Politics has always been somewhat of a gory dirty business, going all the way back to the early 1800’s when Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Andrew Jackson began the ‘spoils system’ and U.S. Grant started and defined the term ‘Lobbyist’. Dirty politics knows no party line.
But, in this the year 2012 politics seem dirtier and more sleazy than ever before. The candidates are more worried about (as Charley McClain once sang – ‘Who’s Sleeping With Who’?) than they are about trying to address the issues that are plaguing our nation and its citizens.
We have people losing their homes daily. People still out of a job (millions of them). Kids all across this nation (20% of them) going to bed hungry every night. Our schools are broken and need fixing both academically and structurally. Our roads and our bridges and our cities are crumbling and falling down. We have returning veterans both those who were and those who were not wounded coming home in need of care and/or jobs.
But, will the politicians address those issues? No! They are worried about what people are doing in their bedrooms. They are worried about who is sleeping with who and when they aren’t sleeping what they are doing to each other.
They have no desire to address the issue of hundreds of thousands of unwanted babies being born that many of their parents don’t want and won’t take care of. The politicians solutions to this? Ban contraception, make it a crime. Don’t teach sex education in schools, let the kids figure it out for themselves. Just tell them to abstain from sex. And of course the politicians are often perfect examples of why there should be sex education and contraception and why encouraging abstinence doesn’t work.
No politicians would rather talk about how terrible it is that we would even consider asking the Uber-rich to pay their fair share of the tax burden. They would rather talk about whether or not Barack Obama is or is not a Christian. Whether or not he is or is not from Kenya. Stupid issues that although they both have been addressed sufficiently to have been laid to rest years ago are still brought up by politicians who want to find a way to defeat our president.
Not because he isn’t trying to do something about the economy. Not because he isn’t trying to create jobs and put people back to work. Not because he isn’t trying to prevent our citizens from losing their homes.
No they can’t defeat him on those terms so they rail about birth certificates and doing away with Child Labor Laws. They would rather carp about whether or not he is a Christian or a Muslim (so what if he were?). They want to deny the right to vote to millions of our citizens by passing Voter ID laws. They want to put kids back to work at 8 or 9 years old cleaning schoolhouses instead of helping them learn.
They want to deny women (who are the clear majority in this nation) the right to decide for themselves what they can and can’t do with their own bodies. They want to take perfectly good parents and citizens and send them back into the closet, because of their sexual orientation. They want to take our military and make it an all male red-neck army, navy, air force, marine corp and coast guard, despite the fact that gays, lesbians and women have increased the over all effectiveness of our nation’s military units.
They want to tell everyone what religion they can or cannot worship. They want to create an elite police force that would be entitled to break your door down in the middle of the night and rush into your bedroom to see what you were doing with either yourself or your spouse or significant other.
For these politicians privacy isn’t in the constitution so you or me or any other American citizen isn’t entitled to have it. And voting rights are only for those who will vote the right way.
What a collection of cretins these candidates running to defeat Barack Obama are! To paraphrase Winston Churchill’s quote about nations ‘Barack Obama may not be the best candidate for president in the year 2012, but all of the others are so much worse!’
We need to get these people to stop trying to run the lives of women; quit bashing gays and lesbians and get them to hell out of our bedrooms. They have no business telling anyone anything because they are pure unadulterated jackasses! One and all! There should be a fitness test every candidate running for president would be required to take. Were there one now, I know at least 4 people who would not be in the race and none of them are named Barack Obama!” —– Bob Bearden
- Tea-Party Cretins continue the Crusade (markosun.wordpress.com)