I Voted for Democracy Today

by: BettyJean Kling

All week long, I have been loosing readers in droves- about 47 this week. A few women decided Sarah was no Hillary therefore I was stabbing Hillary in the back to which I replied – It was not I that stabbed Hillary in the back it was the Democrat Party did that!

 

One gal said she was a teacher with a masters degree and based on the nearly illegible letter she quote she demanded a VP be at least smarter than she and claimed Sarah was brainless.

 

I replied that anyone who could not put a sentence together ought not to brag about a masters degree, ought not to be a teacher not only because of her lack of writing skills but because a good teacher would never make a judgment on intelligence without qualified basis.

 

I also reminded her that although I disagree with Sarah on some policy issues, I can’t help admire her strength and tenacity. She is a mother of 5 who worked her way from a council member to the Mayors office to a Governor of a state to the VP Candidate of the United States of America based on her own merits without benefit of the Chicago Mafia or any political machine to prop her up. Not too shabby if you ask me!

 

Several wonderful readers wrote and said something like I am a democrat- I can not become a Republican – take me off your list RIGHT NOW! I wrote back and said something like – please reconsider – “I did not leave my Party – they left me I do not have a Democrat to vote for this year.”

 

We chatted back and forth and most of them did reconsider and decided to stay. A few will not vote republican, but THANK GOD they will also not vote Obama. Several – more than several actually wrote back in a few hours and said,

 

“you have convinced me by saying Don’t think of it as voting for a Republican – think of it as voting for democracy since we do not have a Democrat to vote for this year so  BJ- I am going to vote for Democracy since I can’t vote for a Democrat this year.”

 

Thank you to those folks who turned those words right back on me- I grabbed my purse and headed straight to my voter office, asked for an emergency absentee ballot and I voted for Democracy yesterday – since I did not have a Democrat to vote for!

Original Video entitled I am a Hillary Clinton Supporter and I approve this message.
Courtesy of nobodyinhollywood

15 Responses

  1. I love it when two totally unknown people arrive at the same conclusion. Your article and the video same the exact same thing, and for pretty much the exact same reason.

    Share this column and video with whomever you can.

  2. I take it this is your video?
    thanks you so very much – this was fantstic and it just fit to a tee. I will do my best and please feel free to do the sqame . thanks again!
    BJ Tune in on Monday nights 8 PM
    FreeUsNowMavericks Radio Mondays at 8pm est. New Time
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  3. this was one of the best, I have seen sorry, this hits it out of the ball park, Betty Jean I never thought of that, I will send a link to your site when I see something you have. I am new to this so it never dawn on me…

  4. BJ,
    I have not left the party either instead I am voting for the interest of my country, the interest of the future of our children and the interest of the democratic party which I have voted for my entire life. I am voting McCain. I am a ONCE proud democrat but an always PATRIOTIC democrat and NEVER an uninformed democrat.

    All of which is why I can not and will not vote for the democratic faux nominee, B.Obama.

    The FACT that he has remained silent while HRC was ridiculed and now again while Sarah Palin is hung in effigy, in my humble opinion speaks volumes about his lack of character and his genuine feelings about women. He is no better than a man that sees a woman being beaten and walks away rather than render assitance, making him equal in guilt.

    If we, democrats within our own party are too spineless to stand up to our own party, our own elected officials, what right do we have to expect representation from them? What right to we have to expect honesty from them?

    Barack Obama is a punishment for voting party line. The party rammed BO down our throats with rampant primary fraud. I will never vote party line again. From now on I will DEMAND representation and whom ever is going to give me representation will get my vote………party be damned. Thank you Nancy Pelosi, Thank you Harry Reid, Thank you Patrick Murphy, Ron Klein, Robert Wexler, Jason Altmire Bart Stupak for showing some of us what hypocrites you actually are.

    These faux representatives come around when its time to pander for votes and then turn their backs on us and seek to line their pockets at our expense.

    This democrat is voting John McCain with pride and with KNOWLEDGE. Only the uninformed are voting Barack Obama or the welfare seekers.

  5. Bravo for you!

    Now let us hope that women all over this nation wake up on Tuesday morning and take to the polls with the same thoughts in mind! I am sometimes so surprised by the way we allow ourselves to be treated after 160 years when the fight first started and for the 88 years since we won the right we still do not use our vote the way it was intended for our own best interests!

