Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Gotta Get a Man ---- NOT!

Calling on All SINGLE or even married WOMEN who voted for Barack Obama. Per the Pat White show today on WOWO we apparently only voted for Barack because we wanted a man to take care of us! You heard it correctly. As I was enjoying what is suppose to be the last gorgeous day of the season and taking a walk which I am happy to report I've only missed three times since I started these walking sessions, I was listening to WOWO. As I've said I often enjoy listening to the programs with the exception of I refuse to listen to Rush Limbaugh. Now don't go beating up on poor Pat White. He didn't say this himself, but a bunch of egotistical Neanderthal men who called into his program, along with one woman who was apparently brain washed by her Neanderthal husband, called into his show to answer a question he put out there. The question was why did seventy percent of single women vote for Barack Obama while only twenty-nine percent voted for John (The Maverick) McCain. Now they went on to talk about some poor misguided woman who commented that Barack would be there to fill her gas tank and pay her mortgage and she didn't need to worry about that anymore. I'm not sure what context she meant it in, but I'm pretty sure any mention of that by Barack Obama was metaphorical in the sense that he's going to help straighten and strengthen the economy. He didn't mean he would literally put gas in the woman's tank or actually come pay her mortgage. So as usual they picked the one person to speak for all of us. I can't speak for all of us. No one can, but I felt it pretty ironic that these men were making the point for me better than if I called in why I and at least two of my other single female friends I know did vote for Barack Obama. We understand a little something about oppression. We understand how it feels to be held back or told how we should feel or think because we are women. Any group that is discriminated against understand this. Be it handicapped, gay, women, black, Indian or what have you. We understand that the mans skin color has nothing to do with the reason we voted for him. We understand that his looks (which don't do anything for me) is not the reason we voted for him. We understand that we don't want a man or the government to take care of us. That is not why he got our vote. I like to think I have intelligence on some level. This being I am capable of weighing the issues for myself. This one man on the program said the reason more married women voted for McCain was because their husbands were there to guide them and tell them how to vote and us poor misguided single women didn't have a man to help us make an informed decision. He also said that he was pretty sure most of us single women were lower class and low pay. I don't think I fit either of those categories. I know for certain I made my decision based on the facts. Hillary is who I wanted to be in the White House. Just the way it is people. Don't hold it against me please. As in that she wasn't running I looked at the other choices. McCain would have been the same of what we have and that is obvious to me that it isn't working. By the large win of Barack Obama I think it's obvious to a lot of people the way things were going were not working. Why do I think all these single women voted the way they did? Because we can review the issues. Because we often have the time to do the work and check the facts. Because we are not dependant on a man or anyone else we educate ourselves on what is going on and look for the answers. Did I see something that told me Barack was the answer. No, can't say I did. He sounded okay to me but I would be lying if I said at first he was my pick. What I knew though was I under no circumstance wanted someone like Sarah Palin in power. She didn't even have enough class and composer to make it through the campaign in support of the very person she was running with. As a matter of fact in my opinion she has no class, but then again that is just my opinion. I think Senator McCain has a lot of class and I believe he's probably a very nice guy. He's an older guy though that probably would not have lived through his term. So even if it were not for the same old policies, that again were not working, I wouldn't have voted for him because Sarah Palin would have become president when he died. As a single woman I think I'm more willing to take risk. I would rather walk into the unknown and the uncertain than keep walking down a path towards a raging storm. Sometimes the known is more scary than what isn't known. At least to me. As single women we make these decisions for ourselves and our families. We know the struggles of paying all the bills by ourselves. We know the struggles of working in a mans world as a single woman. So how dare these red neck men say it's because we want Barack Obama to take care of us. Sure we want to be secure in our jobs, but then again my guess is so do a lot of men. Here in Indiana Barack won by four percent and that is over sixty thousand votes. Something no one had done in a long time. They turned Indiana into a blue state this election. So I am calling on all women who feel so inclined to write into the Pat White show, or WOWO and express your reasoning or give your feed back on why a single woman or why any woman might vote for Barack Obama. I mean after all I know you have a mind of your own, I do, even if the men who called into this program couldn't buy a clue if they were millionaires.

3 comments:

Ritchie said...

Yes, there are a few Neanderthal men out there. It is unfortunate that they give all men a bad name. I for one would have voted for Hillary Clinton had she been where Barack Obama was. My hope is that the next thing we see happen in this country is a female president. Hopefully Obama fixes the economy and Hillary Clinton runs again in eight years. Keep the faith, we all don’t drag our knuckles on the ground! I didn’t vote for McCain because he and I didn’t agree on how to fix the economy and that was the main issue for me.

Joe said...

I have many issues with Pat White. He is out of touch with society as it exists today, he is sexist and he is often ill-informed. Write him!

ida said...

in my opion barack is pretty darn hot. but, that is not why he got my vote. healthcare. retirement. my FEDERAL retirement. staying in my FEDERAL job and NOT being privatized before my time. it helped alot sarah was on the other team. if she had been on baraks team... i just dont know. and seeing a black man in office is good for the area i live in. it has already brought a sense of community to my work, and neighbors in my neighborhood. needing a man to take care of me. hah. no thanks. i also liked his views on college and that a middle class person is not a welfare person like mccain said of the middle class.