Just reporting on the facts of the Republican Primary run has left me feeling like Rush Limbaugh, but instead of the liberal hate campaign, I have reported on the Republican hate campaign that actually is going on.
Today I want to get back on a more practical message of a more positive note and that is whether we are Republican,Independent or Democrat we all can look at this as an election year that offers hope for all of us.
It has been many years since the libertarian Party has been able to offer the hope that it does to those who support Rod Paul. The Republicans are convinced that they can win against OBama and the Democrats are convinced OBama can beat either Romney or Gingrich.
For a while anyway, as Americans, we are all hopeful that our candidate can and will win.That is the kind of Democracy that makes America great. It refreshes the ideology of those who call themselves grassroots, although they are battling which candidate if any they can support, it does bring hope to all of us who either want to believe as we always have, or that God expects us to bring morality to law, or those of us who want to remain the same as we believe that given another four years, we will see a robust economy with cuts made to balance the budget and bring down the deficit, as the facts show it is currently in the plans. Whatever argument or persuasion we are this year, it appears to be offering hope to all of us.
That sadly will fade when we get back to the problem once the elections are decided, and find a Congress that refuses to budge off of the same old same old of business as usual. Too often in our desire to vote in or re-elect the President, we have over looked the fact or mistaken the idea that if we vote in a Democrat President then we will need a Republican Senate or Congress or vise versa. It is when we realistically look at the candidate that represents us the most and the party that will work with the President we choose,”We the People” can break the dead lock in both Congress and the Senate.
We too often think that the system in Washington is broken instead of looking at ourselves as to why it isn’t working. When the Republican Party is made up of moderates, conservatives, and Tea Party sponsored members, who all have different ideologies and refuse to budge on their own personal beliefs, and then the Republican Party blames Democrat leadership for not supporting them, how in the World can anyone realistically think a Democrat of any kind can solve the problem and the lack of cohesiveness that the Republican Party itself cannot mend or fix?
If the Republican people, themselves, do not agree to either elect a moderate,or a conservative, or a Tea Party sponsored majority so that the dead lock in their own Party stops, instead of concentrating only on getting rid of OBama, who quite frankly is not the problem with the Republican Party today, then Congress or the Senate, who do not have a majority group, will remain as dead locked as usual in the Republican Party, itself.
The same nastiness and negativity that we see going on amongst the candidates in the Florida race. is identical to what is going on in the Republican Party today, and yet both the media and the Republicans, themselves, are saying it is good that they are discussing this early and getting it out-of-the-way before the Democrats pounce on it, or we have 10 long months left before the election. No one seems to want to acknowledge that this behavior is normal in the Republican Party today or have any desire to stop it or at least try to mend it or fix it in their own party. As long as they deny it, the attitude of blocking all decisions made will continue amongst them, and they will continue stalemating the Congress and Senate regardless who is elected.
Obviously, if we are Republican,Independent,or Democrat and dealing with reality, over hate and denial, we almost have to be able to understand that with Mitt Romney trying to be a conservative because apparently being a moderate seems to be related too much to George Bush but a Conservative is related to Ronald Reagan, the discord will continue in the Republican Party.
Right now, if any of us have ever tried to put three little girls together for a play time and watched how two side against the other, then we have a pretty good idea of why the Republican Party cannot agree within its own membership.
By viewing the larger picture, If President OBama is finally going to have a Congress and Senate who will respect his leadership then we must elect people who will work with him instead of against him.
Until we all acknowledge, the media included, that currently the Republican Party cannot get along within its own Party, the only way that the deadlock in Congress and the Senate will be broken, is when the Republican Party figures out for itself if the GOP will become Tea Party sponsored ideology, Conservative in their ideology, or remain in the moderate ideology, no one will be able to lead, because no one in their Party is willing to compromise. Not even Ronald Reagan, whose name they like to invoke and who did raise taxes, would be able to break this divide.
It is time to get practical and to accept the reality of why the system does appear to be broken and why, instead of getting off on the ridiculous. The truth is, until the Republican Party can and does repair its own broken membership, deadlock will remain.
The only Party that can agree and get things done currently, is the Democrats. The liberals and centrist in the Party may not always agree but at least they can compromise without the third member of the Tea Party freezing off every decision they try to make,or the conservatives refusing to raise taxes while the moderates think they are the spokes people for the Party, and are too arrogant to listen.
While they demand that all members must agree on no more taxes, no more payments on birth control or on abortion to the poor, even in cases of unreported incest,rape, or sex slavery,if they really do want to cut the deficit or balance a budget, or if all Republicans must support the Ryan plan to eliminate Social Security and Medicare, as we know it, and no one wants to hear what “We the People” want, they must decide for themselves if they are with the middle class or against the middle class. Its time to get practical and to elect members who will compromise, while the Republicans try to decide just what it is the GOP does want their own Party to represent.Hopefully they will decide that at their own convention later this year.
When they do then we will all be able to hope again in the Democracy that has always made us and kept us strong. Its time to get both realistic and practical with our votes so that we get something done in Washington again, by voting for Barack Obama, who understands us and is working for us. “We the People” need to take back our rights to have the President we elect be respected by those, who we also elect, and will work with him instead of against him.