    Then we wonder why we lack the power and are paid less 44 years after we supposedly fought for equality- Oh – what am I thinking- we let them slip away too didn’t we!

    For a majority – we sure act like the weaker sex huh?

  6. Sadly BJ, I feel it is our own fault. We have not educated the youth the way we should have. We have not demanded that schools TEACH the value of the vote for men and women. Do you know not one single high school student I asked at a local high school could name one single woman that fought for equality. The heroins of history have been lost.

    Maybe if we taught them the history, showed them women and men have been fighting for equality for ages they may grow to appreciate it more. There is a wonderful woman in PA putting together a program for schools to attempt to achieve that very goal. I have told her I will give her any and all support I can.

    Please understand I do not see this as a womens issue alone. I see this as a human issue. If men are unwilling to stand up for women why should we stand up for them. Everytime a woman cast a vote for a man she is standing up for a man. Should men not be held to the same standard? Not to put too crude a point on it but……why do breast and a vagina make such a difference?

    Why are men not picketing the effigy of Sarah Palin as insulting to them? Why did men not stand up and begin giving Barack Obama what was being dished against Hillary and now Sarah Palin? I do not think we are the “weaker” sex I think we have allowed ourselves to become the subserviant gender.

    It is sad that the only power women see for themselves lies in the ability to obtain an abortion. Dont get me wrong I am pro-choice but I am also pro-empowerment and pro-knowledge if we give away our power which lies in our votes we will give away the power or choice as well. Putting choice before our votes and our treatment is akin to putting the cart before the horse. It is simply stupid and uninformed and short sighted. Just my 2 cents.

  7. Great post. I am voting country first. I witnessed the caucus fraud and knew then the party was in trouble. The time has come to change the direction Pelosi, Dean, Brazille, et al are taking it. I think it is our last chance to regain the democratic party we all thought we had. If BO is elected the damage that will be done to the party and the country may be irreversible. I want my party back before any more damage is done. We have the power to change the outcome. They cannot dismiss us on November 4.

    McCain ’08
    Hillary ’12
    PUMA

  8. Good job BettyJean- I’ll be joining you in that action on Tuesday.

  9. I voted for Democracy, October 16, 2008 by absentee ballot in Ohio. I have been challenged by some Democrats about my racism, my lack of party loyalty and about whether I am a real Democrat. I am a registered Ohio Democrat because I vote in the Democratic Primary (I voted for Senator Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Primary.) I refuse to respond to ignorance. My vote for McCain/Palin is my choice, which I researched well before casting it. How many other voters take months to search the candidates voting record and hear them speak about today’s problems and ask them questions? I have done that and there is no need for anyone to question my party loyalty or to call me names. The Democratic Party left me in 2006 when the decision was made to select Barack Obama the party candidate. He lacks credibility, experience, honesty, strength and abilities to get my vote. Barbara Peacock

  10. The comments here are great. This information is what I have been telling people ever since the primary was given to Obama. My vote was for McCain. Anyone who would vote for Obama after his demeaning of Hillary and then require her to campaign for him as no other has before was no real Hillary supporter nor, in my mind, a real democrat. They are just enabeling the party in its unethical behavior. We should be proud of a party to which we give our support not have to hang our heads in shame for the despicable way they conducted this election. Todays news says that Obama supporters are walking around smiling and the Republicans are gloomy. I say we are still supporting John McCain and with any real effort on the part of thinking people will find McCain and the american people the winners in this election. Another example of the MSM’s favoritism toward Obama.

  11. Keep you heads up the only way Obama becomes POTUS will not be from winning it – – it’ll be from stealing it – just as he did the nomination.
    But if we are strong this will not happen on our watch not get out there and hit the streets for Democracy sakes.
    that is why I voted emergency absentee- so that I could travel the state going door to door with my story – I am packed and leavy – right now!
    Let’s take it to the streets! Go GO GO!

  12. I don’t know if I could trust either one of them

    http://wparticles.com

  13. BJ,

    It was a pleasure meeting and working with you in Denver, and I look forward to our next conversation. The efforts that you and many other PUMAs conciously chose to take show the level of commitment that all of us feel toward OUR country. With all that each of us had to endure, you know where to find me when you are ready.

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