I am so tired of the media, its polls and those that it defines as powerful Americans. During the days of Walter Cronkite and Max Robinson the journalist profession was one of integrity and unbiased reporting. Today the media is nothing more than the puppet of a self-serving conglomerate that owns it. They are like political pimps don’t let them pimp your vote on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.
President Barack Obama was elected on the heels of the term limitations of the worst president America will likely ever see George W. Bush. Bush engaged America into two wars, one of which was a personal vendetta to avenge his father’s regret. He is the one that set the stage for record unemployment, corporate abuse, government spending, drug company payoffs and a mortgage crisis that has devastated the American economy with a serious trickle down effect. The effects of the pain that Americans now feel each and everyday; it is the most challenging time for finding employment that many of us have ever experienced.
During the 2009 presidential campaign, Senator John McCain in his desperation strategy chose a little known governor from one of America’s last states as his running mate, her name was Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin a high pitched not too intelligent, not too articulate and not too savvy woman has been transformed by the media into a political chameleon, a seemingly brilliant, powerful force in American politics.
Only in America could someone like Palin wave such a powerful wand that could affect so many lives. Only in America could someone like Palin be groomed to not only transform her personal appearance and style but also her ability to change the minds of people who are much more intelligent, much more politically savvy with so much to lose. I am not one that believes that all republicans do not have my best interest at heart because such as assumption would imply that all republicans are made the same and in fact that just is not so for republicans are people too. Both republicans and democrats are flawed humans with egos and self interest, constituent interest and corporate interest. My belief from a historical perspective is that I trust most republicans about as far as I can lift an elephant’s leg and that isn’t very far. For my life, historically they have not had my best interest on their agenda.
President Obama is the first president that happens to be of African American descent he is not the first African President that also happens to be a magician. He had no magic trick to overnight undo the damage that eight years of Bush spelled upon America. The state of America at the time President Obama took office was like a cut into the flesh, it has to bleed a little before you can cleanse the wound and allow it to heal. President Obama is attempting to cleanse the wound and not just put a band aid on it.
President Obama has delivered on Health Care; he has given corporate America the tools that they need to employ Americans (cash money). What now do you expect him to do, hire Americans himself? What say you worker from General Motors whose jobs was likely saved by the bailout? What say you retiree whose life long investment for the sunset years is still in tact? Instead of listening to the okee doke of the likes of Palin, O’Reily, Limbaugh and the others why not blame the likes of the Chief Executive Officers of insurance companies like United Healthcare, Aetna and Blue Cross and Blue Shield. They are the ones that make all the money that has a spiral down affect on doctors, their malpractice insurance, and the amount of time per patient they are allowed to spend with you based on a code which directly affects the level of care you receive. They are the ones that decide that you must leave the hospital twenty four hours after you have a baby or a surgical procedure that once gave you three days of stay.
Go ahead voters let Sarah Palin and the other manipulators cast your vote on Tuesday. They are using you to show their political savvy and clout. They want to be able to say “I Got the Power” and then they not you will benefit from more money and more visibility to manipulate you again. Sarah Palin will use you to say “See I don’t need to write notes in my hands anymore, I’ve got you where I want you. You will make me President and I will really “soccer” it to you.” Remember that those talking will not be living your life, paying your mortgage, doctor or grocery bills and they will not be paying your son or daughter’s tuition, you will. Rush Limbaugh promised to leave the country if President Obama and the Democrats passed Healthcare, it passed Rush and the last time I checked Rush you were still here, what is up with that?
Ask yourselves these questions before you vote on Tuesday “Was I such a bad judge of character when I vote for President Obama, Have I given him enough time to change America, Do the republicans really care about me or are they using me, Have I done my part to make a difference?’ Make sure you vote on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 but cast your vote using your own brain and vote not down a party or color line but vote like your vote, is your lifeline because it likely will be.