I just had a discussion on Facebook. All I did was post a video I thought was funny, but a couple of right wing friends got sort of emotional about it. This was one of my answers and thought I’d go ahead and make a blog of it. (Hint to those who have friends on the right and want to remain friends: they take Sarah Palin and Fox News seriously).
American politics is a pendulum that swings back and forth. The Republicans had control of two branches for six years. It was split for two years. Democrats have two branches now. It will probably be split again after next week. My guess is that the Presidency will shift back and forth, as will the Congress, for many years to come.
This is the way it has been, and the way it will be.
Rather than focusing on these wonderful, pure thoughts that you believe so strongly (ie. pure capitalism is great; pure socialism is evil) — why not be realistic? It’s a pluralistic system. Obama is not a socialist. We have a huge country and it requires a huge federal government in order to function. Somebody must be the CEO of this giant corporation, and some people must make spending decisions. It doesn’t mean they’re evil. It’s a hell of a task.
Your ideologies are wonderful for dormitory bull sessions and Fox News stockholders, but why not be real and put forth some ideas that can make this a better place to live, for us, our children, and grandchildren?
Sooner or later, your political party will prevail and have the opportunity to govern — as they did throughout the past decade.
I wish they could be a little more responsible with the budget, national security, and public discourse. The last time they had complete control — from 2000 through 2006 — they blew up the deficit, sliced and diced races and religions, neglected infrastructure, and spent our prosperity on war and extreme wealth for the very richest of the rich.