Are all Obama Supporters this Stupid?
Ok before this rant of mine begins, I know that there are plenty of well educated smart liberals out there who actually do support Obama becuase they live in the romantacised views of the world. Think that everyone in this world should be completley equal, and the rich should be damned with taxes. And honestly I respect that. My friend Lynn is one of these people while I never agree with her on anything, I do respect that she is extremely educated on the issues. I'm going to rant on two major problems I have with the media and a large number of Obama supporters.
1. Educate yourself....this is how the conversation goes "ObamaObam Biden. I love Bidenhe's so great, Obama is so smart too. I can't wait to vote for him" Says three people at a party one being my girlfriend.
Me and my friend Michelle stop our conversation immediatly. "are you serious, Biden messed up his own presidential campaign all of two minutes in"
"I love Biden" says one mindless girl
"Ok" I say to my girlfriend "Name one policy of Obama's you Support"
"I don't know" Ally replies
I say the same thing to the guy
"Get Liz she'll know"
"Biden is so cool he's from Delaware and Obama is so smart"
"So other than being a great speaker name one good policy about Obama" I shoot back
The three of them are speechless. This is my problem, Obama may very well win the election, but seriously 3 supporters cannot name one policy of his they support? While I doubt that most supporters of Obama are this bad, it's something that I see time and time again with college students, particularly in liberals, who for the most part in my opinion are no where near as passionate about their beliefs as conservatives. Now when I saw conservatives I'm not talking neo-cons, and I really don't like McCain but I see him as a lesser of two evils. To further highlight my point me and a friend were harrasing a canvaser outside of work one day, the reasons to vote for Obama....he's a good speaker and her mom was making her do it.
This brings me to my next issue which really is neither a conservative or liberal issue, but could theoretically hurt either party although I do feel as if lagely liberal hollywood makes this benefit the Democratic party. My second issue is this "Get Out to Vote Campaigns". Why do I have an issue with these, because they stress more on the VOTE and do your American duty for a I voted/ Yo Vote' sticker than educating oneself on the issues. Like really do we we want 20 million uneducated teen and twenty some voter electing our president and congress people? I don't! It really hasn't helped the last two elections. I personally am only 19and thouroughly enjoy my right to vote, but I would not have a problem if the age were raised to 21 or even 25 for that matter. While this would hurt those who have develped some moral code and economic policy belief it would put more time in for a lot of uneducated voters to do the same. Furthermore if you don't want to vote or don't know why or what to vote for stay home, your just making everyone elses vote worth less.
I'll give this 1 day to have 10 people up my butt on this post but o well such is life