|Phew. Politics. Phew.|
|Written by OHmommy|
|Saturday, 24 October 2009 00:00|
Why now? Why politics again? Because the situation, at hand, has become quite comical to me.
People across the nation have openly bashed conservatism and the questions that many respectful republican citizens have asked the current administration. Why? Because it goes against our leader's ideas and it seems as if everyone else is under Obama's trance unwilling to look at what is really going on. (Stop rolling your eyes at me - I can see that - I do have a point) As one of the most liberal American leader, to date, Obama has asked Americans to email The White House with fishy accusations and recently attempted to delegitimize Fox news channel (his White House press secretary Robert Gibbs stated it was because "that's our opinion)." I can only imagine the field day NBC, CBS, and ABC would have on this, if the tables were turned. Never in our history has a president, who vowed to be a transparent leader, asked to stop a media source because it's was against his "opinion."
The government of socialist President Hugo Chavez has recently cracked down on the media too, closing 200 radio stations many of which in his own words were "sick" and encouraged that viewers "turn off the illness." Because they ultimately did not support him or his opinions and caused "his" people to needlessly worry about things that were accusations.
How dare I compare Obama to Chavez? Both men got upset when media, whatever format, started to spread "criticism" about them and threatened to shut down the source. I don't care what the media source is and what the message they were spreading; this country was founded on the freedom of speech. My parents and I left our birth country that silenced my father's political views. How could this be happening here, a silencing of opposing opinions? Leave it up to the people to research and decide on their own. That is the most beautiful part of living in a true democracy and should never be silenced.
It's almost as if the Obama has assumed a Nixonian paranoia thinking that everyone on the other side is against him. Our rich history is full of stories of citizens criticizing our presidents. Get over it Obama and start making the changes you promised! You have the majority of votes to make things happen!!! I, as a conservative, forced my child to watch TV on the day of the inauguration knowing very well that history was made. I was proud. Only thing now is that, nothing has really changed and the actions of the administration are causing me super paranoia of a socialist government to come. I. Am. Afraid. Nothing has happened but the nit-picking of people opposing in opinions.
Perhaps the only liberal journalist that actually senses trouble in the administration is ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper. The rest of the journalist fill mainstream media with rainbows and unicorns stifling the majority of Amercian's political curiosity. Even sites like BlogHer, a community I am very proud to be a part of for women who blog, is headquartered in the uber-liberal San Francisco and continues to fill their site with predominately liberal sources in regards to politics. They recently interviewed Nancy Pelosi (democrat, the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, also from San Francisco). Woot. Woot. To woman in power! But, boo on Pelosi and her extreme views who never actually answered pressing questions posed by my fellow bloggers while on conference call with www.blogher.com. But I digress.
Gah. I've had enough. There are so many things happening within the current administration that I'm not cool with. I am in the vast minority online. I know this. No need for me to hide behind my computer screen because that would do no good for my children. What would I be teaching them? If you disagree with the leader just silence yourself and play along with the majority because they might be right? I am not okay with where the current administration is leading us.
I am following in my father's foot steps, voicing my opinion out loud, questioning the politics of our great nation and in hopes that it will bring answers. Or changes. I don't know what else to say. I am just very distraught tonight and have been holding it in for some time now. Hoping I don't end up in Siberia. Phew.
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