Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Boo! (Sigh.)

Some of you know how it has vexed me this year that, upon entering the kitchen door at my mom and dad's house, I have been greeted by George W. Bush's face, smirking at me from atop my parents' 2008 GOP calendar. Sigh.

I guess it's appropriate that Dick Cheney's visage greeted me on this October visit to Mom and Dad's... because what could be more scary than that? It was all I could do to refrain from shrieking with horror.

I love my mom and dad, and they are smart, goodhearted, hardworking people. That's why their political zeal for the right wing is so frustrating and perplexing to me. They (ahem) religiously defend the Right, even while these monsters stand on their backs and piss on their heads... along with a really big percentage of their fellow working-class, well-meaning American peers.

This is not a political blog. It's a personal blog. But this year, politics is personal. Because I love my parents, I feel it is my responsibility to spur on two or more of my fence-sitting or left-leaning pals to VOTE FOR OBAMA and to VOTE NOW. (Why two or more? To cancel out or exceed my parents' votes, which will surely be for the McCain/Palin ticket.)

All of our lives will be better with Obama as president--even the lives of those (like my mom and dad) who fiercely oppose him.
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Tricia said...

I totally get what you are saying here. I have been biting my tongue about the election around my whole family to avoid a big ugly scene! :)

writermom said...

Well, at least his picture is properly placed on their calendar. October is that time of year for the "boogeyman" and things that go bump in the night. Scary, indeed.

Barack the Vote, Baby!

mark said...



What I want to know is, is McCain going to finally and gloriously succumb to this base pandering to the LCD of the Republican party with a terrific meltdown in the next couple weeks, or is he going to go out like a man, clinging to what's left of his claim of honor? Show us what you got, Mav.

Anonymous said...

What could be more scary than Dick Cheney.... try Elisabeth Hasselbeck!

Ms. Mayhem said...

I love your conviction to politics, but mostly to life :) And the pic made me smile.