Tuesday, 21 October 2008

What they mean by "values voters"

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I have an American friend who rightly dislikes the way in which the media (especially the British media) go and seek out the most stupid, reactionary Americans and then paint them as representatives of a significant voter bloc in the upcoming election.

I agree with him, and that's why I wanted to mention that before I posted this video, although to be honest the idea that there might just be one other person like this woman out there scares me slightly. Tracy is what they call a "values voter" – her husband's a working man who's struggling economically and is unsure who to vote for, but she's behind the McCain-Palin ticket all the way, because all that matters to her is which candidate "has the most faith in the Lord". So basically she's a Palin fan. And she's praying for her husband because he still hasn't decided who he'll vote for. And she's not worried about their financial situation because God will take care of it. Oh, and she doesn't like Obama's name:

Tracy: I can't imagine a President of the United States being named President Obama. I really have a problem with that and I'm not the only one.

Q: Because that means what to you?

Tracy: His background. A mother that was atheist. Huh, that really gets to me. A father that was a Muslim. That should get to everyone.

Here she is, in all her glory:


eperkins21 said...

you can tell in her facial expressions as she answers the questions that she knows she is a racist yet the words keep spewing out of her mouth anyways.

ugh- its people like her that make me despise religion.