I’m gonna post this as 2 parts - I don’t think it all will fit in 1 post. The 2nd part will follow and is labeled POST-ELECTION REPUBLICAN
I’m sure what I’m about to say will piss everybody off. Don’t worry, though, I’ll get over it.
I’m an Independent because I long ago lost all faith and confidence in the 2 major political parties (Republican and Democrat). I basically feel
that Democrats are spineless and Republicans are ruthless. Our political system has become so corrupted that it no longer represents the values and
welfare of the people it’s elected to serve. Motivated by greed and the lust for power, our governing bodies have become lacking in moral purpose
and are fixated on the promoting the elite, ruling class. Any good, honest and moral intent envisioned by the founding fathers was abandoned long ago,
overshadowed by the lure of fortunes to be gained and power to be wielded. Our society is rapidly becoming a 2 class system; a slave class ruled by
rich, elite slumlords.
If all that’s not bad enough, what’s even worse is it’s our own damn fault. Like sheepish, obedient slaves, we’ve offered ourselves up as prey
to manipulative, self-serving, dark forces (the rich, elite class). Forces hell-bent on obtaining and controlling all the resources produced on the
breaking backs of a poverty-stricken, mindless workforce (that would be us - the slave class). They simply tell us that we’re lazy and undeserving,
and in return we obediently work like dogs, producing all their goods and services, and then dutifully re-elect their political pitbulls to oppress us
We’ve got to be either masochists, stupid or both. I think both. We had a good thing going here in America not that long ago. I don’t know, but
I’m guessing that complacency and taking too much for granted has gotten us to where we are. Anyway, the following is my own little assessment of
the mid-term election outcome:
ISSUES INFLUENCING THE VOTE
GOP blamed Obama for dysfunction in Washington
This is convoluted thinking. The dysfunction in Washington is clearly at the feet of the Republican Party. It was Republicans that led the obstruction
to meaningful legislative progress. The Republicans blocked any/all attempts to govern effectively. It’s Republicans who are responsible for
Congress being labeled “The Do Nothing Congress”. The ignorant American voter solution to this problem: ELECT MORE REPUBLICANS!!
Nation thinks country is headed in wrong direction
This is kinda confusing to me. What changes in direction do Americans want to see? By voting Republican I can only assume that Americans favor the
a) Impeach the president
b) Abolish the minimum wage
c) Suppress minority and women’s rights
d) Cut taxes and expand tax loopholes for the rich and coporations
e) Limit/suppress voting rights for minorities and the poor
f) Enact Personhood legislation
g) Further subsidize large corporations
h) Eliminate the Post Office in favor of privatizing
i) Increase the military budget
j) Eliminate Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid
k) Further exacerbate income inequality and eliminate the middle class
l) Support the failed policy of Trickle Down Economics
m) Strengthen the agenda of the evangelical right - infuse and embrace religion in politics
n) Bring back “boots on the ground” as a viable solution to ethical/ideological conflict
o) Reward fossil fuel industry and suppress alternatives
p) Make higher education less accessible and more expensive
q) Eliminate unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, food stamps and any other remnants of the safety net
r) Repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), even though it’s working better than expected
s) Do not address Immigration Reform
The above is just a shortlist of Republican to-do’s. It’s what Americans have voted for, and it’s exactly what they deserve.
David Letterman made a comment on his show the other night that pretty well sums up this whole debacle. He said, “Take a look at this: gas under $3
a gallon – under $3 a gallon. Unemployment under 6%, whoever thought? Stock market breaking records every day. No wonder the guy (Obama) is so
Nation unhappy with economy
Considering Republican’s refusal to support and act on any job legislation, it’s a miracle that the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.9%. We have
experienced a record number of consecutive months of private sector job growth and the stock market has soared to record levels. We’ve recovered
from the deepest recession since the market crash/depression of 1929 in much better fashion than the rest of the world’s economies. I realize that
wages are not at acceptable levels and require an adjustment/correction, but that’s not the fault of the current administration. I seriously doubt
that Republicans would have done a better job at economic recovery. A recovery, by the way, from the disasterous market crash caused by Bush
Administration policies and actions. Republicans complain a lot, but offer few solutions. Their solution to the recession would be to reduce, or
eliminate, corporate taxes altogether and allow “trickle down economics” (a proven failed policy) to work it’s magic.
The Republican solution for EVERYTHING is to cut taxes for the elite, ruling class (the “job creators”) and for corporate entities (remember,
corporations are people). While this may work well for the rich and famous, and for Exxon-Mobil, it’s a poison pill for everyone else.
to be continued in part 2...