How I Deal with Life.....

How I Deal with Life.....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My One and Only Political Manifesto...Ever.

I am a Liberal Republican Conservative Democrat who gets a little pissed off when hard core Republicans and Democrats try to bend and twist, lie, and misrepresent facts to suit their own little power tripping agendas.  A few well publicized political incidents this week forced me to do a little research. And I didn’t want to have to do that. I just bought a new ZZ Top CD and all I wanted to do was listen to it while I danced around the living room in my socks and Dr. Seuss sweatpants. 

One incident was from a speech that Obama gave on July 13.   This is what Obama said:

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.  There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own.  I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service.  That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires". 

Now you go interpret it.. don't allow the media to tell you what he said. Republicans twisted it, took it out of context, and tried to turn the speech into a missive directed against all hard working small business owners. They are trying to appeal to the average Red, White, and Blue Joe Blow American and convince him that the Big Bad President is turning this country into a socialist one. Republicans stretched it and went too far. But I had to research and dig a bit to come to this determination.

Democrats require their hard earned equal criticism too, because they are in no way innocent when it comes to underhanded sensationalism. The Obama Camp recently accused Romney of committing a felony because they insist that he misrepresented his position at Bain Capital (which he left in Feb 1999).  There is no evidence, only baseless conjecture. To quote: “Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter laid out the issue as the Obama team sees it ‘Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony. ‘Or," she said, ‘he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments,’ including layoffs and the outsourcing of jobs”. (

And a new Obama television campaign commercial screams, “Tax havens, offshore accounts, carried interest. Mitt Romney has used every trick in the book.” The commercial ends with: “Makes you wonder if some years he paid any taxes at all” (   Democrats have stepped over the line and are really tossing the proverbial clothes basket in an attempt to locate a grease stained shirt. And, to continue this inane laundry metaphor: it will all come out in the wash.

So both Democrats and Republicans have cookie crumbs on their pursing little lips and chocolate chips on their breath. And that leads me to the logical solution that both parties have been dipping in the cookie jar and trying to insult the intelligence of the American public. Well, maybe not “insult” because can you really insult the intelligence of a people who gather all their facts and opinions from sensationalistic media headlines?  I mean, we get what we deserve, right?

And just what, pray tell, is the point I am trying to make? Just this: The Democratic and Republican parties are both filled with self-serving, hypocritical power monger whores who will say and do ANYTHING to get your vote in November. They will twist facts, create facts out of opinions and thin air, blast quotes out of context, and accuse one another of all sorts of horrible actions from tax evasion to killing baby kittens to having sexual intercourse with ostriches, and oh my, I am so waiting for one camp to accuse the other of that last one.

So in November.. VOTE FOR ANYONE BUT A DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN. Both are starting to smell like stale fish left on the counter far too long. Neither represents me or what I hope and wish for this country. And, believe me, you are not required to drink the Kool-Aid.. you can have pink lemonade if you want. Really, you can.

My fifty-year-old menopausal self is just getting a little tired of voting for the lesser of two evils... it's become a contest to discover which political party will fuck up the country the least. And they aren't handing out Vaseline at the voting booth.

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