We had an election, and all we got was a RECYCLED SET OF RASCALS

I have to admit it. I was getting pretty frustrated by the lack of progress we were making in terms of economic recovery.  I mentioned this to a friend & she send me a link to Rachel Maddow’s op/ed piece on what Obama had accomplished. She actually said, “The last time a president had  done so much, booze was illegal.”

Really?  OK.  It’s got to be true.  I took money out of savings and had the house rewired.  I invested in my house, banking on it not being a teardown (even though , were I to buy it now, I’d knock down a few walls).  Also, partly because of where I work, business is pretty good.  it is a pet hotel (the owner reminds me to not call it a kennel). http://www.wciu.com/youandme.php?section=home&assets=videos&assetID=10003738

is the link to  view how it is set up.

What does this have to do with the election?  Nothing , really. That’s the point. What Obama has been doing has been working! However, in this  Twitter Age, where all the inmates  (I mean voters & non voters)have shortened their attention spans, it’s all for naught.

They  forgot the last 8 years of  the gradual crumbling the Republicans gave us, and sent the wrong message—& the media is making a more garbled mess of that message!

I can’t believe the hubris —-actually, I should say chutzpah of the Republicans who got elected. They actually   believe that  Americans want a rollback on the gains made.

‘Take, for instance, health care—which they are  calling  obamacare.  I went to my doctor for a wellness visit (that’s what a check up is called these days by health insurance companies) & neither of us noticed how either health care delivery or cost has changed.  No change.  I may be required to  pay for insurance in the future, and more may be covered.  Maybe not.  The Republicans insisted in no single payer system.  What are they possibly going to do to  fix or change or  remove this?  They had  8 years & they did nothing—because they are in the pockets of the health insurance industry.

Remove  cap & trade & other environmental safeguards?  So far,  the environment is really not more protected.  They also had 8 years to address energy  security, & did nothing.  Our energy situation has affected the economy.  So how can they make it better now?

The best  thing is the economy. They saw us sliding into this morass. It was no real surprise. Many  of those involved with both real estate and the banking industries were warning for several years that  how things were  were untenable.  But they were making money. Everyone was. No need to  make more government regulations.

The only place where the Republicans  seem to think more government is better is in the area of reproductive health and abortion. They can’t make enough government controls  to make sure your own beliefs  can’t be used to decide when  life begins.

Finally, our foreign policy.  Seems both parties are in agreement. We have to do the same old same old & give money to corrupt regimes, including Israel and Egypt.  Keep supporting lack of respect for human rights,  lack of government transparency & either respect for rule of law  or development of rules of law.

The only consolation is that if they don’t do anything, or make it worse, in 2 years, we can throw these rascals out & get a different set of rascals.


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