Has Anyone Noticed…?
Seems to me that everything I’ve seen of the National Conventions follows a trend. The Democrats promise things and want to try new ideas, while all the Republicans seem to do is throw rocks at the Democrats. It follows in the TV ads, too — the Obama ads are all about explaining his ideas and policies, while the McCain ads are all about tearing Obama down.
The e-mails I’m getting are alarming, too — I’m starting to see e-mails that are blatantly racist. One had a cartoon of Senator Barack Obama standing with his bags, obviously moving into the White House. He’s next to a sign that says, “WHITE House,” and he says, “Well, THAT’S gotta change.” I’ve seen quite a few saying, “Watch out or we’ll have a Muslim in the White House,” some of which go on to mention Senator Obama’s Christian Minister. These kind of e-mails and misinformation only serve one purpose — to frighten the ignorant. From the amount of e-mails like this I see, we have an awful lot of frightened, ignorant people on the Internet these days.
I know they’re probably out there, but I’ve not seen one single e-mail bashing Senator John McCain. The Democrats simply don’t follow that playbook to the extent the Republicans do. The Democrats chant “change,” and compare Obama’s policies with McCain’s, but they don’t resort to character attacks. Again, this is just what I’m seeing, but it seems to ring true.
I’m glad the conventions are over and the veeps have been chosen. I’m getting tired of the circus, to be honest. The anxiety that we may face four more years of unsound economic policies and four more years of a Presidential Administration cutting veterans’ benefits is getting to me.