Thursday, March 20, 2008

I Am Not Political

I don't vote and I have never really felt like the choice between who was running really mattered - until now.

I don't see how anyone who has ever lived with a woman, could want a woman in the white house, and I don't know much about McCain (did I even spell that right?) because every media outlet is focusing solely on the Democratic parties. This situation left me opting for Obama, which is probably what a lot of Americans were deciding.

I have a telecommunications degree, so I know just how slanted news and media in general is, however, I think you can pull away some very valid points from these two videos about Barack Obama (even though they ARE from the same guy):

"Hillary was not a black boy raised in a single parent home..." OR "...his enemies are the rich white man..."

"If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill Him."

I opted to just post the links instead of embedding the videos, so that it wouldn't slow the page down, I hope everyone understands. :-p

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Jillian said...

What does being a woman have to do with anything? I'm not a Hillary supporter, but I'd still like to hear your thoughts.

Cynthia Blue said...

Oh boy are you asking for trouble. ;) I'm a woman, I think a woman would do great in the office... not sure about Hillary, I voted for Obama myself in the primaries. But I am looking forward to seeing a woman as president someday!

Somebodyunfamous said...

@jillian - surely you don't mean "anything," such that there is no difference between a man and a woman, that would just be preposterous. I'll assume (even though you never should) that you meant, how does being a woman affect one's ability to function as president, to which I would respond, "The social and physical differences between women and men are easily recognizable and have been well documented. Although women and men have become much more similar since the founding of the country, I don't believe they have gotten to a point that one could carry out the responsibilities of president. I feel strongly that the superficial and emotional requirements for being a woman in our society, will be a detriment to any female candidate selected. With the current state of the union, additional detriments are not what our leader needs." Hope that clarifies my thoughts and doesn't make me seem like (too much of) a male chauvinist. Thank you for your question, as I hadn't really thought out so thoroughly, my reasons for my decision, on a conscious level, but had to in order to relay the reasons to you.

@cynthia - I wasn't really expecting any trouble since the statement was partially in jest. Of course, they do say there is some truth behind every "just kidding," and it seems to hold true in this case. I think you took the statement defensively before you had time to let it soak in though. Haven't you lived with a woman before (obviously besides yourself - we are often blind to how others truly view us) who made you really uncomfortable thinking about a woman in the white house (ok, maybe not directly, but if you thought about it hard enough, heh)? I'm just saying... :-p

Thank you for your comments, they are very welcome and I'm ready for more!

Jillian said...

LOL... ok. Thank you for clarifying. Of course I disagree entirely.

I feel strongly that the superficial and emotional requirements for being a woman in our society, will be a detriment to any female candidate selected.

I don't think this is a fair statement as it suggests that every women reacts to these "superficial and emotional requirements" the same way. Hilary may or may not be what this country needs, but I do not think that has anything to do with her being female.

Somebodyunfamous said...

@jillian - do you agree that there are "superficial and emotional requirements for being a woman in our society?" If so, then no matter how she reacts to them, surely you must also agree that they are detriments to fulfilling her duties as president. However, if you don't agree, then...then...then I obviously haven't done my job in convincing you. haha

Either way, I don't think she's right for presidency either, so maybe we will just agree to (partially) disagree. ;)

Jillian said...

LOL. :-P

Oh I definitely agree there are "superficial and emotional requirements for being a woman in our society. But I don't believe that just encompasses women, men face societal pressures as well. I also feel just because these pressures exist, it's unfair to assume that everyone will react the same way. There are plenty of women, and men for that matter, who make terrible leaders, just like there are women and men that do a good job.

An ability to lead and perform under fire, in my opinion, should not be based on sex, it should be based on merit, character, experience, knowledge, education, and several other things not grounded in stereotypes.

Right on, we can agree to partially disagree. That's life and such! Thanks for the "dialogue". 'Twas nice! :-)))

Somebodyunfamous said...

@jillian - "Thanks for the "dialogue". 'Twas nice!"