Thursday, August 21, 2008

Going Political


I don't know about you, but this election is an especially agonizing one for me.  I am completely stressed out about it.  Up until just a couple of days ago, I was very much at peace and pleased with my decision to vote third party for president.

Quite frankly, I cannot abide John McCain.  There is just something a little weaselly and disingenuous about him. Politically speaking, there are so many levels at which I don't agree with him.  He claims to have a 100% pro-life voting record but if you check his record at NRLC you'll find that claim is a misrepresentation (a nicer word for LIE).  

I wouldn't even consider voting for Obama.  He and I do not even live in the same universe. The information flooding the blogosphere about him via Jill Stanek, his Saddleback Forum performance, and the NRLC really turns my stomach.  And then there is the promise he has made to Planned Parenthood to overturn every piece of anti-abortion legislation by enacting NARAL's Freedom of Choice Act.  To think, all the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears of pro-life groups and legislators being flushed down the toilet by this utter megalomaniac.  It's enough to make my blood boil.

So, I am left with these choices: A) vote third party for a candidate I can agree with on most issues. In essence, "throw away" my vote as a statement against the two party system and the miserable candidates they have pushed forward; or B) vote for McCain hoping my one little vote prevents Obama from being elected.  I cannot believe I am actually considering voting for the "lesser of two evils", but I am worried that I might have a moral obligation to vote for McCain. It makes me sick and literally brought me to tears on my walk this morning, as I was thinking about this absurdity.  This would be so easy if Sardonic or Wingnut were running for president (and actually had a hope of beating Obama). What's a Catholic, pro-life, mom to do? I guess, get on her knees and pray hard for guidance.

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5 comments:

Subvet said...

You very neatly capture my own feelings on this topic. I've linked to your post from my own blog, nice going.

Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Voting third party is not throwing away your vote.

Mau said...

Paul,
I honestly agree with you. I was just using a phrase oft heard on Sean Hannity. What I am struggling with is, do I vote for McCain because Obama is so incredibly evil and I don't want to help him into the White House, or do I vote for a third party candidate I truly agree with and send that message to the RNC I so desperately want to send (You can't keep putting up these tepid, insincere, politicians and expect to win my vote!)

MightyMom said...

I'm going with voting for McCain....it's more voting against Obama. But frankly, McCain (I expect) will carry Texas regardless of what I do at the polls.

McCain isn't the shining light in the wilderness, but Obama is scary...freaky scary. And remember, Jacob (who became father of all Israel) was a cheating scoundrel. If God can use a man such as that I have hope for McCain.

cooljets said...

Vote 3rd party. It's not throwing away your vote, voting for the lesser of 2 evils is.