I am a Liberal. A proud Liberal.
This is just my thinking out loud as it were, doing a little rant, shifting how I got from 2008 to today.
So not important.
President Obama was a disappointment. But the Republican Party?
They have been in insult to my and America’s intelligence.
5 years ago I wouldn’t even consider voting for Obama. I was and
always will be a William Jefferson Clinton Democrat so I was
supporting Hiliary Clinton.
With one – you get the other to paraphrase a line out of a Fraiser
And later in the spring of 2008, I half jokingly but also half
seriously promoted T. Boone Pickens.
Yep. A Conservatives Conservative. Swift Boating Boonie.
But you put politics aside when the Nation is at risk.
We needed jobs. And millions of them.
Pickens was promoting his ‘Pickens Plan’ which was to convert to
natural gas for auto’s/trucks and power plants while building wind
farms to boost a power grid that needed (and still does) boosting.
Boonie would have made millions. And we would have created millions
of jobs AND greatly reduced our dependence on foreign oil.
But Hiliary while winning the primaries was losing the caucuses and
Obama became the Democratic choice.
So I took a good look at McCain.
And I saw G.W. Bush.
Even THAT didn’t make me run and embrace Obama. When Bush called
the economic conference in September 2008, McCain was all in but
Obama wanted to multi task via blackberry.
Obama had started his campaign by being the anti war candidate and
I don’t think he ever really understood the real depth of the
So that cavilier attitude towards an economic conference really
pissed me off.
And then I wathced McCain sit there and say nothing.
I longed for extened primaries so we as a Nation could find two
better qualified candidates. (As bad as 2008 was – the Republicans
managed to find even worse candidates for 2012 which amazed me and
looking at the election results, most of America too!)
For two and a half years I and many, many Democrats sat and watched
as President Obama seemd uninterested in being President.
Yes a lot legislatively was accomplished but almost entirely by
House and Senate staffers and members.
Not by President Obama.
So we sat and wathced. And waited.
And then on the very brink of default, he finally acted.
We as a Nation are no further along in solving our economy and
finances then we were 5 years ago.
But as angry as I was at the Prsdient, what really made me mad was
the the mantra of ‘cut taxes’ and the legislation of defuneding and
obstruction from the Republicans.
Our Nation is on it’s knees and the Republicans want to cut funding
to most of the safety net and social programs and also cut taxes.
And all the while screaming ‘We have a spending problem’.
Even America wasn’t stupid enough to buy that starting two wars and
mandating a unpaid for drug perscription program AND a recession
that was the worst economic failure since the Great Depression is
why we have a spending problem.
And when America didn’t buy the ‘spending problem’ mantra? The
Republicans sent in the clcowns.
And Mitt Romney.
Yes Ron Paul was there but he’s really a Libertarian and the fringe groups that claim to be ‘Libertarians in the Republican Party are just self absorbed crazies not real Libertarian’s.
People like Jeb Bush, Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, Jon Huntsman and
Chris Christie didn’t stand a chance in the primaries because of
the overwhelming turnout of the teabaggers and other assorted
fringe groups vs the rank and file Republicans.
From 2008 to 2010, the Republican Party opened thier doors to
expand their party.
Instead of looking at America and seeking legislative and policy
solutions to our problems, the Republican Party only wanted those
who hated Democrats.
And FOX ‘news’ with Sarah Palin lead the charge.
And took the House in 2010 and offered only hate in the 2012
But America didn’t buy that hate was a political ideology.
And that’s where we stand today.
A political party being ‘run’ by a minority that sees ‘no
compromise’ as legislation.
A political party that sees hate as policy.
A political party that wants to stop spending/investing when
America is crumbling.