Saturday, November 01, 2008

A Republican's mailing list

I don't know how it happened, but I ended up on a local McCain supporter's personal email list. As offensive as the emails have been, I believe in keeping my friends close and my enemies closer. I don't know this woman and I don't consider her my enemy, but I know for sure we do not share political philosophies. I wonder if she'll drop me after the election?

This morning I received an email from my Republican 'friend" titled "Please help make this video viral". This video is California Arnold Schwarzenegger speaking to a raucous crowd in Columbus, Oh. When Arnold said "Our democracy is not for sale". The crowd went wild! Sadly, our democracy has already been given away, not sold, to the no-compete secret bidders who would make the most money for George Bush's friends, regardless of the requirements and real needs of the contracts.

As I watched the video, it revealed nothing new for me. It was the same old Republican spin on their view of the world. It fed this red meat crowd and they were ecstatic. It was the same GOP soundbites; as I said, nothing new. But it got me wondering. I understand our Governor's ties to Ohio, it's where he got his start in the bodybuilding world. Ohio is pretty much in the Obama camp at this point, so having Schwarzenegger stand up for McCain in Ohio may make some sense (does politics ever really make sense?). California has got a big red GOP stripe in the middle of our state, so it's likely Schwarzenegger would find some friendly crowds that support McCain but he didn't campaign for McCain here.
Obama is leading in California by healthy 2 digit margins in most polls, so I understand why Schwarzenegger wouldn't be campaigning in CA, but it really reflects on how the campaign for McCain is doing in CA that our Governor wouldn't even stand up for the Republican candidate here. I'm just saying.....

I'll RSVP to Jayne here- no, I won't be attending your McCain victory party on Tuesday night. I can only imagine the gloom and doom as you discuss the possibilities of a Democratic president after 8 years of Republican failure in our country and that is not how I will be spending my Tuesday night.

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