I've sighed in annoyance for the past several months every time I read/hear someone say that Obama is the candidate for peace. No, y'all, he's not. He may or may not (I suspect the latter) get us out of Iraq within 16 months, but that doesn't mean peace. He's going to redistribute the troops, throw 'em into Pakistan and Afghanistan, and we'll still be in the combat hole that we're in now, just in other countries. However, undeniably, McCain is the more pro-war candidate, and he's unashamed of that fact, and the toenail I just clipped off and threw in the trash is more pro-life than Obama ever hopes to be.
Today, I'm really, really, really irritated with the pro-lifers who think that John McCain is the pro-life candidate. This goes beyond an annoyed sigh. This is a derisive chuckle, a groan of exasperation, a *headdesk* of desperation. The same pro-lifers wouldn't touch John McCain 6 months ago because of his unapologetic and continued support for embryonic stem cell research have straight up sold out because he's "the pro-life candidate." "Vote pro-life, vote John McCain!" shouted 3 e-mails from 3 separate pro-life news organizations I got today. Seriously, dude, gag me.
If you're voting for a candidate based on which one values human life more, you've really got to choose between poop soup and a turd sandwich here. On the one hand, you've got the guy who thinks that the legal murder of millions of innocent unborn children is okay, since they're all mistakes to begin with. I'm pro-life because a) I believe that abortion has hurt millions more women than it has helped and b) I believe life begins at conception. Thing is, I don't believe life ENDS at birth. I value the lives of born people too, including the hundred thousand or so Iraqi civilians that have died and the nearly 4200 American soldiers that have lost their lives fighting this bullshit war.
Even if you think that this war was justified (just what reason is being touted these days? I've lost track) you can't have missed that time that John McCain parodied The Beach Boys' song "Barbara Ann." This man doesn't take those lives seriously. At all. He thinks we should be in Iraq for an undefined amount of time, even if it takes another hundred years. Who cares that thousands of lives have been lost? Screw it, "bomb bomb bomb Iran."
Tomorrow, y'all get to choose which is the more justifiable homicide... innocent unborn children or "collateral damage." If you're voting for a candidate because you believe in him and support him, I can respect that. However, I feel truly sorry for those of you who are voting for the lesser of two evils, because whichever evil you choose will rest on your conscience when he decides to kill innocent children through declaring yet another war on yet another country or decides to kill innocent unborn children through loosening abortion laws.
Politics makes me freakin' sick, man. SICK. Innocent men, women, and children (born and unborn!) die in war; the declaration of war is EVERY BIT the act of murder that abortion is. I just do NOT understand all of my friends who are undeniably as staunchly anti-abortion as I am voting for this bellicose douchebag. (I also don't understand my anti-war friends voting for Obama, but that's not the point of this post.)
UGH. I miss Ron Paul. He had more respect for innocent life in his pinky finger than Obama or McCain have ever had in their entire political careers.
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