Welcome, albeit a tad late — you know, life gets in the way sometimes — to this week’s installment of Mothers of Intention. My lovely and talented guest this week? Queen of the Mayhem!
Hey all, Queen of the Mayhem here! I was both shocked and flattered when PM asked me to contribute to her “Mothers of Intention” concept. Seeing as I stick mostly to the nonsense over at the Mayhem…..you may be questioning her judgment after reading my posting! However, never one to back down from a challenge (and after several therapist sessions and mood altering drugs later)…..I decided to join the discussion…no matter how ill prepared I may seem!
You see…..I have a dirty little secret to share……I am both a Republican and a blogger! I know, I know….you thought they only existed in fairy tales (or horror stories….depending on your perspective) but here I am! We are a relatively rare breed….here in the blogosphere….at least in the small “circles” in which I run. Of course, my red leanings do not diminish the love I have for all my Democrat buddies (at least that is what I tell them…so they keep visiting my site…hee-hee). I just have slightly different views on certain things…..and more in common with many of my blue friends than you would think!
In the interest of “fair and balanced” PM asked me to share my views on the election. Can’t you just hear all the Republicans……you know…..the truly eloquent ones……letting out a sigh of defeat knowing that I am here to speak for them? I suppose I should take this honor seriously…….research each item that concerns me….and report with a portfolio of documents to back up what I am saying……but, that is just NOT how I roll! As a full time professional, mother of two, and wife I am just doing my best to keep myself informed of the candidates and their views on the issues that are important to me.
Which brings me to my overall theme of this post. Each of the three candidates bring some interesting ideas and personalities to the table….but overall, I am not blown away by any of them. I am concerned that we are faced with an election full of characters that are lacking, albeit possibly only somewhat, in the substance category. Let’s examine them one by one…shall we?
John McCain (Now…you KNEW I had to talk about him first!)
Don’t misunderstand, I like John McCain. I think he has the ability and experience to lead this country……..but some of his views concern me….and I am slightly unsure as to whether or not he is a “Democrat in Republican’s clothing”. Not to mention this man is OLD….OLD people! Some of his rants remind me of the grouchy old man we all know who gripes about the good old days and how all the “young kids these days” don’t appreciate anything. Of course…with all the mudslinging happening in the Democratic party, this grouchy old man is becoming more attractive each and every day!
Can I just embrace my nonsensical side (as usual) and share that the main adjective I have to describe this woman is ICK? Every time I watch her I feel like I am staring at a robot. Almost like the fembots of Austin Powers fame….definitely more intelligent, less attractive…….but dangerous all the same! We already had eight years of the Clintons in the White House, I can’t bear the thought of any more. Not to mention that her views on many things border on Socialist! I am all for a woman being able to achieve whatever a man can………but NOT this woman. I do not think she is up for the challenge!
I do have to hand it to this man……he is charismatic. However, I fear his inexperience and questionable associations may lead to his undoing. A friend of mine described the type of voter Barack appeals to the best, he said “He (Obama) reaches out to the people who are smoking hopium”. Don’t get me wrong…..I like the idea of change, I like the idea of hope and a better life for myself and my family….but does he have the experience to deliver on these grand ideas? I don’t know. And, even though I feel like I am stuck in a bad Seinfeld episode (“I don’t think we are supposed to be talking about this!”) the whole Reverend thing is concerning to me! I am all about the idea of free speech, and it is abundantly clear that his preacher feels strongly about his beliefs…….but really……I struggle to conceive that someone who longs to bring the country (and the races) together just did not notice all the hate spit by his pastor over TWENTY years! While I do appreciate B publicly condemning the racist comments, it leaves me concerned that he was, supposedly, unaware of it until now!
There you have it…..color this Red gal underwhelmed by all three candidates! While all three have their strengths…..I find myself struggling to get energized over any of them.
See, PunditMom has LOTS of Republican friends here in the blogosphere! When she’s not scratching her head over the presidential race, you can find the Queen hanging out with her brood at Queen of the Mayhem!