My name is MedicMatthew and I'm a swing voter.
I'm sick of this election. I want it to be over with, but most importantly with the end of the election I would like to see the end of the chronic asshattery that we have been plagued with for the past few months in the blogosphere. Whining and bitching about something that you have no control over does not bring about a favorable result, it just makes you look like a complete twatsicle. There will always be a group of people kept down by the government I just have to decide which part of my life do I want suppressed. Do I want to vote McCain and keep my guns but be left with the patriot act allowing the .gov the ability to know everything and anything about me or do I want to vote Obama and maybe sorta possibly kinda have the issue of marriage perhaps sorta laid out on the table if and when the table may or may not exist all while the man decides that my guns are eeevil and must be regulated.
So, I'll break it down to the issues that are important to me and what I think of each candidates stance.
Running Mate - Obama, but only out of ignorance of Biden
McCain- Palin is to out & out stupid as Cheney is to the personification of evil
Obama- I honestly don't know enough about Biden.
Iraq - Obama-ish
McCain- Oh HELL to the NO
Obama- Meh, not so much either. You can't remove the only stabilizing faction from the region and expect it not to fall to shit.
Healthcare - Meh
I can't say I really agree with either of them. Frankly, I'm all for natural selection. Its all about triage folks, there are three rules to healthcare 1.) people die 2.) you can't change rule #1 3.) Shit happens. We, as healthcare providers will do our job to save your ass, but if you can't afford the best & the brightest then it really isn't my problem.
Gun Control - McCain
Obama- Get fisted, cocksmooch. You have no actual facts to back up your argument that guns are eeevil
Economy - meh
we're all generally screwed either way.
Trade - Obama
McCain - dead fish on this issue
Obama - wants to renegotiate NAFTA to include labor & environmental issues to level the playing field for American workers
Same Sex Marriage - tough call as I believe it is a states right issue, but I don't agree with Obamas semantics, though I do believe here he will be the lesser of two evils
McCain- is in favor of same sex marriage being a states right issue, but supported a same sex marriage ban in his home state.
Obama- while Obama is the better option here I still don't completely agree with him when he says that marriage is a religious bond and domestic partnership is a legal agreement. We live in a democracy, not a theocracy. Yes, marriage is a religious bond sanctified by the church and domestic partnership is a legal agreement, if this is the case then we should stop the practice of state issued marriage licenses and change them to state issued domestic parnerships.
Immigration - Obama, again the lesser of two evils
McCain- grant citizenship to the 12-20 million illegals in this country? Fuck. No.
Obama- wants to Improve border security; Increase the number of legal immigrants; Crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants; Enable undocumented workers to voluntarily pay a fine, learn english, and get in line for legal citizenship; Fix the immigration bureaucracy; Provide additional economic assistance to Mexico
Patriot Act - Obama, I can support him more than someone who wants to blanketly invade my personal space
McCain- voted to extend the patriot act.
Obama- fence sitter
So who will I vote for?
I can honestly say I have never had the opportunity to vote for a candidate who I strongly believed in. Again I find myself having to decide who is the lesser of two evils on the biggest issues. When it comes down to individual liberty I'm honestly not sure which way to go. Obama is willing to leave me alone and grant the equality of marriage. McCain is willing to not fuck with the second amendment, but at least he leaves same sex marriage as a states right issue. I really do wish that the candidates would speak their minds instead of pandering to what they think the average American wants them to support.
I also have to consider the fact that I genuinely hate Sarah Palin and probably wouldn't piss on her if she were on fire. What kind of mother can you be for your children as VPOTUS? She has a 17 year old daughter who is pregnant who is seriously going to need a mom in the coming months and she has a small child with down's syndrome. As someone who believes in real family values the only option for her that I could respect would be for her to finish her term as the Alaskan governor and be a mother to her children.
The more I think about it the more I want to find a cabin in the woods, miles from civilization and just have the opportunity to be left the fuck alone.