Politics are making me extremely bitter. :-\
Do not want.
Maybe that’s why I keep feeling the need to shut myself off from the world.
Edit: Here is the thread where I tried to express my views, but it is mostly best summarized as:
Prior to McCain’s recent attempts at calming down his base, I stated it was absolutely unacceptable that anyone would vote for McCain (NOT Republicans, but McCain) because it is unacceptable to put policy before morals and integrity (once the candidate crosses a threshhold of unacceptable morals and integrity) regardless of your agreement with the policies.
My reasoning for this conclusion that McCain had crossed an unacceptable threshold is that McCain was inciting violence among his supporters and putting Obama’s life in danger. Given this, it is unacceptable to vote for him.
My reasoning for him inciting violence is that:
- Regardless of whether or not McCain was *attempting* to incite violence, he had because there are radical people in the audience who interpret it that way, and this was reported in the media.
- Once something is reported in the media, it is assumed that he knows about it.
- If he knows about it, it is his responsibility to speak out and say that isn’t what he meant and distance himself from the remarks. If he doesn’t he gives off the impression that he supports this view, at least to the radical who esposes these views in the first place (which is precicely who needs to be told otherwise).
- The fact that he hadn’t responded in many days (and indeed, continued on the same line of attacks knowing the consequences) is unacceptable and that more than anything is the issue I was trying to bring up (but not expressing very clearly).
Now that he has stated at rallies that he respects Obama and is trying to make clear that he does not believe Obama is a terrorist, it is once again okay in my mind to vote for him.
Edit edit: What the hell is wrong with people?