Happy Presidents’ Day
Is that what you say? If yes, then there you go, if no, then I am just acknowledging Presidents’ Day. I think most people could care less unless you work somewhere that is closed today. I am self employed so I celebrate every federal holiday. So, back to my point, Happy Presidents’ Day!
Throughout the day I got the various tweets about Presidents’ Day. One particular one caught my eye:
“RickSantorum: Today we honor presidents who understand freedom makes our country great. I understand that. Unfortunately, Obama doesn’t.”
Do I believe this came from Rick Santorum’s blessed fingers? No, I am not naive to believe that Rick actually tweeted these words himself. I am sure there is some young intern at campaign headquarters developing carpel tunnel as we speak typing these little nuggets every hour or so on schedule. His boss, a late twenty-something, is probably barely looking at these things and did an over the shoulder approval. Everyone at campaign Rick has been working long hours and the bad news is no one is enjoying campaign relief sex, because we all know that campaign Rick does not believe in sex outside of marriage and even if they do with no birth control there is no room for error so why risk it. All they have to go on is Starbucks and praying to the Lord above to keep them going. That’s probably why these things slip through.
Let me explain what’s wrong with this tweet. Did previous presidents understand that freedom makes this country great? I would argue that the founding father’s understood more that democracy and representation made this country great. Freedom wasn’t so high on the list. I think if there someone who understands and appreciates the concept of freedom it would have to be Obama over Santorum.
Two of our most popular presidents, Washington and Jefferson, owned slaves. Kind of goes against that whole freedom understanding claim doesn’t it? They fought hard to create this country and were very much for branches of government and representation, but not so much about every person actually being free. Then again we get into that fuzzy definition about who exactly is a person and who isn’t in the late 1700′s.
To have a black president and first lady is inspiring, especially ones as smart as the Obama’s. For Santorum to say that Obama doesn’t understand freedom when his race was not able to vote until relatively late in history or for that matter wasn’t even counted as a person in some parts of our country until the mid 1800′s is ridiculous. I think, because of that, I put my faith (something you claim to be very familiar with Santorum) in Obama to uphold. Obama provides proof of that fight for freedom time and time again most recently with his bold statement that birth control should be something affordable and available to all women. The ability to make choices about my body and health and not have an obstacle such as money stand in my way is a great example of freedom. Let’s compare that to Santorum’s example of freedom being that his religion’s definition of what I should be doing with my body should be the law of the land.
If somebody is going to take away a freedom, can we please take away Khloe and Lamar on E! In the middle of this blog I just turned it on. Sorry for the brief break on my freedom rant, but Khloe has her bedroom decked out like some sex dungeon and Lamar turns her down, because “he’s had a long week”. Excuse me? First of all, I wish I could take my brain out and rinse it off to remove that visual of their sex dungeon bedroom. Second, what the hell is up with Lamar that he is turning down a sex swing? Do I sense trouble in paradise? Hopefully E! will rerun their 2 hour wedding special so I can be reminded of their true love that is sure to last forever. Khloe, you are worth millions, is it too much to ask for a reasonable color job on your hair? Maybe Lamar would be a little more in the mood if your hair would decide what color it wants to be.
Ah, I love exercising my freedoms! Now that I lost most of my male readers to the sex swing paragraph, let me go back to Santorum. Did I just write a blog that has sex swing and Santorum in the same blog post? Probably this has never been done. I will soon feel the power of prayer as many pray for my soul.
Maybe Santorum should spend the rest of this day truly celebrating freedom. All freedoms; the freedom of religion, the freedom of choice, the freedom of speech, etc. This is better than exercising his right of judgement. I get that we have that right, I am exercising that right now, but I am not running for the highest office in the land. We can celebrate the foundation that our founding fathers set up and then celebrate how much our society has added to their foundation. I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for what we have added. Obama was elected, because he was the right person for the job. I think if there is somebody who understands and appreciates freedom it is him.
Now excuse me while I see if a good nasal rinse is enough to possible reach my brain for that Khloe and Lamar visual.