The headline I woke up to was ‘seize’ the Senate, but really it was simply apathy that won the day. And before someone says it, two more Senators does not a mandate make.
Where would we be if every eligible voter votes and voted their conscience? I think Congress would have a completely different make-up.
For the most part, the Republicans I know personally all have good hearts, but the money disparity in the campaigns (thanks to Citizens United) can no longer be ignored. When “corporations are people, my friend” and women aren’t, there is a serious misconception (no pun intended) in what constitutes equality and fairness.
Does anyone who voted Republican truly think they’ve made a difference? Do they think that Republicans will turn this dwindling economy around? They won’t. They’ve had six years and have focused on social politics that get them money and votes, but not jobs when even registered Republicans have answered the polls negatively; have stated that the focus on marriage equality and reproductive rights/conception is their platform even when their constituents don’t want that.
They have had the power in the House to take care of the economy and help Americans but instead, they’ve provided gridlock worse than an L.A. freeway or the NJ Turnpike on Thanksgiving weekend and if humanly possible it will only get worse. They will concentrate on making their fortune while continuing to do nothing.
They’ve contributed to hate talk, fear-mongering, to fact-ignoring and in its place they’ve offered “if I say it, it must be true, no matter how ridiculous.”
We’ve become a nation of paradoxes:
a land of immigrants who are anti-immigration.
a land of GI Bill recipients and subsidized housing that wishes its disabled veterans would go away, preferably quietly.
a nation that promotes the porn industry in private and then blames the subjugated for how they are treated.
a nation of individuals unless your individuality is that of transgender youth wanting to use the bathroom without harassment.
a nation of equality unless you’re a woman exercising your reproductive rights or a black teenage boy walking down a street.
It’s hypocrisy at its worst, and it will only get worse.
I propose a solution to this lame duck Congress. Instead of wasting two years getting nothing done and paying for it, waiting for the next election and watching the blame game dance of pass the House & Senate, vetoed by the President, we banish them ALL and hold the election again.
We have seven weeks.
Everyone back to your corners, everyone given the same exact amount of campaign funds, no interest groups, no DNC, no RNC, and EVERY AMERICAN ELIGIBLE VOTES.
Let’s see where this country stands when push comes to shove because this – what we have now – is worse than 1775 and we know what happened then.
Instead of GOTV, how about GOYA!
Serve jury duty.
Help your neighbor.
It’s not someone else’s problem; it’s everyone’s problem.
Where is the respect for a differing opinion? Buried under piles of interest group money.
It’s time to fix this system before it’s too late.