Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election Emotions

Well, this was me yesterday morning so happy and excited to vote! I had high hopes for the things I voted on. I voted for Romney/Ryan. I voted Yes, No, Yes on Idaho Props 1,2,3. Oh! And I voted in preserving the rights to hunt in Idaho. 

This is me and Clay stuck on the couch going CRAZY watching Fox News. Oh man. At one point I was just seriously going ABSOLUTELY insane. I'm like, oh my gosh! It's seriously only 7:25pm?! I feel like I've been watching this my ENTIRE LIFE. So I got up, cleaned our two bathrooms, watched 1 and a half episodes of Alias and Clay came in with a frown and a thumbs down. 

Obama is still our President.

I started to tear up. NOT out of joy. Out of utter sadness and worry. I worry about the taxes coming on small businesses. I worry about the economy. I worry about the values of our country. 

So then I went online and looked at our local news and it looks like Props 1,2,3 all go NO. I only wanted no on one of them, so that was another disappointment. I'll tell you this- I know this is super controversial and people are super emotional on both sides, but I truly feel like our kids education is lacking and Prop's 1 and 3 could've helped that. I fear that Idaho kids are lagging behind much of the country. 

Clay decided to change his attitude QUICK. Like literally minutes after the election was called. I told him I needed at least that night to sulk. But he told me that America wasn't ready for a Mormon president, and to just look at all the open conversation that has been had about our religion. Most of America probably now realizes mormons aren't freak cult members. Either way, the door has been opened.

But I want to emphasize that I didn't want Romney to win because he is mormon. Not at all. I wanted him to win because he has solid successful experience. He aims for getting America working, not keeping Americans dependent on government aid. He believes in people working hard and earning what they get. Also, he has good moral values. And honestly? This isn't the most respectful reason for wanting him to win, but I wanted him to win so that Obama would lose. I've come to realize Obama is a liar, a fame whore, and kind of annoying. I mean really I get annoyed when I see his face and hear him talk. I know that's not like a legit reason (that I'm annoyed), but's real for me. I hate negative feelings in my body, and he just always seems to stir them up. 

Alas, I will still pray for this country, pray for our leaders, and hope for the best. It will be an interesting 4 years. We will see how some of these things play out that Obama has set in motion. I am still grateful to be an American and I still love this country! I'm so happy that I could vote and I really am so amazingly HAPPY that I live in a country where I have rights and can speak my mind and get infuriated with others with that same right! I'm grateful I have the right to disagree with my husband, or any man for that matter, and I'm grateful I can wear the clothes, makeup, hair everything I want. I'm grateful I have a house, a job, a family, and though my health isn't optimal, it is a lot better than many. Life is still good. Do I still have a nagging worry in the back of my mind? Yes. Oh well. It is time to look forward with faith and do MY best in helping our country and society become better. 

Now we can all focus on more important things like how to decorate for Thanksgiving!


Lizzie said...

i love how much your posting...i read it everyday. lov eyou so much

Megan and Greg said...

Sorry about the idaho stuff. That's a major bummer. I wanted Romney to win too, but our country will be fine. It's just 4 more years. The next pres will likely be republican. It seems to switch back and forth and romney fought a good fight. Pres. almost ALWAYS win their second term. Love the pics. LOVE YOUR BANGS!!!

Aliese the Writer said...

Those last words were inspiring. We were all so so sad last night. Mom has gotten us all very excited (not saying it's her fault that we're sad, but that that's where we're getting out political education from :). We need to just say that last paragraph over in our heads until we really believe it. This is still a great country and we are still way better off than some. And now we can decorate for Thanksgiving! Love you. :)

Jenni said...

Wasn't it just such a bummer? I just felt so bummed. Like... no way. Even though I had confidence in Mitt. I never had confidence in the American voter, so unfortunately I had a bad feeling this would happen. I seriously LOVE your bangs... I want to copy them.

Grandma, Nonnie said...

I love your post and I too cried, Romney fought a good fight. Also I think the US just has too many liberals, and people who want free stuff and want to live on the dole. Also I think there are a lot of things that have to play out in this situation, so that God can make His Judgements. We are so blessed in this country, but there are a lot of people suffering on the east coast, I am praying for them. We all just have to live the gospel, be obedient, and ponder our scriptures. I pray God will bless us and we will have to trust in Him and lean not to our own understanding. I know that He loves us and we are His children. Love you so much

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

Great,great blog!! I still have my ups and downs about the election and our country, but mostly ups. I am trying to be real but optimistic. You nailed all my feelings and the reasons for Romney to win and Obama to lose. Loved your I just voted face! I loved what Clay said. I loved your last you!