Campaigning leaves sour taste for politicians
The last few weeks have left me with a sour and bitter taste as to what politicians think motivates the voter to vote their way. First off, the diehards in both parties will be unchanged which leaves a mere 20 percent that will decide who shall sit on the throne as the leader and director of what course our world will take.
For weeks, I saw a bunch of Democrat wannabees ridicule, blame, distort, make false accusations, lies and personal attacks on the president's private life. In all that time I was waiting for a new or a fresh idea from these so-called leaders of this party that would change the decadence that all proclaimed. Not one scintilla of intellectual honesty was forthcoming! No overhauling of governmental agencies, no plans for reorganizing and no upgrading of education.
There were no broad range plans to stir economic growth. Taxation was scarcely mentioned except as a tax break for the rich and then they used smoke and mirrors, plus class division, to support their ill-thought-out logic.
We are in the midst of a war against terrorism. Instead of fighting as a nation, the wannabees are nitpicking and unknowingly abetting the enemy. This terrorist thing has to be won! There isn't any other solution! Twelve years of debate in the U.N. and more than 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11 and these wannabees want to cut and run!
What I witnessed in those weeks made me realize that there wasn't a "keeper" in that whole mess. Unless the citizens' IQs are so impaired that common sense means nothing, then we deserve what we vote for.
The Republican wimps ought to be taken to the woodshed as well. That bloated budget has Republican fingerprints all over it. Those "prima donnas" need to be "reined in " and retrained in Economics 101. This politics as usual has got to stop and the "beltway mentality" where this collegiality that has existed stands in the way of honest reform has got to give way to solutions rather than decorum and hypocrisy.
No one in this country should go uneducated. Crime, drugs and illegal immigration shouldn't be tolerated. All of these are problems that both parties should be addressing. These are people issues and they have gone unsolved for the past 40 years!
More money for education? If I hear that phrase again come out of any politician's mouth or quoted in the media as the solution for low scores in public education I will immediately recognize that individual as a "political shill" and not worthy of public trust.