What, if anything, has changed?
That’s the question everyone should be asking of themselves. A year and a half of almost constant campaigning, six billion dollars spent on electioneering, countless hours spent by volunteers on all sides of the political spectrum and a circus played out in the media. But what really changed? Can you answer that question? I can.
We still have the same President and basically the same political party composition of the House of Representatives and the Senate. We got a bunch of the same- pure and simple. At least where our
leadership, or lack thereof, is concerned.
Whether its corporate welfare, food stamps, Obamacare or crony capitalism. And the
Government is dependent on handouts from the Federal Reserve, China, Japan and other entities dumb enough to fund the “American Empire.”
America used to be a bright shining beacon of economic and personal freedom.
Now we are a nation divided that stands for nothing.
Don’t believe me?
I’m just a schmuck who backed the loser, so what do I know anyway? And contrary to popular belief – I didn’t think Mitt Romney would solve all the problems facing this Nation. I was just hopeful that he wouldn’t try “putting out fire with gasoline” if I may borrow a lyric from David Bowie.
Will President Obama fix anything in a second term? Who knows? I will pray for him as I have done in the past. And if he follows through on the platitudes disseminated in his acceptance speech, I may even become a fan.
One thing is certain, if America is to be redeemed and returned to greatness, it will take leadership.
A Liberal Democrat friend sent me a YouTube clip of HBO’s The Newsroom, and the Jeff Daniels character made a very powerful assertion after rattling off a series of anecdotes illustrating the decline of this once-great Nation:
“The first step in solving any problem is recognizing that there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore”
That’s a hard reality to come to grips with but its painfully true.
And endless political bickering and infighting will solve nothing.