Monday, December 8, 2008

politics, they're so confusing

I recently saw a bumper sticker that said something like, "When Bush first took office, gas was $1.40." Now obviously this person meant it as a slam on Bush and it being completely his fault for the (up till recently) ridiculous gas prices. By that logic then, I wonder if the same guy is now praising Bush for miraculously figuring out a way to lower gas prices by a whole 3 dollars a gallon in just a matter of months (I've even heard some people say it is headed back under a dollar). Heck, we should try to get him a third term. Now in a year or two or three, when gas inevitably goes back up to lets say $3, I wonder if that same person will change the name to Obama and have it say when Obama took office, gas was $1.40. I highly doubt it.

Now I don't mean this as a defense of Bush, or to say you aren't aloud to dislike a political leader. I'm sure they do in fact occasionally do things wrong that aren't for the best, but seriously, stop complaining everyone. Stop blaming every little inconvenience in your life on the president, government, or political party and deal with your own problems. Unfortunately, I don't doubt that in a few months the other half of the country is going to start their nonstop complaining about what they don't like about Obama. Can't we all just trust that the president isn't an evil warlord or antichrist, but that they really do have the best of intentions for our country and are doing what they truly believe to be the best for everyone?

I imagine as I write this, that people from different political camps are contemplating how ignorant I then must be of the other (not theirs) political party to not hate them with a passion as they do. Maybe I am ignorant, but if so, I'm glad.

I really wanted to stop there, but I just had to write that yes I know there are such things as abortion or gay marriage that people will just absolutely never change there passionate minds about and therefore the opposing sides will just always hate each other. How unfortunate.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

i remember once i was having a conversation with a friend of mine about the political candidates running for office and I was expressing my confusion for who I would vote for. then my friend kind of infers that one of the candidates is more evil as he approves of abortion and gay marriage so she says "vote for the lesser of two evils". i felt some frustration because even though I may not agree with half the U.S. on those issues, I feel that politics goes beyond just those two things.