Think about it, right now, as I see it, we have one decent party and one party filled with extremist lunatics. Thats not good for our Country, how are we ever going to learn from each other, make better decisions and have a thriving America when these are the choices. We have so much going on, so many problems to solve, so much is at stake and yet we dont have anyone to turn to. When I was a kid and Reagan was president the Republicans were normal people; they had differing points of view but that just made the Democrats better. You need a good opponent to keep yourself in top form, and to produce top results for the Country. Like I have mentioned in the past on these pages, I never considered myself affiliated with any party, I wanted to hear the ideas from the best and the brightest. For about a decade or so the GOP has turned itself into a laughingstock, an anti logic, anti science, anti fact party. Thats such a travesty, a serious travesty for the our future. When you count out facts, science, and logic how is it that you think we can move forward and tackle the tough problems that we face. In addition to that I see the GOP as a party of haters, a party that excludes non whites, gays, hispanics, people in need. Now this might be political gold for Democrats but its not for everyone else. I want to hear competing visions of the best ways to solve our problems, the best ways to make a better future. Culture wars are boring and they are a distraction. The same people who are against gay marriage now are the ones who were against inter racial marriage in the past. We need to move past petty arguments and look at the big picture.
Today our biggest problems are unemployment, our ability to properly govern the U.S., and our long term debt and deficits. But what are our politicians doing? They are posturing, giving ultimatums, they are wasting time. All of these issues need immediate attention and they arent getting it because both sides seem more interested in winning the news cycle than actually making things better. This is only going to lead to more and more stagnation and a worsening of our economy. Seriously, the GOP threatened last year, and today, to have the United States of America, the worlds largest economy, default on its debt? Last year that threat caused tremendous harm: slowing the economy, slowing hiring, slowing consumer confidence, slowing consumer spending.
What I want to see is a smart thriving GOP that has good alternatives to todays problems. I want to hear their ideas, specifics, on how markets ail work themselves out about hiring, healthcare and cutting big government. I want to hear what they mean by big government. What exactly would be cut, what exactly would they get rid of? And how will getting rid of that help the Country to better days ahead. A strong GOP will make a stronger DEM party. Good ideas from both sides make for better thought process and better outcomes for the American people. I dont want to hear a GOP that runs on a message of anti gay issues, anti healthcare issues; I want to hear a strong solid GOP talk about how we get the longterm unemployed back to work, how we lower the deficit and debt without causing more fiscal harm, how we make our Country better. Instead we hear stalling, threats of going over the fiscal cliff, defaulting on our debt, cutting programs that help the needy. Thats not good for anyone. Instead present ideas that are win/win for the country, for the needy, for the unemployed, for the future growth of the Country.
We really shouldnt be divided as a Country like we are. We all want the same things, employment, safety, a prospering Country. I would like to see ideas from both sides of the isle that are actually good. I want an end to posturing, saying anything to keeping your job. I would like every member of Congress and the Executive branch to think nothing other than what will make our Country better. How will we get the 25 million un/under employed back to work, what can we do to secure the United States of America as the best place on earth to live or aspire to coming to.
Barack Obama has been a mediocre president in my view, what I want to see in the future is a GOP that can talk in facts, that can have good ideas everyone wants to hear about, not just the haters. This will not just make our Country better it will keep the DEMS on theirs toes and make them have better ideas too. The anti-fact thing, doesnt work.