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.