When terrorists attack Americans, they don't ask whether we are
Republicans, or Democrats. They only ask
if we are Americans. We have to come
together, compromise and remember that the politics that divide us; only make
our enemies stronger and us weaker as a country.
Why is it that one political group always
wants to force their will on another even when voters have spoken twice that
they want the country to follow another direction? Is it because they are
afraid that their political agenda will succeed and that the country will note
that popular political groups agenda will keep them in power for decades like
The other political group could
take advantage by keeping true to their ideals but creating new policies and
new ideas that include all populations and all social classes to their
political party. The GOP has to create
policies that address job creation, paying down the deficit and IMMIGRATION REFORM. Along with the current immigration crisis that has to be addressed urgently for Americans and for these children coming over the border.
Every GOP President has always had a high
deficit, it is only under Clinton that the deficit has been reduced
significantly and now under President Obama. The reasoning is common sense, if you advocate for tax cuts, there is not enough revenue collected to pay bills therefore you borrow more on credit. It's true of all households and its true when it comes to government spending.
The tax increase went towards paying down deficit; which is going down and the lowest in years. If Obama would have
gotten his Jobs act passed; the economy would have been working better and more infrastructure jobs
created. The GOP obstruction since 2010 has kept
President Obama's agenda from fully being implemented.
During the state of
the union, the Republicans with their four addresses all said Mr. President
where are the jobs? After, they have
purposedly obstructed every piece of legislation this President has placed on
the floor of Congress, the Job Acts Bill, the Budget bill, the infrastructure
bill, the immigration bill all turned
down. These people have the nerve to
say, Mr. President. Where are the Jobs?
Despite all of the obstruction, the President managed during the two
years that he had with a functional Congress when Pelosi was leader, the
stimulus went to save car companies. The
loans were paid back, and the jobs were saved now this past June 2014, 288,000
new jobs were added.
has done nothing but name post offices, and hold hearing on Benghazi and the
IRS which have cost US taxpayers 14 million dollars to investigate supposed
scandals. Both hearings have uncovered
nothing but mistakes and incompetence but no coverups or illegal activity;
Darryl Issa the Republican Committee chair has become a celebrity on Fox
getting his cues from Megan Kelly on what to ask next. Government has to become
more efficient, less partisan because the world is looking at the U.S. and our
politicians as immature and unable to get our act together.
The world's despots and dictators laugh at
our Democracy saying if this is what it means to be free that you can't even
agree on running your own country, then whats the point. It makes the U.S. look weak in front of the
world, especially when politicians that hate the President go on the
media to praise Putin and to say how weak Obama is. As an American I was looking at those morons
and thinking to myself, we don't need the Russians or the Chinese to throw
bombs here, all we need are some Rudy Guiliani's or John McCain's and Lindsey
These guys don't know when the
politics should end; other countries read and see our media, read our blogs,
when they hear our own politicians disparage their own President, then what can
you expect other dictators or rogue leaders to think. These morans open their mouths; its really
upsetting because President Obama is black he gets so little respect form these
southern and Republican party politicians; which is created to encourage their base to engage more in politics.
The politics of the day are ruling
the common sense of these politicians who no longer do what is right for the
country but what is right for their interest groups. The Supreme Court decision allows
private citizens to contribute unlimited amounts to political campaigns, it is
a continuation of the citizens united case.
These cases allowing big money into political campaigns only allows for
corruption of the system and the drowning out of the voices of the average voter;
the average person gives a donation of 200 or less.
Supreme Court has decided that private corporations have religious identity like individuals and can not be forced to follow laws that violate their religious viewpoints. This protects the Business owner but what of the religious or nonreligious views of its employees. This decision will open a can of worms that will change society back to the pre civil rights days. Any private for PROFIT corporation can use religion as a method to circumvent US protective laws of minority groups, woman, gays and lesbians, children, and everyone else based on employers religious views. So to the baker that refuses to make a wedding cake for gays and lesbians, the Supreme court gave them a green light to do so under religion. In addition to Supreme Court claiming the narrowness of decision; the justices know that many new cases will arise from decision because this court has basically defined a corporation as a living identity with the rights of an individual such as that of religion and freedom of speech through the Citizens United case.
The GOP conservative Supreme Court should be careful in creating corporations and organizations as people because there are many laws that could be changed against corporations as well. An example Congress has created a law protecting the NRA from lawsuits by private citizens and victims of violence; since corporations are people too with religious protections and free speech protections, why should the law protecting the NRA by Congress be constitutional since it prohibits private citizens from suing them; if the corporation and organizations are to be treated under the law with individual rights, then why should the average citizen have their rights abridged to suing an entity that now has the same rights under the law as an individual. This can work both ways so be careful for you wish for; I hope that Moms for Gun Sense read this post.
Democracy for sale
that's a future blog post.
Meanwhile, my point is that politics have always been divisive but in
this age of social media, the tone has been more vile, disagreeable, ugly,
hateful. I can think of a lot of other adjectives to describe how politics has
become so bad. It is to the point, that
one group thinks they have all of the answers and they don't want to compromise. The GOP has engaged in the politics of personal destruction of its opponents, it started under the Clinton administration and since Obama has become President has reached epoch proportions. Ted Cruz when he was welcomed back in Texas as a hero, after
the government shutdown in Washington DC, he said he was glad to be back in Texas, in the united States of America so I guess Washington DC and other cities aren't.
I guess that was a dig at the rest of urban
America, you know the part he doesn't consider part of the U.S. Politicians like Ted Cruz want to divide
for their political ambition have no interest in serving America; only
themselves, if only their voters opened their eyes and became aware of the
facts and read the issues instead of biased media coverage. I think the voters
would have a change of heart on some of
the issues and will chose better candidates to represent them in