Friday, August 8, 2008

Pet Peeve

You know what one of my pet peeves is? People not listening. It really gets on my last nerve. Maybe it's because it almost cost me my life (I had ovarian cancer, and it took eight years to finally get a doctor who would listen to me. Now, don't think it's because I live down here in the Southland - at the time, I lived in New York City and Boston, not exactly your rural backwoods.). So, it really bothers me when you say the same thing over and over and over, and the person to whom the information is directed continues to act on their own delusion, um, I mean opinion.

In particular, I am referring to an article I saw today, "Obama, Clinton Stressing Unity," by Tom Raum. It's an AP article, and they are not very good at sharing, but here is a similar one at Fox (I know - ewww - but I was looking for something else I had heard was on there, and here the piece was). To sum it up, Obama essentially says that the Convention will not have tension between the camps, and that things have been "seamless." SEAMLESS. You know, all of us Hillary supporters have decided that Obama is just A-OKAY, and we're just pleased as punch to throw our unqualified support behind The Chosen One. SEAMLESSLY! HAHAHA.

Um, yeah, NO. Don't know quite where you got that idea, Obama, but it is only because YOU ARE NOT LISTENING!!!! Ahem. I know - he's not going to hear me even if I do yell at him. He hasn't heard us thus far, neither has the DNC, despite our numerous, frequent, unqualified statements to the contrary. You know that I Own My Vote has been conducting a Platform Survey, to which over 3,000 people have responded (yay, TEAM!!!), and it makes our opinions pretty darn clear. But he's not listening. The DNC is not listening. They really do seem to have forgotten the MEANING of the word, "Democratic": relating to, appealing to, or available to the broad masses of the people, and favoring social equality.

Huh. I guess they DON'T know the definition, because they are missing the mark. The people have been speaking out, crying out, for a leader who will do just that - work for all of us, who listens to us, and who will work to bring up the lives of all of our citizens. We know who that is. At the very least, we want a party that actually cares what we have to say, that actually WANTS our input, that wants to know what issues are critically important to us, to our lives. At this point, we seem to have none, at least not a mainstream party anyway...

So here we are - the PUMAs, members of Just Say No Deal, and hundreds of other pro-Hillary, Pro-DEMOCRACY sites, yelling our hearts out trying to get someone to listen to us. Obama won't, especially while he is on his Hawaiian getaway (you know the one - Hawaii - the alleged place of his birth. How CONVENIENT, as the Church Lady used to say, that he chose to go THERE, the place of the forged birth certificate!! Very interesting...). Yep - Obama is more than happy to go on a 10 hr flight or whatever it is to Hawaii, but he won't make the couple hour flight to New Orleans to participate in a townhall there. This is the SECOND time he has declined actually going to New Orleans. (What's that you say, Jesse Jackson, Jr., about politicians and Katrina?? Yeah - that's what I thought - crickets.) The DNC isn't listening, either - they have turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to us for months and months now. But we need to keep speaking out - for ourselves, for Hillary Clinton and for all that she stands for, and because it is the right thing to do. We need to keep speaking up so that those who have the ability to stand up for her KNOW they are not alone. We have their backs. And we will continue to do so.

3 comments:

PuppyDogMom said...

Not listening implies that someone exists that you aren't listening to. I don't think they even acknowledge that we exist, and if we don't exist then what's there to listen to? "Those people"?

GRL said...

Sorry to be off-topic, but this might be worth noting:

Don’t Let the Edwards Story Let This Get By You…Next Week, “The Atlantic” is Possibly Publishing “Leaked Clinton Campaign Memos” on the Internet (Updated 1X)

http://tinyurl.com/6dpmu6

This was brought up today on Limbaugh’s show….and it seems to be plausible…with background info…
Josh Green is the reporter who will be posting them….I checked…he’s a Sr. Editor there…

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Oh, I hear ya, Puppydogmom!! GOod point. He definitely does not want to acknowledge that we exist! It might burst his bubble...

Thanks, grl - I'll be on the lookout...