Tuesday, July 1, 2008

You can dish it out, but you sure can't take it.

At work, when people talk about politics I am always included in the conversation. I think it has to do with the fact that I would eat, sleep and breathe it if I could. They know I am a MODERATE Democrat and respect that. Another thing that people do in the office is email me anything and I mean anything that has to do with politics. And lemme tell ya, I get some wild ones. Recently, it's all about the current presidential race. And as one might imagine there are plenty of fear emails being sent out and not just about Obama either. I get the same amount of fear email for McCain too. But more often than not, the emails are political jokes, cartoons and satire. This is a recent joke that I sent out.

A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on the interstate. Nothing is moving.Suddenly a man knocks on the window.
The driver rolls down his window and asks, "What's going on?"
"Terrorists down the road have kidnapped George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. They're asking for a $100 million ransom. Otherwise they're going to douse them with gasoline and set them on fire. We're going from car to car, taking up a collection."
The driver asks, "How much is everyone giving, on average?"

"Most people are giving about a gallon."

Now let me also say this about the emails that I get. MOST of the time, people send me the Democratic bashing emails. I read them and then delete them. I get the point, you don't agree with me about my political party affiliation, but it doens't make you better than me as some tend to think. Every once in awhile, I get an email that is a joke against the Republican party. And naturally, I pass it along to those elephant loving, gas guzzling, SUV driving people. And it never fails, every time I get response emails to the jokes that I send. Now you just read the one above and that is usually what I send. These are the responses that I received in regards to the email.

"Lame, I would rather have both of them any day as compared to obama who is the terrorist."

"That is our president and you should respect him, even if you don't agree with him."

" I didn't think that was funny."

"And just because you're upset about gas prices, doesn't mean you should point all the jokes to the president."

Seriously?! I am not kidding about anything that was sent to me because of that joke. They act as if I wrote the joke myself. But the more I thought about their responses, the madder I got. Okay this is my rant for the day. Cheney AND Bush? Are you kidding me? Talk about the pick of lesser evils. I am so far beyond glad that Bush cannot go back into office it isn’t even close to being funny. What is lame is that people send me tons of jokes bashing Democrats daily and the first time I send out a republican email in who knows when, I literally get 4 emails about it. I still don’t know who I am voting for in this year’s election. So don’t be quick to assume that because I am a committed Democrat that I will be voting for Obama this year. I base my vote on facts and research, not fear propaganda that BOTH parties are very committed to sending out against each other.

And another thing, it doesn’t make me any less American to be a Democrat either. Republicans think they wrote the book on what it means to be American. And if you're not part of their ridiculous tradition, then you're not American. And that just plumb pisses me off.

Nor does it mean that I do not respect the office of the president of the United States. And as far as the gas price comment is concerned I really do not know what to say. I get really tired of people forgetting that they are not the only ones entitled to an opinion. And furthermore, because I have one that is different from yours does not make me a bad person.

So get over yourselves, Republicans. If you're going to dish it out, you better be able to take it like the rest of us Americans. Nobody likes a whiner. And your party might do well to remember that this election year.

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