Yay! It’s election day!

I am REALLY glad election day is here. Like most everyone, I’m sick of the ads, but more importantly, my husband has been doing some serious brainwashing of our kids.

Filling them full of FOX News mumbo-jumbo. Barack is a secret Muslim. He’s a Socialist. He’ll raise our taxes. We’ll get bombed. He’ll open the borders and we’ll be overrun. ETC, ETC, ETC.

It’s been driving me batshit crazy.

For one, I would like to think that my husband would be smarter than that. That he wouldn’t stoop to mindless rhetoric and propaganda.

Two, how does he think the presidency works, if he thinks Obama can make huge strides in changing the fabric of the nation in a mere four (to eight?) years?

Has he not heard of checks and balances? Congress? The judiciary?

Furthermore, isn’t a focus on ideological differences enough? Why the name calling and blatant lies?
It really is sickening.

Overall, I try to elevate the debate by sticking to issues, such as health care reform. (Okay, Pallin has made that a bit more difficult!)

For example, McCain’s plan to tax health care benefits is awful.
I haven’t heard many Republicans defend it and it seems like McCain rarely mentions it. (Um, because it’s awful?)

The selection of running mates is another issue. McCain’s selection shows a clear lack of judgment. He put his candidacy above the future welfare of the country. A friend justifies that choice, believing that the Republican Party may have made him choose Palin.

That makes me really ponder, would that be bettter, or worse? The upper echelons of the Republican Party all exhibiting poor decision making and being in command of McCain? Or McCain being the bridezilla who is all about the wedding (campaign) and forgetting about the importance of the marriage (presidential term)?

After hearing my husband using extreme anti-Obama hyperbole yesterday I asked him to make me a list of all the things he has been telling the kids will happen if Barack becomes president. I figure the list will be handy over the next few years in refuting the detritus they have been spoonfed by their father.

Here it is, in his own words:
top 10 things to look for under an BO administration…
1.Skyrocketing energy prices, predicted it himself
2. skyrocketing health care costs.
3. skyrocketing business flight from the US
4. Skyrocketing unemployment/lay-offs
5. Skyrocketing illegal immigration
6. Defense budget cuts, plummeting enlistment and weakened national security
7. limits on free speech/conservative talk radio; fairness doctrine
8. resurgence of terrorist activity both domestestic (sic) and abroad
9. destruction of the nation of isreal (sic)
10. nuclear weapon use

My response to him:
Hmm… most of that list should be under the heading “What happened during Bush’s presidency.”

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7 Responses to “Yay! It’s election day!”

  1. Katie Says:

    Bravo!

  2. steenky bee (jenboglass) Says:

    Okay, so you said “batshit”. This is one of my favorite words, ever. Second only to asshat. THEN, I saw that you have a hand-drawn picture of a liger below. How I have never found you before is beyond me. I am taking you and lovingly carrying you over to my reader then placing you gently in it.

  3. idonotknowme Says:

    Your husband sounds very reasonable and rational to me, how’d he end up with a kook fringe person like you?? 🙂 Seriously, keep that list around, I expect it will be more accurate than you think.

  4. jenjw4 Says:

    Steenky,
    Thanks so much! I love your blog, btw. Oh, and somehow I now find the term “douche bag” just so apt in many occasions. It’s a phrase I would have been embarrassed to use when I was younger.
    I do which the term “cuckold” would regain popularity. Not because it’s particularly bad, it just sounds like it is!

    IDNKM,
    Kook Fringe? Wow…. I feel like I’m pretty “middle of the road,” but now maybe I’ll start particpating in marches, burning my bra, etc… all so I can live up to the label. (btw, which is worse, “mommy blogger” or “kook fringe?” Hmm…)
    Jennifer

  5. idonotknowme Says:

    Dwight used cuckold on The Office a couple weeks ago.

  6. Laura Says:

    I wasn’t justifying McCain’s choice, so much as speculating that perhaps it wasn’t as much in his control as it would appear.

  7. Emerge Says:

    Your husband’s rationale was irrational (blame it on Fox News). Do you think maybe he was a lil jealous of Barry?

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