Ahlan Wa Sahlan

Ahlan Wa Sahlan

Monday, December 10, 2007

Rock the Vote?

So, everyone is gearing up for the vote next fall. Obviously I'm not going to vote Republican (or at least thats obvious enough to me.) Even the fact that the Republican convention is going to blight our fine city next year is repugnant enough. But who do I vote for?

I have to be honest here, I hate politics. I passionately hate politics. So what am I going to do? I want to vote, despite a pessimistic certainty that it doesn't really matter. I voted in the last elections and my state went for Kerry, but darned if it made no difference and we were saddled for another 4 years with Dubya. But still I tell myself that I have a civic duty to vote, to have my say, to wait in line, to fill in a bunch of bubbles that I don't know what they mean, and to wait and see if my one drop of a vote in the ocean of elections makes some sort of a difference this time.

I am notoriously lazy at doing research. Compound this with utter distate for politics, and this makes me an admittedly ignorant voter. But there are a few things I'm certain of:

1.) Voting for any candidate except Republican or Democratic will be a wasted vote. Anyone who argues with me please name a past President who was something other than these two parties.

2.) I'm not going to vote Republican. Ever.

So this basically leaves me with whoever runs on the democratic ticket. *sigh* So I'm sitting and waiting to see who wins the seat: Obama or Clinton.

I personally really want Hillary to win the seat. Why?

She is a woman and I'd love to see a woman President. I also think that her husband was one of the best presidents we've had in the past 20 years. Yeah he effed an intern, so what? I'd prefer my president eff an intern rather than eff the entire country like Dubya's been doing for the past 7 years. Personal preference I guess.

Additionally I think Barak Obama is an ineffectual fairy. I think he'd be the closest thing to a Republican sock puppet that we could get. Hello rule by proxy. Plus, I don't know what it is, but I just really don't like the guy. I never have, not since the first time he came on the scene.

I guess I think we'd have a white female President before we would have a black male President. Or so I'm hoping.

Hillary has a lot of good experience if you think about it, Bill had probably the best foreign policy out of the all the Presidents since before WWI (i.e. since the isolationist years.) She'd have good counsel when she needed it. And I really just want to see a First Husband.

Besides that I'd like to probably have more information going into these next elections. Does anyone know if there's a good "2008 Elections for Dummies" website? Maybe I should check out Democracy now.

Who is everyone planning on voting for? Who do you want to see for the next President?


Alicia said...

Asalamu Alaikum sister,I live in the twin cities as well and just got this email for a sisters get together this weekend.I have never been to this masjid but hopefully it will be fun. I have pasted the email here
SISTERS ONLY: Invitation to Masjid An-Nur Womens (Immigrant & American) Group - Dec. 15-16, 2007. Time 2pm - 5 pm, Lunch will be served
1729 Lyndale Ave N,

Umm Abdul Hakim said...

Hillary, my dear, like the others, is a big fat Zionut. She is worse though. Last year during the attack on Lebanon, she gave a speech at a Pro Israel rally in which she said that we stand by our ally in their attempts to fight the forces of death and domination.

Or something like that. It was bad. I would vote for Dennis Kucinich (Democrat) or Ron Paul (totally awesome Republican. Yes they exist). The fact that neither is likely to win is irrelevant to me. I won't compromise to make the system look fair. It isn't.

Molly said...

I have basically resigned myself to the fact that anyone running in US politics is a big fat zionut. And I'm not about to waste my vote on someone who may be completely awesome and exactly what I want in president with absolute certainty that they are not going to win. US politics are completely rigged, anyone running on something else besides dem or repub is not going to win. It sucks. But I will check out Ron Paul because I have actually heard a lot about him from different places, mostly youth movements. Do you know a good place I could find unbiased (read- non campaign) info on him?