posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 06:50 PM
One of the benefits to serving a university, is that politics seem to become more important on a national scale. I found out today that Obama is
actually going to visit just two blocks away from my campus on Thursday, and so I decided to go (it's good to have first hand experience to back up
your ammo against the guy right?)
Well just got back from standing in line to get the tickets, and though I am desensitized at this point to high amounts of negative emotion towards
political disputes... I feel traces of dissatisfaction in my heart.
In line, a good 90% or so were there because they are strong democrats and were there to get tickets to actually support Obama. And so I overheard the
reasonings for why they were all there and it appalled me.
I heard blessings of peace, people talking about how they are democratic because of their association with the military, how they think that war is so
pointless and unnecessary... I think, why are you here? Why would you support someone who voted to spend more money on war... For someone who has
taken more troops into foreign places than out of (well ok recently is a slightly different story perhaps), i would say he doesn't follow the same
wave-length of solidarity and love. Someone who made it easier to get guns in America might not be as hippie and peace-filled as what people are
inclined to think. Why can't they see that the "peace missions" we go on don't end in peace; how the media projects a place like egypt as a place
of democratic blasphemy... Whatever.
Then I hear complaining about the ecosystem and global warming, gay and lesbian rights, health care-- you know the typical stuff. Everyone basing
their opinions off of assumption and not knowledge...
I decided not to stir up any ruckus because I wanted to make sure to get tickets but... Well I will keep everyone updated thursday
~~ the Obama campaign in golden is very unorganized. The people giving us tickets didn't know any scheduling of sorts, how many tickets you could
grab per person, nor if young children got in early...