This member has something to rant a bit about.....
I have a bone to pick and get past. It's a little bone this day, as well it ought to be given the date. The only big bones anyone has ought to be
what sits within a Turkey or other Holiday favorite.
Still, small or not, it's a bone I've put thought into. Perhaps it's nearly a year of evolution from the partisanship I once embraced so closely
myself. Perhaps it that same period of simply watching while Washington Right and Washington Left basically did the same thing to us, while standing
on different sides of the stage and pointing at each other.
(They were HOLDING the same scripts if no one bothered to noticed those fine points of the performance we've all been given recently.
So what is it with that Idiot Bush or that Moron Obama anyway??? Bush zapped us and Obama just plugged us into the full 220v socket for effect.
I have no question in my mind that Presidents DO have guidelines they are expected to remain within for the international order of things. I have no
question that they also receieve a very special briefing in the first week or two for understanding their place in things. It's there I think they
get told, not asked, what they will be accomplishing as BIG policy issues, then told to have fun with whatever they want to pursue or do outside that
So, they DO have independent ability to make a thing better or worse. They all do, IMO. Do they have MORE ability? No... I really have come to think
they don't. Obama couldn't reverse course, even if he genuinely wanted to, and pursue opposite goals. We have a terrible day in Dallas long ago to
likely show where that path ends ..and perhaps they are told that outright, too. Hard to say....
So the point of my little rant is... STOP! Not to ATS, or even just the net...but generally and overall.
Stop wasting time, energy and good hard work chasing Obama as the prize or political goal ...before asking yourself something.
Would removing Obama by forced retirement or impeachment change anything? Would it? Did throwing Bush out on his tail REALLY change anything? (Okay,
things got worse...but would McCain have prevented it or just made 'worse' look different?)
As we move through this Holiday season and start into what will probably be the most vicious and hotly contested Mid-Term election in living memory, I
ask that everyone stop for just a moment ..and ask yourself that question above. Ask them both.....and see, when no one is around to care or
hear....what your true answer is to yourself?
Is it productive to chase the MEN ...who rotate and leave us feeling hopeful and ready to be taken for a ride again each transition ...or should we
look PAST the men and at the SYSTEM they represent and do the bidding of?
An ultimate question we each much answer within ourselves, for that last bit. An important one though. I hope we all give it at least a passing
consideration. Many will spend this coming year, some by profession, setting us up as Americans to attack and fight each other.
If nothing else this season, lets take one thing out of it and carry this coming year. Goodwill Toward Man. It's a simply thing...it's a basic
ideal. It's so critically important to productive change, IMO.