Thursday, March 6, 2008
I was feeling kinda down about Hillary winning 3 of 4 primaries on Tuesday. I texted my friend to tell her how I was feeling. Isn't it a shame how antisocial we (texters) have become?
Anyway, during this conversation, I was feeling dejected, hadn't considered Barack's delegate count, and thought it was over for him. Like my other friend said "He ain't dead yet."
Here's how the convo went:
Me: I'm depressed :-(
Me: Cuz Barack fucked up with lying about d secret NAFTA meeting in Canada. I'm voting 4 Nader.
BFF: I never get all caught up in a politician that much cuz they have 2 many people 2 please. I try 2 go 4 d lesser of d evils so 2 speak.
Me: Yeah but I don't think Hill will do a better job than McCain. Nader '08.
BFF: Damn, I dunno. Politics is frustrating. I think this country needs a change. Fuck all the republicans.
Me: I'm not all excited with d dems. They've done jack since taking over d houses. This is y it amazes me how dumb some Americans r. Bipartisanship doesn't work here.
BFF: I think you should still support him (Obama).
Me: 4 what? It's over. TX is a 2 close 2 call & Hill's in d lead by 2 points. PA is going 2 Hill. The gov of PA said d White ppl there aren't ready 4 a Blk pres.
BFF: Ugh I dunno. I think Hillary would do a good job. She plays dirty but I think she reflects my values. McCain wouldn't mind keeping up in Iraq for a 100 more.
Me: But she's not an aggressive legislator. The library of congress substantiates that. At least Nader has American interests @ heart. And she's embroiled in a $17 mil fraud trial in Cali. Chk my blog.
BFF: We'll talk more 2moro. Me sleepy.
Convo continues next day:
BFF: I really think McCain is not the man for the house.
Me: Yeah. The election's draining. I'm gonna stick 2 fluff on Lifetime & Oxygen.
BFF: If people have been rooting for Obama are so mad that Hillary will be the candidate and not vote for her then McCain will win for sure.
Me: I don't know about that. I think many of them will not vote. Also mAnn Coulter and Rush Limbaugh are strategists. They're telling ppl 2 vote 4 Hill so that she can be destroyed by McCain.
BFF: Both of those people are not popular with many. They're hardcore Repubs. I think not voting is gonna happen cuz people will be bitter. I'm excited and hope to see a woman president. I don't love her but like her more and she supports my fundamental rights so I'm for her.
Me: Nader '08.
BFF: He will never win. I wish that Black voters (BFF's White) won't be discouraged and bitter and not vote for her. It's not smart. (BFF is a lesbian and is willing to compromise her own interests if it means voting for a lesser evil.)
Me: So Blk voters should accept the slap in d face that she & Bill levelled? F her. She had Blk voters b4 u'know but she devalued our votes by playing southern strategy. Muslims shouldn't vote 4 her either. Women's rights groups shouldn't vote 4 her. I'm not dying to have a Blk person or a woman in d white house. & she's not an aggressive legislator.
BFF: Politics is dirty. I think people got really wrapped up in in the battle between them. I never like my politicians but she has more of an interest in issues I believe in. McCain is someone I don't want in office. Do you even know what he stands for? He will drag this war on forever.
Me: I know what he stands 4 but she was just as hawkish. That's what really made me dislike her long b4 d race baiting. & I'm not gonna give my vote away 2 billary just cuz mccain's a dirtbag.
BFF: Most politicians are simply trying to get your vote and they do lie. A lot. The point is to never LOVE or get attached too much. They all will at some point neglect us. I vote to see change. I don't vote with heart. I vote with my head. I can't stand to see another 4 years of a Repub era. It needs to stop so I'm voting.
Me: The Clinton yrs weren't that great 4 many americans. & Hill's moderate. Remember that she voted 4 this war 2.
BFF: Yes but she changed her stance. I don't blame her for voting for the war. She realizes now that it was a mistake and wants otherwise. I have a couple of friends that are going to Iraq again. I never thought about it that way but people are really sick of it. Even some Repubs. I wanna vote for someone who will try to speed it up. McCain is not the person. I most certainly rather see her. Anyway whatever man.
Me: Well of course she had 2 change her stance when it became unpopular. Many repubs r against this war. & I blame her. I wish politicians would put up their kids 4 war the way they do americans.
BFF: Whether it's war or environment or teachers pay or civil rights I am way more on her side than his (McCain). And that's that. My vote is going to her.
Me: I rented election from netflix & they said it's just like watching Obama & Billary.
BFF: LOL ha. Fuck I gotta go to class. Talk to you later.
End of convo.
In the last election, I voted for Kerry because he was the lesser evil. I don't wanna waste another vote on a candidate that I don't agree with or believe in. This is my third time voting in a presidential election and I've never been so excited about an election before.
You know, I was going through the motions weeks ago wondering "What if Hillary wins the nomination? What next? Should I vote for her?" I was thinking of being spiteful to the Democratic party and voting for McCain to send a message that they shouldn't counter the interests of the voters by giving Hill the nod. I can't stand leatherface McCain so you can scratch that. I'll vote for Nader or hand in a write-in ballot if Obama loses the nomination.
In the meantime, my other friend and I plan to volunteer for Obama's campaign. I've gotta properly channel my anger and make a difference the best way I can. I wanna do my part and be involved in the most exciting election thus far.