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Monday, April 14, 2008

One Word


Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent for a job that pays $500,000 per year. Hundreds of hours are being spent writing speeches on every topic under the sun. Thousands of hands are being shaken with the hope of connecting to just one more person. Yet, despite all those efforts everybody is pouncing on one word spoken by one of the candidates.

"Bitter"

Clinton and McCain realize Obama is the media favorite if not the American favorite in the Presidential election. They have been unable to dent his public armor for months. So they scrutinize every move, word, and action he makes hoping he'll slip up. Well, here's what they got.

Obama said,

"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them, and they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Obama's critics are focusing on the word "bitter" as opposed to his message. Which, I feel is true. But, for some reason truth is secondary to vocabulary.

I don't care who you plan on voting for. I just hope you hear the messages past the words. I know I'm bitter. Before Bush took office I was making good money for a big company and I was more physically able because of that job. One year after Bush takes office I was unemployed. I haven't come close to making what I used to and because of my inactivity I have lost most of my physical strength and independence. Am I bitter, hell yeah.

I won't mislead you. I am able to work my computer. I do have my own business which keeps me busy thanks to my brother-in-law and Vista Family Medicine. But, I really do have to work from home unless I have another brother-in-law to travel with me because I need help doing things I use to be able to do independantly. Am I bitter, hell yeah.

Am I gonna vote, hell yeah.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can see how you may be anti-Bush about some things, but to blame the guy for your current economic situation doesn't make much sense to me.

Why not blame it on people making stupid business decisions and playing games with real estate.

Scott Ploch said...

Bush started our downfall the moment the first bomb hit Iraq.
Please anonymous, I BEG YOU, give me two things that Bush has done to help our country.