Friday, September 7, 2012

Statement - No Surprise

 I'm what's called a Yellow Dog Democrat -- which is to say if the choice is between a Republican and a yellow dog, I'll vote for the yellow dog. It's not that I believe all Democrats are good and all Republicans are bad -- it's just that I prefer the Democrats' world view.

Last night's convention made the contrast between the two parties even clearer -- and I'm proud to be voting for Obama and Biden again... and proud to be one of the party of diversity and compassion.

I'm not trying to start a debate here -- we all have our views and we all have our reasons for those views.  I know some of you are firm in your support for Romney, bless your hearts.

Mostly I save my political posts for FACEBOOK -- and this isn't all that political -- just a statement -- the equivalent of putting on a funny hat and jumping up and down while waving a flag and shouting FOUR MORE YEARS!

That's it; I'm done now. God bless us everyone.

19 comments:

Novice Naturalist said...

You said it Vicki, "Bless their hearts."

Crafts4others said...

I haven't watched any of the conventions, as I made up my mind a long time ago. Plus it wasn't too hard, as I always vote for the democrats. Both parties I think do have their own issues that need to be fixed. I do have friends that are conservative and always vote republican. The main thing is for everyone to make their own mind and then vote. It is amazing how many people do not vote.

katy gilmore said...

I'm with you Vicki and proud of it! Katy

Martin said...

I keep a keen eye on US politics, and I don't like what I see in the Republican camp.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i am an independant and have voted both sides of the aisle...i voted for obama before and i will again...the republicans these days scare me quite honestly....

Amy said...

I'm a little shocked that you don't realize that the two political parties are identical.

Obama stood up at the American Library Association annual meeting in 2005 - I was in the audience, as I am a librarian - and promised us that "Big Brother" has no place in libraries. He vowed to repeal the part of the Patriot Act that allowed FBI searches of records.

As soon as he got into office he reauthorized the bill, including the library provision.

I realized immediately that he was no better than any other politician.

Anonymous said...

I love the Southern way of disagreeing, or possibly using Bless Your Heart as a pleasant curse directed at someone. Or, use it when you just don't know what else to say. Like when I did a face smash on the trail last month and at my colorful best (two black eyes and huge puff lip) went to the Farm Bureau to pay insurance and the clerk said 'Bless your heart'. So, here's hoping the Republicans do a face smash and we can all bless their hearts.
Mary Anne in Cosby

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

You are in good company. Julia Child was a yellow dog Democrat and she enjoyed bringing up politics at her dinner table. It must have been quite an interesting dinner party.

My great-grandmother, who lived through the Civil War, was also a yellow dog Democrat and with good reason, considering what the South looked like after the war. She disapproved of my grandmother's marriage to a man from Kansas because she thought he was a Yankee and she never let him forget it, even though she loved him too. At age 95, she was the oldest Democrat in the county. She however would probably not approve of my views.
Sam

Vicki Lane said...

I can't agree that the parties are identical, Amy. I can agree that the so-called Patriot Act should go. And yes, they're all of them politicians...

Polly said...

Count me on your side, Vicki. The two sides are not alike. There's a clear choice this election, and the differences couldn't be more stark. No president will please us all the time or be able to do all s/he's promised. Best solution: be informed.

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

I really can't call myself a yellow dog Democrat. I try to leave open the option. I try to be informed and vote for the better candidate, or at least the lesser evil. They've all been Democrats, so far. ;-)

Deanna said...

We can still be friends, can't we?

Darla said...

Maybe wasn't your intent, but this left me chuckling... And I'm a yellow dog, too, although sometimes I'll dye my hair pink or purple... ;-p

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Vicki Lane said...

Of course we can be friends, Deanna. Most of my friends from high school are Republicans -- or Independents who vote Republican -- and we have managed to stay friends.

June said...

A politician is a politician is a politician, no matter what level of government. And they're all bought and paid for by people who shower money all over. But I like people who say they vote for Democrats, and I find people who are dyed-in-the-wool Republicans to be, generally speaking now . . . and I know there are exceptions to every rule . . . of a different stripe from myself.

Victoria said...

I was going to say that I vote for the person best suited to the job, but I've been sitting here for about 15 minutes trying to think of a Republican that I voted for...can't think of a one! I'm a yellow dog Democrat, too, I just never realized it.

Vicki Lane said...

I used to think I was an Independent too, Victoria -- then I came to the same realization.

jennyfreckles said...

Well, I watch it all with puzzlement from over here. All I can say is thank heavens for you, Vicki, and I hope there are many, many more like you!