Liberality Blog tagged me earlier in the week, and I promised to do mine today, so here goes.
1) What is your name (nickname, whatever you’re comfortable sharing), your age (range), gender, occupation, income bracket (range), how you identify (gay/straight/whatever)? Married/Single/Divorced? Kids (how many)?
Name is Sherry, or Spiritmeadow which is my nickname mostly online. I’m 58 female, retired attorney, never enough income, straight, married, no children unless you count the 4 footed kind, then six.
2) What are the most important issues to you in this presidential election and why?
Health care is big on my list, mostly because I don’t have any. Can’t afford it, end of story. I am appalled at this war, and think that our foreign policy needs a major overhaul. We need to foster discussion among the nations about common issues. We need serious reform in education, and we need to remove lobbyists from power in this country, which means remove business from control of politics. We must have an accountable government once again, we must be told the truth, and we must address energy immediately and climate change issues.
3) Why do you think voters should vote for Obama/Biden, what differentiates this ticket from McCain/Palin?
McCain is seriously out of touch with America and reality perhaps. I seriously think he is losing his grip. Palin is unqualified pure and simple, and an embarrassment internationally. Obama has given America hope that we can change and become what we were meant to be, a true beacon to all nations of a free society that cares for its people. Biden has extensive experience and is a straightforward person. This election is a no brainer plain and simple. McCain should know better but apparently he feels that he is entitled to be President, so he is willing to cheat and lie his way into it. It will be a disaster for the country. Republican policies have nearly driven this country into the ditch.
4) If McCain/Palin wins this election, where do you see our country going in the next four years?
I seriously wonder if it will survive as a democracy. Corporations are fast becoming the true power in the US and if something is not done to quell their power we are doomed. They now effectively operate every regulatory agency in this country to their benefit. We are mere fodder for the line to them. They are using their base in this country to become global giants in control of the entire globe, all for profit. There will be simply a ruling oligarchy and a vast underclass. We must stop it before it is too late.
5) Economically, where do you think this country is today and how do you think Obama/Biden can make a positive impact?
We are close to a depression based on Bush policies. McCain would continue them. I expect Obama/Biden to restore regulation to Wall Street and banking. I expect a return to real regulatory agency strength in this country that places the common good above corporate interests. I see a move to guarantee all Americans the basics of life as a right, not a privilege. A reordering of wealth in this country is mandatory.
6) In the past 8-years, how do you think this country has changed under the Bush regime? Have you been affected by these changes? If so, in what ways?
Bush has been the divider, continuing to draw lines between people. He has worshiped at the altar of big business and has let the middle class and working class foot the bill. It is apparently his intent to destroy democracy and turn the country into an oligarchy. He is a liar, having deliberately lied to get us into a war to further his own rather odd world view. He has destroyed the economy and handed us a deficit that will take forever to pay off, if possible. He has responded to some mixed up idea that he is being led by God and disaster after disaster don’t seem to cause him to question this. His has placed in government some of the most incompetent idiots known to mankind. He will go down as the biggest idiot of all time. I am impacted because I have to bear this burden of having my country look stupid and foolish around the world. He has made us weaker, and less safe.
7) I have read that Palin is considered the new voice of feminism, which is offensive in my opinion. Of equal concern are her views on abortion and the removal of books from libraries. I’d like to know what you think about all of that and how you feel about McCain choosing Palin as a running mate. And what kind of message you think that sends to women?
Sarah Palin is not fit to run a day care center let alone a country. McCain chose her in a last ditch effort to attain a presidency he feels he is entitled to. His misogynistic assumption that I would consider voting for her because she is female is what I would expect of him. Her policies are the antithesis to everything I consider sacred in terms of feminism. She is nothing but a supporter of the same dreary paternalistic world I so hate. McCain tells women that he hasn’t a clue and thinks women are basically interchangeable. That’s what he thinks of women no doubt. One look at Cindy pretty much explains what he thinks about women I’d say.
I’m not going to tag anyone else. This meme has been around for a week at least. If anyone wants to do it, consider yourself tagged. 🙂 Happy Saturday.