My co-worker, JB, is an avid Obama supporter. Her sister-in-law, L, was very very much for McCain. After the election JB sent L the following email......
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 5:23 PM
Subject: I can help
Okay, I know you were probably crying along with everyone else on Tues
nite, tho likely not the same reason as me. And to "extend my hand across
the aisle", so to speak, I want you to know I am here to help come January
I can help you learn new phrases, such as "Yes, we can", "I am totally
behind President Obama" and "Bipartisanship is a good thing".
Supporting our new president will not be too difficult. There is no
secret handshake to learn, and none of his speeches will be done in a
"rap" format. No special attire is required, no particular color ribbons
to wear, no 1970s afro hair-do's. I do believe he would prefer that the
"beehive" hair-do sported by Gov. Palin NOT come back into style but he
realizes that that is an individual preference and would no more tell you
what to do with your hair than he would tell you what to do with your
So do not be afraid, my Republican friend, to walk into the future of
America. We will walk together.
Your (favorite????) sister-in-law
This is the response she got from L.............
Subject: Re: I can help
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 00:50:16 +0000
I am not now...nor will I ever be in the mood for jokes about this election.
You did your thing...I did mine!!!!! I do not want to discuss this in any
manner with you or anyone else. You voted for him...you own it!!!!!!!!! He
will NEVER be MY President!!!!!!!! I will walk into the future with
you....as my sister-in-law and friend. I just hope the hell there is a
future to walk to!!!!!!!
Yea...you're still my favorite sister-in-law
Love you still,
Of course when I read this I found it quite amusing. But the more I think about it I think it's sad. Over the weekend I was listening on the radio to a group of women who support the conservative movement. These women were speaking about Sarah Palin and how wonderful she was and how much she and McCain could've helped with the conservative movement. They pretty much said that the liberal women who "claim to be feminists" who bashed Palin for being an anti-feminist were not only wrong but they didn't know what the true meaning of feminism was. They claimed the bible states a woman's role in the world and that's what true feminism is about; being a wife and mother, supporting her husband and caring for her children. These women also stated that they would not support Obama because he was a socialist, his views and actions would not help in the conservative movement, only be a detriment to it. Shit one lady said that she still thinks that he's a Muslim.
This is crazy. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that Obama won. Do I think he'll fix this country? Probably not during his term(s). Will he help? I really hope so. That's why I voted for him. I believe that he has a better chance of getting this country out of it's current state than McCain did. No, I don't believe that Obama's the cure all, the messiah, the king. He IS the next president of this great country. And we should ALL set our differences aside and work together to make this country a better place. Because obviously we are all thinking there's something wrong. Saying things like, "He'll never be MY president" and "Obama is a socialist Muslim" aren't what's going to fix this country.
Deep Throat of the Day: We're all grown ups, let's act like it!