I know, I know, the election is over; and to paraphrase something I read on Facebook™ ”The election is over, the talking is done. My party lost, your party won. So let us be friends, let arguments pass. I’ll hug my elephant, you kiss your a****! Most people are trying to do the ‘lets be friends’ part; not the ‘you kiss you a****’ part. There are a few folks who still feel that it is their duty to convince the ‘other’ guy that he was so wrong to vote the way he did, even though the election was nearly 2 weeks ago. Americans should stop talking about politics and affairs of state, right? Wrong.
Because all Americans know that our finances, jobs, debt and economy and anything remotely tied to these things, are headed for the proverbial terlit (and some say it is already there), it is up to Americans to decide what role the government has, if any, in solving these problems. Part of the problem was caused by too much government involvement, and part of the problem was caused by too little government involvement in operations of this country. After all, if government is PART of the problem, asking/demanding/allowing that SAME GOVERNMENT be part of the SOLUTION; seems to me a bit like allowing the government to be judge, jury and executioner at its own trial. This is hardly an impartial way to solve a problem. Don’t you think it is the role of the GOVERNED/WE THE PEOPLE to determine what the role of government is in finding a solution?
Another thing that the American people ought to be doing (and not just because I say so), is deciding if they want to return to strict interpretation of our founding documents, do they want to mold them into their lifestyle now (after all the documents have withstood the test of 230+ years for a reason).
The following article appears long and in some ways is a bit over-the-top for me, but when read with an open mind, there are some solid truths to it. As tempted as we may be to spend the next 4 years squabbling, let spend the next 4 years TALKING and finding solutions so that the next generation and enjoying life.
This article should be required reading for anyone considering giving Barack Obama 4 more years. Many liberals have already made up their minds, so don’t confuse me with the facts, but no amount of sitting around the table talking economic patriotism and begging for 4 more years (despite a hugely unpopular 4 previous years) will change the minds of some voters. I’d like to be given a solid, fact-based reason that this country should have 4 more years AND this man deserves the 4 years.
But, heck; does your plumber get a SECOND chance if he messes up your brand new bathroom, or the electrician deserve another chance when he messes up the wiring to your house and you have to pay thousands to have it redone? I think the answer is a resounding ‘NO!’
But Barack Obama feels that we should give him another chance-based on what-ah, white, straight teeth and smooth talking. Snake oil salesmen fit that bill, too!.
Its clear to this voter that the choice is just as clear. Mitt Romney is no natural born politician, but he is a patriot and cares not if he’s given a second term; where Mr. Obama’s sun rises and sets on whether he and his cronies get another term-for what, I shudder to think.
Not a politician or a pundit, Mr. Romney pointed out some stark differences between the two presidential candidates last night. Mr. Obama wants us to talk to Iran. Negotiate. “Well, we’re still talking to Iran and their centrifuges are still spinning” While we engage in foreign trade, others are making millions and also a mockery of the US. Mitt Romney proceeded to say that “When nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences [in my administration].” His reference to Mr. Putin was to the off-mic moment when President Obama told D. Medveyev that he would be able to be “more flexible after the election.”
But I think the most telling moment of Mr. Romney’s speech was when he said that “President Obama promised to heal the planet; my promise to you is to help you and your family.” ‘Heal the planet’ can mean anything, any clap-trap you want can fit into that bundle. The thing is, he hasn’t done any of that, even. Heal-cure divisiveness. This country is more divided now than ever before. There can only be a few meanings, all of them good, to HELP YOUR FAMILY. By every action, Mr. Obama seems more concerned about citizens of the world than HIS citizens. That’s a lofty and idealistic goal in a utopian society, but this world is far from Utopia and there is NOTHING wrong with caring for your own first. Words from a musical come to mind, “…My dear attractive dewy-eyed idealist; today you have to learn to be a realist…”
Mitt Romney is quite private a person and not really comfortable ‘tooting his own horn.’ Is something wrong with that? Since when is it a character flaw that is reflective of anything more than humility? He’s been criticized for not sharing a lot of himself (after all, there must be something he’s hiding…) and for being privileged and successful. Since when is either a crime So, no criminal record, that’s good; Mr. Obama, where’s your record? RECORDS? Are we electing a personality in chief or a commander in chief (problem-solver-in-chief)?
After hearing from others this week about how Mitt Romney helped them, and hearing how he appreciated and loved his family (I know everyone does-but for some reason, many feel that Mitt Romney is a failure of a man because he doesn’t EXUDE warmth), and also listening to his speech (though this is edited-NOT FOR CONTENT), I feel comfortable stating that many on the ‘fence’ changed their minds. Heck, staunch Democrats on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” were pleasantly surprised by the evening.
Again, I come back to the same, “ARE WE ELECTING SOMEONE ACCOMPLISHED OR SOMEONE WHO WANTS, BUT NEVER HAS ACCOMPLISHED?”
This ad, released by the Obama campaign attempts to paint Mitt Romney as having destroyed the two men’s lives and the lives of their families, Mitt Romney not caring about the ‘fallout.’ Mitt Romney was the CEO of Bain capital, the private equity firm hired to trim the excess of a business and restructure if necessary. These men were caught in the restructure and lost their jobs. So, therefore the person in charge of Bain Capital is at fault for their misfortune.
There is one large inaccuracy in the ad: it misrepresents historical fact. Mitt Romney was NOT working for Bain Capital when these 2 gentlemen lost their jobs: he had left Bain Capital 2 years prior, to quite successfully bring about the Salt Lake City, Utah Olympics. The ad cast him as ‘guilty’ by association.
In business, there are companies that make money and thrive. Unfortunately, there are companies that don’t do well and workers lose their jobs. That is not the ‘fault’ of private equity firms which are hired to ‘turn a failing company around, if possible. That is their job. That is what they do. That is the free market. The alternative is that we ALL have equal paying jobs, run by the government, with no room for competition.
How’s life treating you? No, really … How is life treating you? Boy, that Republican primary was really something wasn’t it? They called it what? A vetting process? I guess that’s one way of describing it. From where I sat, it looked more like a demolition derby. The winner has three flat tires, his rear end smashed up to the back window, and has steam and smoke billowing out from underneath the hood. But the Mittmobile is gassed up and ready to run the Indy 500.
Yes, by definition, I am a conservative, so let me be the first to commend you on a job well done Republican Party. That was quite a spectacle. That fabulous vetting process netted us one of the best looking mannequins that I’ve ever seen. His suit fits absolutely perfect, and talk about exciting! He really lights up a room doesn’t he? Boy, if we can just take back the White House with this guy, our problems should be all over!
How’s life treating you ? If your boy can just get four more years, he should have this country running like a finely tuned sewing machine, right? He was just learning how to put on the skates during that first term right? You’re not going to like hearing this, but your boy has a couple of fatal flaws. One, he doesn’t understand math. Two, if his testosterone level was half that of his wife, he’d be twice the man that he is. People who love this man have been blinded by his oratory skills, and have mistaken progressive thinking and intellectual soundness for acute weakness. His inability to solve problems is a result of his inability to lead or accept responsibility.