That Got Me Wondering

Because it has been a while, I was wondering…

*Is is 2012 or 1950?  Why is that everybody is quick to play the “race card” about the election?  Colin Powell endorses President Obama?  Must be because he is black.  John McCain supports Romney?  Must be a racist.
I am sick and tired of everything boiling down to race.  Are people in our country still consumed with racist views?  Absolutely, and I feel sorry for them.  But for someone to claim that General Powell is supporting Obama because they are both black is insane.  And that is what Romney campaign co-chair John Sununu did yesterday:

“[F]rankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama?” Sununu told CNN’s Piers Morgan, per the Washington Post. When Morgan followed up what that reason might be, Sununu replied, “Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being President of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.”

Give me a break already.  Just because General Powell is a Republican who served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush does not automatically make it to where he has to back the Republican candidate.  If it were that simple, why even bother with elections at all?  We could all just register with whatever party we wanted, and that would be the end of it; party affiliation alone does not define the informed voter, and neither does race.

*Is Ann Coulter suffering from some sort of traumatic brain injury that nobody knows about?
That would be the only plausible explanation for her continued name-calling of the President and his supporters (click here for more, and the link will also direct you to more examples).

*Why do people insist on posting every political thought they have on Facebook?
We get it, you are not voting for President Obama.  There is no need to constantly update your status with how much you hate him.  I specifically use that example because my own Facebook friends list is compiled of both Republicans and Democrats, and it is rare that any of my friends who are supporters of President Obama put anything negative about Romney as their status; that is all I see from most of my Republican friends.  That is not to say that all supporters of each candidate have fallen into that pattern, but it is a pretty good sample size.

*I will be impressed if Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight is as accurate this election as he was in 2008.
In 2008, he accurately called 49 out of 50 states early in the evening.  On Super Tuesday during the primaries, he predicted that Obama would pick up 833 delegates; he came within 12.

Election Day is right around the corner.  Vote, but be informed about who you are voting for.  Don’t just take the talking heads on TV at their word.  Check your facts at sites like Fact Check.  Educate yourself.  Don’t believe everything you read, even on this blog; blogs are by natured opinionated, and no matter how hard I try to be fair in what I write, my personal bias is still present, so take what you read here and compare it to other sites.


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