It’s amazing to think that the election will be over, but the animosity some people have towards people with my political beliefs will continue. That sucks. I feel no animosity towards them. I’m used to the whole everyone I know offline being conservative, except my parents. I’m used to people laughing at my political feelings. I get viewed as a laughingstock because I’m a liberal. I’m quite used to it, and I guess I’m going to get used to, when people from church bring up politics, that I get shut down quickly before my passion for “liberalism” infringes on their conservative opinions. I listen with an open-mind to them, but they won’t give me the time for mine…even if I try to push the subject. Usually I get talked over, or everyone gets really quiet like I’ve made them uncomfortable. I shouldn’t feel bad about their discomfort, but I do. Not because I want them to like me, but because I was always taught to try to be respectful.
The argument mentioned in Like I Said has continued. It’s funny how I bring up points and they never get discussed. Anytime that a liberal seems to make a point on that note, it gets ignored. I try to cover all the points, unless they’ve already been covered.
Oh, don’t you love how when I called him for his usage of the N word, he got huffy and told me that since he wasn’t specifically talking to me that it didn’t concern me. Proper etiquette at the table dictates that if you are talking loudly enough for another person to hear you, then you have included them in the conversation. Since he was talking loudly enough for me to hear him, and then included me later in the conversation, I felt it was my right to call him on his negative word usage.
Since, as an Obama supporter, I am being held responsible for the actions of ACORN, I think that it would only be fair that Josiah (the main person I’ve been discussing with) should be held responsible for the actual voter intimidation that has been going on. I’m sorry, but telling people they can’t vote on voting day because they’re voting for someone else, and instead, have to “vote” the next day (when they can’t vote at all) is a more serious problem than someone signing up Mickey Mouse on a voter registration sheet. The fake people didn’t get entered into the system, and even if they did, they cannot vote. People being told to vote a different day may actually believe them because some of these things can sound more convincing than others, especially for new voters, and this may cause a skewed result. Is that right? No. Will Republicans cop to that? No.