Friday, August 29, 2008

You Say Bandwagon?

I jump.
Why do I have a pink Obama banner? Do you wonder?
Is it because I think you'll see it and want to vote for him too?
No.
Is it because I feel the need to shove my political views down your throat?
No.
Is it because I like pink?
Maybe, getting warmer.
It's simply because I feel like it's the least I can do. For me. Just for me. It's a little glimmer of my own hope everyday when I get on here to write or to see what other people have written. I see that pretty pink banner and I think, "It's almost over." And that gives me a little comfort. Last election was such a let down. For me. I don't care anymore who agrees with me. I don't care who you're going to vote for. Really. I want things to go a certain way, but I'm not about shoving anything down anyone's throat. Like religion, views on pro-life vs. pro-choice, stem cell research, war, the whole nine yards. We all have different opinions. And you know what? Plenty of people do post them on their blog and I think that's great. Seriously, write whatever you want. Nobody's holding a gun to anyone's head to read it. I admire it. It's easier for me to write about silly things, concerts, vacations, yoga, nice things, things that don't upset anyone. I'm a yoga teacher. I just want everyone to be happy. I will admit when I see signs in people's yards that say McCain, I'm curious. I don't get it. It makes me think though. Think, "Damn, you're a glutton for punishment." No, I'm kidding. It does make me wonder though. I listen to the arguments, although it's all started to sound like the adults in the Charlie Brown specials voices to me at this point, wah wah wah wah wah wah. But I'll listen. Then I'll go back to what I'm doing and patiently wait for November to get here, and I'll do that with hope, with a little pink banner that says Obama.

9 comments:

Lula! said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You go for voicing your opinions. It's what makes America great. And I think it's fabulous you are not shying away from it.

Ms Picket To You said...

i know! this is better than a bumper sticker on a car any damn day.

Sarah said...

Barock On!

Meredith said...

LOVE the pink banner and good for you!

Thank GOD I don't actually HAVE a yard. Last election someone kept putting Bush signs in it.

Sue Jacquette said...

Babe, I could say so much, but instead I'll just remind you that my elitist husband believes his vote should count more than someone who doesn't know who or what they are voting for. He has this whole thing worked out... when you go into a voting booth, before you can vote for anyone, there are three basic political knowledge questions to answer like, "which party platform is pro-life" and "which state does McCain represent in the Senate". If you get them right, then your vote counts one and a half and if not, then your vote counts once. Whenever he meets someone who doesn't know about world events or political issues, he just turns to me and says, "My vote should count more." Elitist.

Carolyn...Online said...

I like opinions. I like it when people can express opinions without getting yelled at by others. Do you think I'm on my way to some peaceful yoga path?

MarkNYC said...

Amy, thanks for starting the discussion, and my apology for what follows, which is anything but a subtle endorsement for a Democratic vote in November. OBAMA, OBAMA, OBAMA. Shout it loud. Before last week, I was simply a disenchanted Clinton supporter planning a half-hearted vote for Obama. The Clinton speeches began a reassessment, and Obama's speech finally came across as more than just words and gave me genuine hope for a better tomorrow. But it was McCain's VP choice that slapped me in the face and said, "Wake up, you moron. This isn't about your candidate losing; it's about making sure the wrong candidate doesn't win in November." If McCain is such a maverick, why has he chosen a an ultra-conservative running mate rather than someone more open-minded and forward-thinking? Was she really the best choice to help him lead the country, or was she simply the best choice to help him win, whatever the cost? Among those in his inner circle, none favored Palin as a VP choice, but he ignored them. Seems like he is a bit more like Bush than I realized... winning comes first, rational thought last. Enough, already. Can Americans get their heads out of their partisan asses and make an informed vote for a better future? Among Bush voters, who in their right mind could look at the last eight years and think they voted the right way? How could anyone with a decent conscience and a desire for a better American future vote Republican again?

Amy said...

Mark, I could not love you anymore if I tried.
LYTB

Amy loves Obama said...

I've had a Obama sticker on my truck for a year now. I've only see one other one in town and today I saw the first Obama '08 sign. The area I live in is VERY republican. So republican, that a friend of mine a few towns over had her Barack sticker ripped off her car while she was in a store. I bet my husband that the signs we saw today wouldn't be there next week. I was also VERY DISCOURAGED in the last election and like you, I am so over everyone elses political views. Even though that bitch called my daugther out about us voting for "A FAKE CHRISTIAN". I'm still pissed about that. I do like the silent endorsement of a bumper sticker or a sign. GO BAROCK N ROLL!!!