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Published on August 29, 2008 By kurtin In Politics

I'm sad to say that during a Democratic National Convention watch tonight, there were some belligerent fools spouting off racist, insenstive nonsense while ignoring Obama's message to the people of this country at the local event I was attending.  I feel deeply saddened and disappointed when some of our public will not even pay our representatives the time of day.  I know much of the public here in these forums is politically active and vocal, but I would like to ask you to inform others who may not be so open that the politicians are up there expressing their views for us as citizens, not for themselves.  The President of the United States does not make that much money for the job expected; we should show those willing to answer the call and make a difference our respect and attention.

We all come from different backgrounds and grasp varying principles, but one thing we should recognize as Americans is our ability to come together.  When I see people ignoring the issues or ignoring those willing to help the country I get so aggravated.  You may not support Obama, but hear him out as he stands before the entire nation and parts of the world.  You may not support McCain, but hear him out as he does exactly the same.  If you see people acting insensitively as though either one of these candidates is a joke, then do something about it.  Try and correct their behavior and inform them that the candidate is speaking to the nation, not only his supporters.  People are proud to be able to voice their opinions, that is what makes this country what it is...but it is an entirely different matter to tread on others who actually answer one of the highest calls in this nation.

I'm sure there will be many Obama supporters who will ignore the message of John McCain at the Republican National Convention, but I urge them not to.  I request that you be informed, that you listen actively and that you respond as an educated citizen of the United States to your own fundamental beliefs.  Neither candidate wants to drive us into the ground; neither candidate wants to climb to new heights that would be forever unattainable or destined for failure.  Those are not principles of this country!  Let's do our part and be informed, and let's have our own voice in government, not just the promises of these two candidates.

Also, don't listen to the pundits...think for yourselves   I think I've ranted enough.


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on Aug 29, 2008

I feel deeply saddened and disappointed when some of our public will not even pay our representatives the time of day.

Well considering the 9% Congress, why would anyone pay attention to politicians anymore?  They are all empty suits....including the messiah.

on Aug 29, 2008

You may not support Obama, but hear him out as he stands before the entire nation and parts of the world. You may not support McCain, but hear him out as he does exactly the same.

If only your fellow liberals would listen to you.  Most that jump on JU merely thrown insults and epitaths (there are a fair numbvre of conservatives that do the same - but it seems with less vitriol).  I think I am going to enjoy your posts

I feel deeply saddened and disappointed when some of our public will not even pay our representatives the time of day.

Sadly, I feel the same as Island Dog.  And I am not talking just democrat.  I hold virtually all of congress in contempt.  They do not deserve respect - They have earned none.  They are pathetic egomaniacs that prostituted themselves once they got through the DC beltway.

on Aug 29, 2008

Don't worry the haters (many of the same people at the DNC) will be at the RNC too, of that you can be sure. There is way too many people to fall into just two groups, and some will always never be satisfied, that's the US, love it or hate it.

on Aug 29, 2008

Nice response, ID, except for the whole "messiah" thing.  I still don't get the point of that.  You are right that citizens have been repetitively let down with a lack of representation and effective changes in Washington.  Most of them need to stop agreeing to disagree and actually come up with some effective plans to meet the needs of Americans on all fronts.  I applaud those politicians that do serve well and always seek to find the good and reach across the lines to try and get things done.  Unfortunately, the way elections are run in this nation, they need to choose a specific side and try hard to keep their supporters by distinguishing themselves apart from their opponent.  If McCain agrees too much with Obama on some issues, his supporters might roll to that side, and similarly the left could move on over to the right.  I think the latter will be seen more during this election because of the unfortunate neck and neck race for the Democratic nominee hurting the party with a massive split. Bummer.

on Sep 02, 2008

Sadly, I feel the same as Island Dog. And I am not talking just democrat. I hold virtually all of congress in contempt. They do not deserve respect - They have earned none. They are pathetic egomaniacs that prostituted themselves once they got through the DC beltway.

I agree with ID and Dr. Guy here.  With a 9% approval rating I have to wonder why these idiots keep getting re-elected to office.  What's funny is if you walk down the street and you ask a random person how they thing congress as a whole is doing and they will most likely say that congress is doing awful (supporting the 9% approval rating) but if you ask them how their representatives in congress are doing and surprisingly you'll find that most people are of the opinion that they're doing their jobs.  Well I have news for your folks, all members of congress are to blame for the approval rating they are seeing and as such any one of them up for re-election in November needs to be kicked out of office.  We need to shake things up and remind them who they work for.

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