“As the arteries grow hard the heart softens.” I’ve unusually been critical of both political parties for most of my adult years, but now nearing 90 I have a soft spot in my heart for both parties.
The Democrats made history by electing the first black President compelling the Southern congressional leaders and clandestine racists in the North to make sure he wouldn’t be successful.
They have been partially successful in creating another reprobate who is a Muslim, Socialist, non Citizen, Hitler plus a Witch Doctor with a bone in his nose. In this adventure of destroying this tyrant the government has become stagnant, lowering the opinion of both parties. The Republicans have a contest between Tea Party/Evangelicals and what remains of the party’s pragmatic corporations.
The Democrats have only one choice of a candidate who will suffer the present fate at the hands of the congress, destroying anything he suggests. If I was his adviser I would let him know he has done his job in breaking the color barrier. The mess created by previous administrations is beyond any quick fix as our government is completely in the hands of those who have purchased it in the past 40 years. He should take his wonderful family and move back to Chicago where his family can have a normal life. Allow his opposition the opportunity to put their trickle down program back in action. He can do more good for needy Americans as a private citizen than as a scapegoat for his opposing party.
My real story explores the fate of any of the prospective candidates prepared for failure if elected. The mess our country is in will not be improved for many-many years. I have been quite accurate in my predictions of the economy and the consequences of our wars since the Reagan years. The reason for my vision in these areas is that to know where you are going you need to know where you’ve been and I’ve been there.
Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman agrees with me that “financial deregulation by Ronald Reagan ushered in an era of rampart greed in finance. Republicans ruthlessly hacked back New Deal and Great Society programs to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.”
In the 2012 election voters will be just as successful in flipping a coin to select a candidate. I have a soft spot for Romney as this is his second try and has spent a lot of money and really intensely desires the job. As a caustic critic of Obama he should easily make the needed corrections of Obama’s failures.
Gingrich has lost because of his wife’s Hair Do, but plans to use any delegates he accumulates in a trade for a cabinet position. Santorum would be an interesting pick as watching him debate Obama would provide me with some much needed laughter and would be the first choice of the comedians. He would be the first Pope in the White House.
We must admit that besides ethnic segregation our country has increased segregation along class lines. The millionaire politicians running the country are oblivious of the lives of ordinary Americans. The two party system of government has spilled over into two Americas.
“When you think of nations, you think of people who have coalesced to enhance and protect their shared interests. Historically, those people have lived within the same geographical borders, but I think geographical borders and location generally are becoming irrelevant to the identification of a “nation.”