On Christmas Eve, I discovered that my mom's side of the family is staunchly conservative. And I mean, the "I will only vote Republican no matter what" type of people. When I told my aunt that I voted for Obama she said something to the equivalent of "OMG WE'RE ALL GOING TO HELL, THANKS" and I got really pissed off. In addition, I know a few other people who are just blinded by stupidity--some of whom believe that Obama is an Arab (and if he is--what difference does it make? I'm freaking Lebanese and I don't fit the stereotype perpetuated by other people :P), or a socialist, or anti-American. It's scary what people will believe just by listening to people who lie or speculate on the news everyday. As a people we have the duty to seek the truth in these things--and some people just simply don't. They are prejudiced and ignorant, and always will be.
Seriously, and I truly mean this, if you aren't going to support the new president, and are simply going to sit around blasting him without even giving him a chance (I mean for crying out loud, he hasn't even been in office yet), then get the fuck out of this country. Really, pack up your shit and just leave. It's one-sided assholes like you that make this country worse off. Why would you want Obama to do poorly? To just blast him some more and pander to the far right? You would honestly rather have this country go down the shitter for yourselves? It's just dumb.
Partisanship goes nowhere. It solves nothing. And trust me, if McCain was elected, I would be saying the same damn thing.
Yes, I am a Democrat, more fiscally than socially, and I've taken careful thought into what I believe. But if a Republican comes along this next election with a plan that I agree with and support, then I'll vote for him or her. I simply just didn't see that this election from the Republicans.
And trust me, we could go on with this all day. But it's too late--America has already picked a president, and all we can do is pray and wish him well.
Sorry, I just felt like I'd rant on this because it kept popping up. It's amazing how some people are so ignorant.