Obama, at a campaign stop in Las Vegas said the following: Voters can end divisive politics “once and for all” if they elect him to the White House in three days. Me, cynically: Yeah, there won’t be any division because dissent will simply not be tolerated by an Obama regime. Remember what happened to Joe the Plumber for simply asking a question? That wasn’t even dissent. But what’s now known as the “Obama goon squad” went after him like some suspected terrorist.
Ah, yes, Obama the “unifier.” Please someone define divisive, because if Barack Obama isn’t it, then I must have the wrong definition. The most hard-left, liberal Senator we have ever been privileged to have on our Senate? Unifying?
Call me a cynic, but to me it appears that no mere politician—no matter if his or her name is followed by a D or an R—has what it takes to unite the chasm that separates the hard-core lefts and rights, because that chasm isn’t about something as “simple” as one might think. The US is in a full-on culture war. On the big issues, there’s no middle ground. One is either for abortion or against it, for example. One is either committed to upholding our country’s traditional values or one is not.
For myself, most things are pretty black or white. There are very few “grays” in my life. And I still can’t determine if that is a good or a bad thing. But, correct me if I’m wrong, I think more people are like this than not.
I’m so weary of this entire election that I’m conclusively in the “slap-happy” stage. The whole process is starting to take on an ethereal and unreal appearance, characterized by alternate giggling and weepiness on my part. I am, in short, fatigued.
I remain hopeful, however, and find myself feeling rather like the kid who stays up the latest at the slumber party, surrounded by empty Mountain Dew cans with the sudden giddy realization that everyone fell asleep before seeing the awesome and unexpected conclusion of the movie. Things are getting interesting.
I see a lot of the “silent majority” turning out to vote, and many of these people might be “bitter clingers,” hard-working, small business Joes who happen to like the rewards of capitalism, people horrified and revolted by Obama’s abortion-at-all-costs mentality, and immigrants who love and respect America for its opportunities and promise. I see a lot of people turning out to vote against the sort of “change” that a man with such a radical vision for America would bring.
I sincerely hope I’m right.
In the meantime, go cast a vote.