Wednesday, December 14, 2011
ALERT: Political Opinion Piece
We sit here at the closing of 2011 and we watch the pomp and circumstance for the next bid for President of the Country. We watch as a line of folks parade about on TV and tell us what we want to hear or what they think we want to hear or worse what they tell us to want to hear. We are a very unhappy people and we wish for things to return to the way they were, but we forget that we were broken long before the break happened. A great and successful country does not crash and burn overnight, it dies slowly and quietly at first and then it fragments into the pieces we see. My word of warning to those that are close to me a few years ago was that Rome is burning and nobody cares, well Rome has burned down and now everybody wants to point out the fire starter. I have issues with each of these groups and will try my best to convey my feelings of each without dumping all responsibility on any one group.
This group has always and will always point the finger at the Republicans because that is how they started and that is how they will finish. This group tried to restructure itself into a better party but they pushed forward a leader that did not fully understand the game of politics. We were given promises that were fully intended to be fulfilled by someone who did not know that you can not get without giving. Barack Obama has done nothing (albeit a few promises were kept) towards meeting the goals that he had set in the beginning of his bid for president. He instead has kept stating that he inherited a country in turmoil. During this time he was unable to fulfill his promises because why should congress stand behind a man that does not want accountability. If he were to be re-elected I would like to see less of look what I came into and more of this is a way out. Personally, I think he was given his shot and now it is someone else's turn. We need a leader not a follower and Democrats we need a party that can work together to meet the same end. How can we expect Republicans to play fair when we chose to divide ourselves. Time to grow up and move our nation forward.
Republicans just as Democrats are so happy to forget their parties transgressions in order to make their party look better. While Bush was in office he played up a war that was costing us LIVES and ECONOMY. We were paying for Bush and his administration to play war. We were just as deceived by the Bush administration as were are being deceived by the Obama administration. Republicans just chose to look ignorant. With that said I see hope for the Republican party as they seem to be restructuring too. I see three candidates (Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich) that seem to genuinely want to better the country. If we allow for political ads to be what they are (men putting there foots in their mouth), then we can try and find one of these men to follow. Personally, I see Rick Perry as the best candidate as of yet but I feel that Newt will gain the support. Although Newt has the advantage of experience on the Hill, we need a fresh face. Maybe Perry and Gingrich can be running mates. Experience meets youthfullness and determination. I think Biden was supposed to do that for Barack but they missed the point. I would like to see Republicans just own that everyone has deceived everyone and just get on with what needs to be done to fix what has been breaking for years.
Up until now I have only sat in the back and grumbled to myself about this group. I have kept my opinion of Occupy because they seem to sink in their own holes and I figured they were not worth the time but if I am going to address finger pointing then I have to include them. Occupy wants to point at corporations and say that our current state of affairs is all their fault. What they fail to realize is that corporations still count on us "little" guys to by the goods that make them wealthy. I say if a company is not satisfying your expectations then don't shop there. I do not like the way Apple treats it's customers and users so I do not buy Apple products. Easy right, but wait there is more. Going to the Occupy Wall Street website you are met with calls for Civil Disobedience and nothing more. It seems to me that a call for no leaders and an organization that shows no direct leadership then you can only come to the conclusion that they promote Anarchy. Now anarchy was a great idea when we all were teenagers but as adults we know that if no one is in charge then no one is held accountable for their actions. So I can only infer that this group wants no one held accountable unless it suits them. This is why I pay no attention to this group. They only argue for equality for everything except accountability.
How can anyone get behind a party that actively promotes hate. I can not take the time to learn the deeper meaning of their message because they allow the hate mongers to outshine any message they may have. Thus they lose me before they could start on me.
I think I have touched a little on each currently loud group and I am equally sure I have missed some. What is it that I hope this post does? Why should you care? Who's fault is it? Who can we blame? Why us? Why me?
I can try and answer these questions but mostly you will have to answer some for yourself.
I hope that this post at least wakes up a few people to realize we need a leader not someone that bows to our wants. We need someone to come into office and move us away from a country of want to a country of need. We need a true leader that sacrifices numbers for the good of the whole. I would like to see us come back to the notion that we can reap what we sow, regardless of whether or not it is good or bad.
I would hope that everyone cares what our children are learning. As the saying goes "Monkey see monkey do."
Why do we have to have someone to blame? As my wife says "When you point the finger at someone, there are three pointing back at you."
Until we come together as a nation at fully realize and understand that blaming gets us nowhere we shall continue to fail. As I told my sons, "Stop asking why do I get into trouble and ask the easier question, what can I do to get what I need and want without getting into trouble."
Please feel free to share your thoughts. Also, if you want to know I am a Republicrat.
ALERT: Political Opinion Piece
Albert Robbins III
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