This is what is wrong with America today… we as taxpayers and citizens of a Democratic Republic do not hold our elected officials accountable. We vote for people for all the wrong reasons: ethnicity, skin color, party, status quo, laziness, stupidity…
How is it that the late Democrat Senator Edward Kennedy is remembered as prince of Camelot, who worked for the small guy and was a champion of the people, instead of an alcoholic man-slaughtering millionaire who leached off the people of this country? He was for renewable energy, just don’t put wind mills in his backyard; he was for the people, but had the Massachusetts legislation change the laws when there was a Republican Governor who would be able to make an appointment to Democratic Senator John Kerry’s seat, had the swift boaters not killed his election, and begged them to change the law back to allow the now Democrat Governor the fill his seat once it was vacated by his passing.
Here in Connecticut we may finally see the end of Democrat Senator Chris Dodd, who along with his best buddy Democrat Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank almost killed the country by creating the mortgage crisis. These two geniuses forced banks to make loans that could never be paid back, to people that could never qualify for them, knowing that the Government (a.k.a the taxpayers) would pay the bill when Fannie May and Freddie Mac went belly up. Mr. Frank is also the openly gay Congressman (not that there is anything wrong with it!) who had his lover running what was essentially a gay brothel from his apartment.
In New York there is good old U.S. Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) who writes the tax laws of this country but fails to pay his taxes… “he failed to report over $1 million in outside income and $3 million in business transactions as required by the House.” I believe that not paying taxes is a pre-requisite for an Obama cabinet position; maybe they can fit Mr. Rangle for a new Czar hat?
In addition to that, it has now been shown that he made campaign contributions to three Democratic members of the House Ethics Committee which is investigating him… they are being called “Charlie’s Angels”: Congressmen Ben Chandler of Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Peter Welch of Vermont. I wonder if they will come out with a swimsuit poster. I hope not.
When will we wake up?
We elected an African America (though the American is still being debated.). Great!
We have advanced civil rights, and everyone feels great… but not really. Civil rights activists will never be happy. It is self defeating… the very business of civil rights depends on things being unfair, so it can never really “change.” As much as I hope that it does, and wish that it would.
We are at a critical time in our history. We have a Marxist, socialist, left-wing President, who has flip flopped on every campaign promise that got him elected. He ran on an anti-George Bush platform, bought votes through Acorn, and has failed miserably on all fronts. He has the power to do what ever he wants, as he has both houses of Congress, most of which are as liberal or more left-wing than he, and they are still failing to accomplish their goals, which I am truly grateful for.
What is stopping them? Fear!
Fear of not being re-elected… they are actually listening to the people, and they are shaking in their expensive shoes. Town hall meetings across the country, despite union strong arm, and scare tactics are being filled with individuals that have real questions, people that are demanding real answers. Organizations like Move-On.org, Acorn, and Union are trying desperately to quite the voices of the people but their efforts are failing. Tea Parties have been organized to voice opposition to the Administration and its policies, despite the critiques of the “learned left” such as Keith Olberman and Janeane Garofalo, who describe the Tea Party participants as “a bunch of tea bagging rednecks,” adding “this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.”
That fact of the matter is that this has nothing to do with race or racism. Ms. Garofalo, as is true of most people when they are wrong and know it, is resorting to name calling, slander, and hate speak. But since she is a left-winger, she gets a pass from the media.
The President is Barack Hussein Obama and the color of his skin is irrelevant to what his political agenda is. The Administration and the Congress are taking this country in the wrong direction, making us weaker, and knocking us down as the sole super-power on the planet.
If you want to be weak, and you don’t want to move to France, or any other country in Europe, then do nothing. However, if you want to be part of a strong, and free country, where your voice is heard, and your prosperity is in your own hands, than you must act now. Vote! Write! Speak! Read! Educate! Participate!
Educate yourself on what is going on in Washington, and make change, change for the betterment of the country now and for the generations that follow; real change is action and not just some word on a bumper sticker.
It is time to clean house: White House, and both houses of Congress.