Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dear Obama

I really, really, really resent you right now. You are the democratic nominee and you ran on the slogan of "hope and change." But I have no hope and I'm seeing no change. I'm seeing more of the same old.

What's worse, I'm seeing decisions that are so blatantly stupid that I'm really beginning to fear that you will lose this election in November leaving us with another poverty-ignoring, war-mongering, contraception/abortion denying asshole for the next four years.

Pull it together, dude. This shouldn't be that hard-- Bush's approval rating is tanked and McCain is an extension of Bush's failed policies. So why is McCain beating you in the polls? Why is a huge faction of the democratic party not hyped about you at all?

Because you are pandering. And there is nothing "new" in that. You need to quit pandering. Quit going out and trying to win evangelicals, pro-life votes. They are NEVER ... IN A BILLION YEARS... gonna vote for you. However, the majority of this country is pro choice and we we would love to see a President in the White House who was unabashedly pro-choice.

You have a lot of work to do. And frankly you should work your ass off because there have been A LOT of screw-ups in the last few weeks. Chief among them your INSANE in the membrane pick for VP.

Stop thinking you can EVER win this crowd:

These were the folks that showed up when Obama spoke in ND.

They hate you. They're against ending the war, universal health care and bodily autonomy for women.

YOU SHOULD BE FOR THESE THINGS. And you should be proud of it. But if you bullshit anymore about women needing their pastor or not being able to claim "mental distress" as reason to get a late abortion, or not taking a stand on when life begins you are going to lose votes that should be in your pocket. You are going to lose the election to McCain.

I will vote for you in November. Because I know that realistically it's you or McCain and I can't let McCain win. He is without a doubt, the worse of two evils. But not everyone is going to see it like that. And that's there right. It's your job to go out and get those votes.

The way I see it, your record on choice has its bright spots:
Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
McCain has no bright spots. ZERO.

However, I don't want to go into this thinking "lesser of two evils." I want to be proud of you, knowing that you stepped up to the plate for us, for progressive values. And you didn't pander. Because that's going to get you NOTHING but pissed off constituents.



yarrrr said...

Who are you to question Obama?

Ouyangdan said...

I want to want to vote for him. His "bright spots" are not enough.

I was just over on Feministing, and I am so sickened by the amount of people shaming some of us by saying "you have to vote for'll be all your fault if we get stuck w/ McCain!". Or the people just blindly ignoring what a woman hating bag of ass he is.

He is not for us...but for our sake I sure hope he steps up to the plate.

*Not holding my breath*