Hey! Good evening kids. As I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been less than inspired as of late. I have to admit, It’s harder to come up with daily posts when I’m not venting. Go figure. I thought it would be easier to not to tell you about MRIs and radiation treatments and surgeries. I was mistaken. Tonight, however I found my muse or perhaps she found me. This afternoon on my brother’s Facebook page there was a spirited political debate. Anyone who knows me knows that I live for spirited debate of any kind especially political debate. My reply flowed from my hands with an ease I haven’t experienced in quite some time. The paragraph below is my reply to this afternoon’s debate and my feelings on political parties and the need to stop defining ourselves and start working toward a better tomorrow. Writer’s Note: Once I finished reading through this I decided it reads like a stump speech.
I staunchly believe that the president & vice president should be of different parties for this very reason. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. The give and take of ideas is often what produces the best results. The problem with both parties is that they spend some much time pandering to their political affiliations they do very little else. Leadership demands making tough decisions and if our *cough* “leaders” *cough* (using that term as loosely as I can) continue to appease the people who bought and sold them nothing will ever get done. Congress will just continue to sit with their arms crossed holding their breath until the middle class turns blue and dies. This country was founded on freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, etc. Somewhere along the way we’ve given up the freedom of thought & decision-making. Politicians no longer govern; they cover their asses with the base and beg for money. They make visits to Sunday talk shows and blow hot air. They ALL need to go back to their districts and look at how this nonsense harms the real people in their districts and then they need to get back to D.C. and sit down and LISTEN to one another and decide how to put the country back to work and how to save social security. They need to sit down and brainstorm how to help the poor without creating a lifelong crutch and they need to remember this country was built on the backs of the working class not the 1%. We don’t need political parties we need thinkers and doers with open minds and pure hearts.