Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cast your vote

The poll booths are now open and we should all try our best to cast our vote. Not doing so is a waste of your rights, and an irresponsibility not only to your own future, but to that of future generations as well. It has become exceedingly clear that it is our only weapon against self centered, mediocre leadership. All I have seen with the McCain campaign is primarily negative ads highlighting Obama's weaknesses, while Obama's campaign was primarily one of highlighting his strength. I can clearly see the qualities of a leader and those of one feeling insecure.  Given current state of affairs, I don't know how any one can, with a good conscience, be rooting for the Republican party. Have we already forgotten the the famous quote by JFK "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country?" Sadly, Republican era seems have transformed the message  into "Ask not what your rich bankers and oil companies can do for you, but what you can do for your rich bankers and oil companies!"

Looking back at the yester years, we have been attacked by terrorists, and in futile retaliation, hunted them back like Porky hunting Bugs Bunny, loosing many young American lives and many of our freedoms in the process.  Our government has accused other countries of having WMDs when they didn't, and  have accused everyone, including Americans for "either being with us or against us." We witnessed the appointment of political buddies that had no relevant experience to high government positions, with devastating effects as evidenced by the Hurricane Katrina. We are having one the worst recessions, seen incredible gas prices which had dipped down just in time for the elections, the stock market has been down to the worst levels in decades, huge layoffs of hard working Americans while CEOs have made out with golden parachutes while bankrupting their companies, bank failures at levels unseen since the S&L crisis (again during Republican presidency), and people loosing a lot of their savings in 401K, not to mention loosing a family's most priced possession, homes, to foreclosures and the biggest increase in personal bankruptcies... all during Republican presidency of not 4, but for 8 consecutive years. Now the Republican campaign has taken on an opinionated, non taxpaying Joe "the Plumber" to be the center piece of their political campaign. If this is how its going to be before the elections, I don't want to imagine what it would be like after the election if McCain wins. Joe "the Plumber" would probably be the head of National Security, "Andy the Janitor" would be appointed to be the Supreme Court Judge, and Pam from Merry Maids will probably take over Bernanke's position, ad infinitum. Not that there is anything wrong with that!  Scary times indeed.

1 comment:

Joyful Alternative said...

And so many people didn't learn from eight years of experience!