Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What is getting under my skin right now...

Yesterday I posted a link to a blog that I wrote during the presidential election.  Looking back over my thoughts I pretty much feel the same way, but feelings resurfaced after watching Palin's speech at the Tea Party convention. I posted a comment on my status on facebook and that sparked a political debate that became interesting because I have friends on all spectrums of political views.
One guy summed up how I felt. I can agree to disagree, but I still think Palin is a moron. I even brought up the question what if Palin were black? Do you think she would be where she is in politics today?  NOPE! Rather you agree or not I do feel how a person runs their home life is a good way they will run their professional life. If a black person in politics had all the same issues that have come up about her they would not be elected by a majority (not talking about black districts...that is another situation). 

As I think about the speech and what she said...I honestly don't remember at this point half the things she said, but I do remember the condescending statements she continue to make. I do remember the arrogance that she continued to portray. I remembered how people continued to applaud her no matter what she says (some Obama supporters do this too...I don't discriminate) I think Proverbs 19:2 (NIV) says it best: It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. Which I think is the majority of the problem. 

I am far from a political expert and honestly....I don't have the time to learn all the inner workings of government and politics. What I do know are the basics of government and what I look to in a leader and the basic policies that I stand firm on. Overall President Barack Obama exemplifies those qualities an I appreciate that. Yes he has made some mistakes and I don't agree with everything he does, but overall I think he is doing a good job. He is thinking and processing what is good for the country and doing what he feels is the best thing to do.

In some ways I want Palin to continue doing what she does, but only if the people who disagree with her go out and vote!! (we get mad, but a lot of "us" don't vote....another topic in itself).  I think the clip for Chris Matthew's sums up my feelings quite well right now!


Unknown said...

Palin is such THE moron!

Ian Black said...

She has no polices at all, she just makes up stuff to say