I really never cease to amaze me how us voters keep doing the same thing over and over again the same way each time but expect a different result. How can we expect to award a party which has delivered very little in the last two years and was in charge for the last eight to suddenly develop a flair for working well with others? We are under that assumption that two years was all that it would take to fix a problem that took much longer to break and instead of staying the course we took the turn and wonder why we are lost.
“If there was one thing American voters made abundantly clear on Nov. 2, it’s how unhappy they are with politicians and the way things work – or more often don’t work – in Washington.” “Survey after survey has shown that the majority of voters want their elected representatives to do a much better job of coming together to solve the country’s problems .” “So will things improve after the “shellacking” that voters gave to Democrats in handing control of the House over to the Republicans?” “Few Americans appear to be counting on it.” “A whopping 81 percent thought that gridlock – in which the two political parties cannot agree and thus don’t pass any meaningful legislation – is likely to occur in the two years leading up to the next presidential election.” “If gridlock is the order of the day, however, Americans are far less in agreement over whether that’s good or bad.” “Analysts warn that if Republicans go too far in blocking Obama in order to keep their own base happy, they could quickly lose the newfound support of those independents” (Sasseen, Jane, 11/22/2010, Yahoo! News, Impact of midterm elections? Most Americans bet on gridlock, Retrieved www.yahoo.com ).
I have been unemployed for over 11 months now and can not seem to find any kind of job that will allow to properly providing for my family. I am stuck on a less than $500.00 per month and making a few dollars in between. I do get unemployment because I was self-employed and I will not seek welfare. I do this because I know that really soon things will get better and I can see things happening around me to prove this. From this vantage point, all I can offer to my fellow Americans is to “have a little faith”, stop thinking that just because there’s an election does not mean that it’s time for a change.