she saw which way the political winds were blowing, she has lobbied Washington for lots of money for Alaska, and she did increase the tax rates in her state. She delivered the speech well. The speech has been labeled as an attack piece, there were jabs at obama and biden, but why not? Come on, minions of these guys accused her of saying that her child was hers so that she wouldn’t have to say that he was her daughter’s. That is why she moved ahead and admitted that her seventeen year old daughter is pregnant. God knows unwed teen pregnancy is unheard of. One of the goons at democratic underground led with the remark, “when teen pregnancy happens in a minority urban area its sad and a reason to end welfare, when it happens to affluent white people it’s a reason to celebrate and worship at the alter of anti-abortion”. What place does this sort of dribble have in politics? None, it doesn’t accomplish a damn thing, but sadly it works. That’s why attack ads are used… They work.
As I have said on multiple occasions, regardless of the rhetorical bullshit that is spouted, the bottom line is the voting record. Go look, spend a few minutes and actually read the voting records of the four people involved in this campaign and use this information to help you decide whom it is you would like to vote for. Me, I will more than likely vote for McCain. I will not vote democrat for personal reasons, ever. The leadership of that party has said things that I, in good faith, will not forgive. I would follow the libertarian party as I agree with most of what they stand for, but the foreign policy issues they put forward stop me from listening to much else they have to say.
Am I a conservative? Not really. I would label myself a pragmatist. More often than not when I look at a situation and consider the options, actions, and possible outcomes – I usually find myself siding with the dreaded right wing nuts… In some cases, in theory only. They preach it, but rarely walk it, as is normally the case in politics.
Where I stand on issues:
Abortion – I think that it should be up to individual states as to the legality of the practice.
I do not like it, it’s used more as a method of birth control for those of us too lazy to take a pill or roll a condom on than for cases of incest or harm to the mother or fetal deformation and quality of life issues. These situations are actually rare, but understood, and should be legal. But at the same time… It is the law of the land and if you want it to be illegal, then work within the system to change the laws, don’t shoot a doctor. I find late term abortions to be pretty sick and don’t mind a ban on them so much. If you can’t figure out that you are pregnant by that time you have more serious problems than not being able to figure out how to sheathe a penis with a rubber balloon, and may just want to consider putting it up for adoption.
Gay marriage - How do two gay people getting married harm the sanctity of my marriage? There are several issues that fall under this one. I am for freedom. I think that you should be able to have whoever you want on your insurance policy regardless of whether they are related to you or not. I think that you should be able to file your taxes jointly with whomever you want to. I think that its up to the individual as to who it is that can visit them in the hospital.
Taxes - NATIONAL RETAIL SALES TAX. ENOUGH SAID. (SEE LINKS SECTION)
2nd Amendment - In favor of it. (see federalist papers for definition of militia) Criminals by nature are cowards, they will not accost someone that will or can kill them, see (Kennesaw Ga.)
Dependency on oil – Is it indeed a fossil fuel? We should drill here, as much as we can. Rebuild our infrastructure to support the growing population, and develop alternative methods such as wind, solar, and biofuels (see veggie van) so that they are realistically affordable to the average citizen.
Border control – Shut it the hell down. Close military bases where they are, relocate them to the border, build a wall, whether real or virtual, and make everyone entering this country do it legally.
Size of Government – It should be about one twentieth of what it is now. The federal government should maintain the military and that’s about it. Everything else should be handled by the individual states.
Term limits – Two terms for every elected official, from local to state to federal. This would get rid of career politicians, the scourge of our wallets. This is why I haven’t remarked on the “experience” argument of either obama or Palin, I am all for a true citizen government.
Sarah Palin seems ok, she has voted for things I do not agree with, but then they all do. I’m sure I will vote their ticket. After all, there seems to be no one running on a platform of issues I agree with completely.