Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Political Post! Beware! Read at Your own Discretion!


I heard all the propaganda from both sides.   Obama was evil, and the possible anti-christ and Romney was only interested in rich people.  Obama stood up for many of the things I felt were biblically wrong.  But then again, with Romney... we all know that just because one seems Christian doesn’t mean he holds true to his faith.  I decided I would observe both parties more closely.  I am, after all, a girl who has been known to change her mind a time or two. 

The TV ads were all the same.  First Obama put Romney down, then visa versa.  Ugh!

The presidential debates were more enlightening.  There I saw our president lie.  I’m sure the other candidate told some whoppers as well…  but I couldn’t prove it.    But Romney seemed more like a leader.  He talked about the importance of jobs and how he was going to create more jobs.  To me, this is important.  I have too many family members living off of welfare, food stamps, and government help.  It’s more profitable for them to ‘not work’ than to work.  It kills their self esteem.  One told me just yesterday, “I get up.  I eat.  I play some video games.  I eat again.  I watch TV.  Then I go to bed.”  Very sad.

Is it really beneficial to our country to have 15 million more people on food stamps in the last 4 years?  If this trend continues...  God help our country.

Would Romney have created more jobs had he been elected president?  I guess we’ll never know.

Then there’s the moral issue.

I have friends and family who:  have had abortions, who are gay, who live off the government, who believe our president has done a good job and has decided to re-elect him. etc.  

I may not believe or think the way that they do, but I love them just the same and I respect their right to believe what they believe and think the way they think.  If everyone thought the same way we wouldn’t need an election now, would we? 

Here it comes….

This is ONE of the BIG reasons why I voted for Romney:  I saw our president over and over again arrogantly mock, disrespect, and make fun of the ‘other party’.    That would be me.  And yes, I take that personally. 

Facebook has been inundated with voters who mirror the acts of our president.   WHAT?!

Where is our country’s class?  What has happened to our leadership?  Where are we headed as a nation? 

To those of you who are my friends and disagree with me:  It’s okay.  We can respectfully disagree and still be friends.   

To those of you who agree with me:  Let’s be sure and not fall into the same trap as many others and ‘put down’ those we do not agree with. 

As a Christian, I have read posts that have been hurtful and labeled ‘me’ as a Christian, stupid for believing what I believe.  My decision to follow Christ did not come from brainwashing or lies.  It came from a heart that was changed…  and the Word.  Can’t you as an unbeliever respect my stand as a Christian?   I would not put you down for what you believe.  I may not agree…  but we each need to come to our own conclusions. 

I try to be careful and not post about political stuff…  but I need to stand up for what I believe in.

LUKE 12:51   Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

May God be with us!

10 comments:

Amber DaWeenie said...

Pros and Cons on both sides. I hate debates. I hate political ads. I hate the way each tries to run down the other. Why can't a candidate say what THEY CAN DO or would like to try and do instead of what their rival CAN'T DO and is lying about. I'm tired of each candidate picking at the other one. I hate politics the way it is now. My neighbor had a absentee ballet and filled in MICKEY MOUSE on the write-in line for president. I bet Mickey would do a great job. BOL

Theresa said...

Oh my friend, I am trying really hard to not fall into the trap of acting mean:) Facebook is lit up today on both sides! I will do my best to act in a way pleasing unto God! Thanks for the inspiration! HUGS!

RavenFreak52 said...

My wonderful Aunt Bobbi:

Both sides have people that have done a terrible job representing their party. You, me, and maybe other folks out there I think are the true minority, the ones that don't resort to name-calling, finger pointing, etc. I too am a follower of Christ and I don't feel it is very Christ-like to fall into the trap of outwardly criticizing people simply because of their views.

