by Carmen Van Kerckhove
One of my pet peeves when it comes to this presidential election is hearing people say that they “just don’t know enough about” a candidate, or that they “don’t know what he/she stands for.” Um… why don’t you just look it up? Or is that too much to ask?
I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way. Check out this great post from AverageBro:
…it’s so much easier to search for the answers to these questions with a simple Google search, as opposed to being lazy and expecting Obama, or any candidate, to come to your house and explain their stances over DiGiorno Pizza. Not that that would be a bad thing. I love DiGiorno Pizza. Cause, you know, it’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno.
Just in case you’re interested in what Obama’s done, or is planning on doing for black America, you simply need to visit the
thorough but nonthreateningwell organized Civil Rights section of the official Obama website. Everything you need to know about the candidate’s stances on issues pertinent to black America is right there, spelled out in layman’s terms for people who need to be spoonfed.
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