Friday, August 31, 2012

Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue

I'll be the first to admit that I don't really enjoy politics. Never have and never will. That was honestly the biggest turn off for moving to Washington, D.C. for me. That is the heart and soul of politics. Not really sure if that would have been the right place for me. I hate talking to people who just get enraged and belittle those who have differing opinions no matter what opinion it is. I don't really follow the candidates until the time of the conventions and then that is when I research the candidates. Yes, I do research both sides. I must say though, MITT ROMNEY brought down the house last night at the Republican National Convention. Too me, his speech was enlightening, encouraging, and hopeful. I really connected with his message of creating jobs. I am a recent college graduate and have many friends unemployed or not working in anything related to their passions because there are just not jobs enough to go around. Many of my fellow nursing students cannot find jobs because in reality there may be a nursing shortage but medical facilities are not hiring because they are hurting financially just as much as other companies. I remember when I first started nursing school. The first day of class our instructors had us introduce ourselves saying our name, where we were from, and why we wanted to go into nursing. Every single one of us would have agreed that we wanted to go into the medical field because there were jobs. Now that we have graduated, some of my friends questions that motive. Many of them were older, coming back to school to obtain a profession with better job security. It really has been difficult to see the struggle that some of them have had to obtain a job. They are all so smart, capable, hard working, and would be the best nurses in the country. I can't remember who said it last night (I think it was Mitt Romney) but I loved the line "If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama? You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him." Boom. He nailed it. I personally did not vote for President Obama in the last election but I will admit that I too thought maybe he could bring about a good and positive change. I don't care what party you come from. We all just want to have the freedoms, success, and hope for a better tomorrow. This will be an interesting election. The next couple of months will be brutal. I look forward to the debates, campaigning, and voting on November 6, 2012. Side note: I'm calling it right now. Jeb Bush as Secretary of Education if Mitt Romney is elected into office.

And congrats to my COUGARS on their big win last night!!! Here's to a great season!!! 

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