Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Unfocused Angst

Todd and I were leaving the grocery store the other day, and I noticed this:

After I stopped laughing, I returned to my current state of bitter angst regarding the next presidential election.

Yes, I'm angsty. And not just about the Republican prospects (although, I'm afraid the only reason that Voldemort wouldn't be elected by the Republican party is that he's, well, British) but about the whole dang thing. About the war, and the Creation Museum, and that creepy prosecutor guy from Law and Order.

About used-to-be-cool-but-now-is-just-a-whackjob-John McCain and global warming and people who still hate Bill Clinton.

About conservative Christians and not-liberal-enough-Democrats and whatever-happened-to-Howard-Dean-anyway?

It's a hard time to be a bleeding heart. Even harder to be a Christian, and watch fellow Christians be afraid to stand up for what THEY believe in, even if it's not what THOSE Christians say we should believe in.

Ack. Too much angst. I remember when I voted in my first presidential election. I was a freshman at WKU, and all my friends were walking around wearing "I'm for Hillary's Husband" buttons. It was exciting, and optimistic -- and it was good. I know that most people are nostalgic for their college years. I'm nostalgic for a winning vote.

I don't know where I'm going with this. I'm not very optimistic anymore. I'd like to be, but you know, I went to Canada on vacation, and the French get free health care and more vacation time.

And I really hate that Law and Order guy.


supermommysquared said...

I am right there with you Kara. I want to believe that America will get it mostly right this time, but I can't seem to trust that the right person will get elected in '08, or that they will fix the mess that our country has gotten itself into. Oh well, I will vote and have hope mixed with a little frustration.

Jonathan's Mommy said...

I'm with you too! Although I'm still not sure how I will cast my vote in the primary next spring, I WILL cast one nonetheless and will pray that we will actually get the right candidate in this time!

Bryan said...

I can't vote due to certain sanctions in re: felony conviction in bermuda. JBF