Sunday, September 14, 2008

What Are We Thinking? Or is That the Problem?

As you can no doubt tell from the titles of my last couple of posts, I have lots of questions these days and I’ve not really heard anything that even resembles a valid answer. Did you watch Palin’s interview with Charlie Gibson? Did you ask yourself why on earth is this woman being considered as vice-president of the most powerful country in the world? Well, it was once; we’ve slid down the pipe a long way in the past eight years. But if we elect McCain/Palin we can pretty much finish kissing our reputation in the world good-bye. This isn’t American Idol you know, we’re about to elect a president and vice-president of the United States of America and we can’t afford the dimwitted choice we actually seem about to make.

Palin doesn’t even seem to have the foggiest idea what the Bush Doctrine is all about when asked if she believed in it. To quote Bob Herbert, NYT Op-ED, “The Bush doctrine, which flung open the doors to the catastrophe in Iraq, was such a fundamental aspect of the administration’s foreign policy that it staggers the imagination that we could have someone no further than a whisper away from the White House who doesn’t even know what it is.”

He goes on to say, “The economy is in a tailspin. The financial sector is lurching about on rubbery legs. We’re mired in self-defeating energy policies. We’re at war. And we are still vulnerable to the very real threat of international terrorism.”

I’m horrified by the fact that she knows less about history than I do and she still doesn’t seem to know that Hussein and Iraq had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks. And at this moment she seems to have a very good chance of becoming vice-president of this country.

What, please tell me, does it take for this country to wake up, stop following the stories of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and all the other movie celebrities and try focusing on the desperate need this country has for stable, intelligent, open-minded, and wise leadership? Or do we just plan to continue on living in la-la land while our country goes down the tubes?

You think things are bad now? Believe me, you have no idea just how much worse they can get with hot-headed, irresponsible, uninformed leadership. I just hope we sit up and get our heads on straight before it’s too late.


clairz said...

Sylvia, please keep on blogging every day. You give me hope because I live in a very lonely place, politically speaking.

Margie's Musings said...

Unfortunately, I good deal of the American public votes with their emotions...not their heads. Most know nothing about the issues. To them, it's a popularity're right, like American Idol. Whomever is the cutest wins. And to them, if the old geezer dies in office, they'll have the cutest president in the world...without a brain, true enough, but cute. And....a hockey mom, as well. Someone like them.

These days, I agree with some of the founding father who wanted only those in touch with issues to vote and the unwashed masses not to vote.

Dogwalkmusings said...

I really think it's time to start hammering McCain. After all, he is the one running for President. Like, why doesn't Cindy go out and campaign for him? Why is she always at his side? What is it that we don't know? Just curious!

bobbie said...

Sarah is very much like those movie and TV stars, and sadly, that seems to be what an awful lot of people want these days. They want to bury their head in the sand and not think at all.
You know you are preaching to the choir, don't you? Me too. But don't stop - please!