The beauty of the United States is that we do have a choice. Yesterday morning I woke up, hit the polls and cast my ballot for Obama for issues I felt were important to me and to my family. Rachael voted Romney. My next door neighbor Matt came over and watched the election coverage with me (on Fox News, I might add - because I like to see both sides of the equation). Matt is a huge Romney/Ryan supporter. When the night ended with Obama winning the election, I didn't jump up and down, do an "in-your-face" or throw a party. I did what every sensible American who voted Obama needs to do -- assess this election and its results 4 years later. What does it matter if Obama wins if he gets nothing accomplished while in office? -- to me, that is a loss.

I feel that with Obama not having to worry about running for a third term (because that is un-Constitutional), there will be way more compromise and bi-partisianship because he will not have to walk the party line. After learning more about each candidate, I felt like Obama was better equipped to lead us for the next four years and I still feel that way. Only time will tell, though, and we can only at that time determine if this election was a true win or a true loss.

I miss you guys up there and can't wait to see you all. The good news is, I don't think I will be shown the door because of my political affiliation (assuming I have Rachael there with me -- *lol* just kidding). We'll see you in a month and a half...apparently Santa Claus is coming to town (or something like that).

Bobbi and Gracie said...

... And that is why I love you C.J.! Can't wait to see you, Rachael, and the kids next month! Don't worrry. We'll just put you in the back room with Louie. I think he's a Democrat too.. LOL.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Bobbi, I soooo agree with you my friend. What also bothers me is how much I truly feel that Obama is Muslim and going to push that on us. I know the King of Kings and trust in Him alone. I didn't post my views(except liking on FB)because we all have a right to our opinions.Unfortunately, it isn't always the same with the liberals...they criticize us for being Christians.
Now it is our job to pray like we've never prayed before and to respect the office of the President, even if we don't like him.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Noreen

Gloria Hood said...

Awesomely said Bobbi and I am with you all the way! I also only liked certain things on FB. I will not get in a political debate with anyone, including my husband. I am a Christian and will always look for Christian values in people. It was a tough choice this time around, but I felt good when I voted for Rommey. I will trust in our Lord, when it comes to our country!I do have to admit now, that I have never gotten into Halloween like I did this year on the Blog. I still feel guilty about laughing, at how ugly I made my precious Mindy. Halloween is just not to Christian, is it. Aw well, I know I am forgiven. I am done with my ramblings, Thank you for sharing!!

Jenni said...

Bobbi, you are a smart lady and a deep thinker, I can tell!!! I am a red - hot conservative from the top of my head to the soles of my feet..... but I have never mentioned any of this on my blog.... I admire you for going public with your choice for president.....

I,likr you, am not going to be rude or hateful to anyone because of their political beliefs.....

But, oh, girl..... I have been much in prayer since last night....may God have mercy on America.... land that I love.....

Hugs for you and Gracie!!!!

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Ugh, politics. I try to avoid it most of the time. Of course, I paid as much attention to this election as anyone, but that was more due to the fact that my country's social reforms tend to copy yours. I don't know anything about the economic or welfare issues, and I'd never presume to lecture about them.

That corgi :) said...

I have to say I was very disappointed with the way the election turned out; I really truly thought Romney would do his best to get jobs, start reducing the deficit, etc better than Obama did in the four years he had to try to create change. I truly evaluated situations and felt I was not better off in four years of his leadership (though I didn't vote for him the first time around either). I do worry about our country but I do remember God is in control so I will trust his judgment (God's judgment). I think we need to pray for God's mercy on America rather than his blessing.

I did hear FB was pretty brutal the day after. I don't have a lot of friends on FB due to my choice of just keeping it for family members and people from church, etc so I have all of 40 friends. Everyone expressed their opinions in a fairly kind civil manner. My status simply said "oh well". I did read of others in various other blogs with people unfriending each other, speaking ill of both parties, etc.

All I have to say is I do hope that Obama and Congress can start working together to change our country to get it going in the right direction. I fear we can't have another four years like we had behind us.

betty

Liz said...

Being a healthcare worker, I am not at all happy with the way the election turned out. I literally cried my eyes out. I have no idea what the future holds but our God is in control...always.