Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Political Divisions

I kind of hate politics across the board but it seems to me the divisions between the so called liberals and conservatives have gotten worse in recent years. As well, both sides tend to campaign based on making their opponent look bad rather than making themselves look good, maybe because there's nothing good to be said about any of them. 
I can't stand the ultra-conservative side, who tend to drag fundamentalist Christianist beliefs into everything, opposing same sex marriage because according to their interpretation of their (heavily edited) Buy-bull, "homosexuality is a sin." Some of them oppose abortion even in cases of rape and incest, and cry that anyone who is pro choice is "pro abortion." I am pro-choice, but I actually dislike the idea of abortion. However, I believe that it must remain legal and should be a safe procedure. There are ethical concerns and there need to be strict controls, both to allow women to receive full, unbiased information regarding their reproductive options and to protect viable fetuses from potentially unethically performed, later term abortions. 
As to the candidates, the current reigning queen of the Conservatives, Sarah Palin, is a fucking idiot, and if she were elected to the U.S. presidency in 2012 I would have no choice but to believe that the Mayan doomsday prophecy was true. But don't take my word for it. Click the link to read some full-on Palin wisdumb.
On the other hand, I am massively disappointed in the reigning Liberal king Barack Obama, whom I helped put in office. Not because he didn't magically fix the economy, but because he is so busy trying to make the right wing like him that he is forgetting the promises he made to the people who put him in office. How about repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell--NOW! Also, he wasn't very quick on actually going to visit the Gulf Spill site. Disappointed, Mr. Obama. Very disappointed indeed.
Politics stinks. Period.