Sowing the Winter Wheat

Suffragists, Feminists and Other Sheroes

Hopeful People for Obama

We just got home from spending a week in Wichita, Kansas doing the annual Wichita Postcard Club show… We had a fabulous time with friends we share our love of postcards with….. Now for some reason, most of our postcard friends are conservative Republicans… Usually we all skirt around political issues but we were delighted to find out that this year we had more in common besides postcards… Several of the couples we enjoy being with have decided to switch their support to Barack Obama…. What I loved was their enthusiasm…. One couple comes from PA. and another from Illinios……And another close Republican friend who is the glue holding the postcard club together has become an Obama supporter…. I came home with hope that people are really seeing who Barack Obama is and all of the positive possiblities that come with him…..

And as McCain continues to badger the crowds with fear and lies about his opponent, Obama stays the course in his calm and honest way, showing us how presidential he will be….. I want Barack Obama to be President because he doesn’t make me feel afraid…

In Kansas, there is a sign in a field off of the highway that has always bothered me when I pass it….. The sign reads……” Accept the Lord or you will regret it for the rest of your life”…. To me, that sign plays with fear and would be much more inviting if it read, “Accept the Lord and you will not regret it for the rest of your life.”….. It’s not that I am that religious but I am tired of control by fear in practically every aspect of life….. And that seems to be the Republican policy…..

Anyway, before I get back to writing about the suffrage movement, I want to speak about how people are attracted to the positivity that seems to fuel Barack Obama….. I love that Colin Powell has come out endorsing Obama and he did it so eloquently…..

And then I found several other videos I wanted to share … First, Women for Obama…… (this one is about 19 minutes but well worth watching……

Mexican Americans for Obama…….

Israelis for Obama…….

So, in order to make this happen, don’t forget to vote….. And be careful when you vote, make sure every thing looks right before you pull the lever or push the button…..

Vote….. it will make you feel like you are a part of the change and it will make you feel hopeful and good…..

Oh, I bought some great suffrage postcards and I will be sharing them in my next post…..

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2 Comments»

  Leslie Ravey wrote @

Hi Deb,
That is encouraging. Hopefully people are not as blind this go round. It is still so disheartening to see the hatred spewing out from the religious right. Can someone please give me the definition of republican Christianity? I have been so very proud of the Obamas staying above all of the negativity. There is so much amunition for him but it is obvious ,his is a new (thank God) way of fighting. We might actually get out of these endless wars. Until next time. -les

  dlcowgirl wrote @

Les,
I think that because Obama hasn’t gotten as nasty as McCain has, I have been able to keep up a positive attitude towards where America is going to go with an Obama presidency….. It will take him a long while to undo the mess W has gotten us into but I think Obama will do it in a civilized way and disspell the way the rest of the world looks at us….. And with that, we will gain back some of the respect that we have lost because of Bush….. I am excited…..


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