Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gettin political...

Sometimes, I dont even know who I am anymore. Im actually watching politics on TV!! Right now! Seriously!

I figured that the DNC would be a good way to get a better understanding of where Obama stands since I hadnt really gave a crap before. I dont know who Im gonna vote for, but dammit, Im gonna vote. Why? Because its an American freedom and Im all about stuff like that. Here are my thoughts on the DNC based on who Ive seen so far. Please keep in mind that I still hate politics and thus dont know who was saying what so I will just describe them as best I can.

Leggy blonde lady - This is the first speaker I saw and what a welcome mat. She sucked. To me her whole speech, spoken in a very Hilary-like voice, went like this:

"John McCain doenst know how many houses he has!"
"John McCain isnt a 'sidekick', he's a groupie!" (referring to relationship w/ Bush)
"John McCain (insert belittling comment here)!"

It just really sucked. She really didnt say much about Obama at all. F-minus for this chick.

Next up was a dude that is or was the Mayor of Denver or something like that. This guy's speech was great I thought. He really pounded the point of focusing on America and whats going on here and coming together as a team. He talked about how they had shitty pollution and how everyone from the top down made a change and turned everything around in Denver with less pollution, more public transportation, etc. It showed that we can turn around our current situation too. This guy ruled.

The next lady was an old lady who thought it would be funny to start off by acknowledging that she was old. It wasnt. Her speech, however, was pretty good. She got shafted at a job and was getting less pay than men of equal status. She sued and won but then lost an appeal in the US Supreme Court. That sucks. This didnt really do anything for me on a political vote level though because outside of the sob story, I really dont remember what her whole point was. She also bashed McCain too and I hate that crap. I do remember that she touched upon the solidarity and focusing on America points though so I give her an average grade.

We next were treated to some time with Michelle Obama talking about her speech the other night. She seemed pretty cool and collected about the whole thing. Her and Barack just seem like regular people to me. Like the type of people who you would meet at a function and have a couple cocktails and a little conversation with.

Then a mayor or governor of Montana came out. This guy was funny when he started trying to get the crowd fired up and they responded. It was like when Hulk Hogan used to start twirling his wrist and putting it to his ear on each side of the ring to get the crowd fired up. I kept waiting for this Montana guy to leg drop someone. It did harp on the "lets work together" mantra, but there wasnt much else that was too memorable. Because of his antics, I give him an above average score.

Now Chelsea Clinton is up on the stage. I gotta be honest, for a chick that used to look like she was severly beaten with the ugly stick, she aint bad lookin now. I suspect science gets a thank you there. She intros her mom (and hero). Awww...

Hilary comes out and starts talking like a robot. Im so thankful that she isnt going to be President, just for this reason alone not because of anything to do with political views. She does give a pretty killer speech though. She even made fun of herself by referring to her "pant suits" and that was actually funny. It showed humility too and I liked that. Then she went off on a robotic tirade, endorsing Bar-ack O-ba-ma and getting really fired up about America. She was feeding off the crowd and they kept cutting to shots of a proud Chelsea, an applauding Michelle Obama, and even big Billy clapping and loving it. I really liked the part where she basically said to her supporters, "Were you just voting for me or are you voting for the country? If youre for the country, vote for Obama." It was a great speech and focused, again, on working together to build America back up again and stop relying on foreign sources.

I think (hope) this is the end because I really dont wanna watch anymore. I now owe it to myself to watch the Republicans do their thing so if anyone knows when that is, please let me know. Im too lazy and dont give a crap about politics enough to actually find it myself. The only reason I watched the DNC is because there was nothing else on after Family Guy ended.

All in all, I liked what I saw and heard from the DNC. It reminded me of the words the late Shannon Hoon, formerly of the band Blind Melon:

"AS THE FUTURE BEHOLDS, OUR LIVES WILL UNFOLD. WE WILL ALL GROW TOGETHER AS ONE UNIT... A TEAM. AS TIME PASSES I WILL FEEL I HAVE BROTHERS TO LOOK OVER ME. AS I WILL WATCH OVER THEM. FOR WITHOUT EACH OTHER THE FUTURE WILL HOLD NOTHING. BUT WITH A TEAM LIKE US THE FUTURE IS OURS."

4 comments:

Lindsey said...

I totally agree with you on many points buddy...

1)The Obama's are very "normal" politicians and I love that. They carry themselves well and I would be proud to call them the first family. I feel like they are "todays" candidates and not robots like other candidates...

2) Hillary TORE IT UP with her speech. I was moved. Even Bill last night was killer but he always is.

3) Joe Biden is the MAN. He is seriously an awesome dude. He was funny and it was a great speech. I really hope that the Obama/Biden ticket is unstoppable!

-about all the McCain bashing...thats normal and McCain has done it way worse already so it's ok.

-I think either candidate will be MUCH better than Bush but I do think that Obama/Biden will bring the change to help turn this country around without following in the footsteps that McCain will.

Blind Mind said...

I totally missed the Biden/Billy Boy speeches last night. I was doing a fantasy football mock draft to prepare for my big draft next week.

I disagree about the McCain bashing though. 2 wrongs dont make a right. Id rather hear reasons why I should vote for Obama rather than why I shouldnt vote for McCain whether it be personal or political jabs.

Lindsey said...

yeah i hear you...but i think they all give MORE than enough reasons (in my opinion)...and i think comical jabs are all fun in games for both candidates. But factual jabs like how McCain votes 90% with Bush is 90% enough of a reason for me to cry my eyes out if he wins like I did when Bush was elected for his second term. My gut was for sure right then and I believe it is again now.

Right now I'm watching his acceptance speech and it just fires me up. I have always said that I'm an Independent...and when Obama started his campaign I didn't want to give him a chance...and he wouldn't let that happen. He won me over with flying colors and gave me hope for a change in this failing economy we call home.

Blind Mind said...

I have always said that I'm an Independent...and when Obama started his campaign I didn't want to give him a chance...and he wouldn't let that happen. He won me over with flying colors and gave me hope for a change in this failing economy we call home.

Same here. I didnt like this guy at first really but after listening and learning about what he is about, Im liking him.