We want everything to be right immediately, we want jobs, we want social order. We want a Department of Justice that enforces the law equally across the board. We want Health Care for everyone, not just the lucky ones. We want to do away wtih 2nd class citizen status. We want Immigration reform. We want more, much more and we wanted it all yesterday.
Okay, we wanted it back in 2008 when we elected President Obama because we had been sitting on our hands, seething with disgust over the past eight years and we had suffered enough.
Imagine the wave of disappointment that hit the Nation when nothing was “back to normal” within the following few months. Maybe you don’t have to imagine it, maybe you are still suffering from it and who can blame you? – From the fist month that President Obama was in office, the GOP attacks were relentless. They kept pointing out all the things that had not been fixed by the new administration as if they had nothing to do with the why and how things got that way.
We bought into it. There is nothing more pervasive that negative attacks that are relentlessly spouted on our 24/7/365 media. The verbal diarrhea is consistently reinforced by the paid pundits and faces with names that have become so familiar in the network merry-go-round that we don’t question these people’s motives and how much they are getting paid to spout discontent.
Every one of the things listed at the beginning of this article is important and some will argue that they are all equally important and deserve immediate attention. I agree.
What we need to agree is that all parts of a house are important but there is a certain order in which the house needs to be built in order to support all other components. Are we on board with this analysis?
Apparently that is not the case, since in 2008, once again, democrats sat on their hands fuming over how slow the process was to get things back on track and how disappointed they were over President Obama not meeting their imaginary expectations and resolving their desperation. On the other hand, an awful lot of people enjoy misery. They are born complainers and they would complain even if unicorns grace their lawns leaving behind pellets of gold.
Obviously we wanted to help ourselves and our government by teaching the new administration a lesson and giving them something else to help our cause: We piled more on the overfilled plate and gave them the wonderfully cheerful, reasonable and enjoyable Tea Party.
I honestly thought we had seen the light and together we were going to make corrections in our local special elections. Then again, I suffer from the malady of thinking that as long as the glass has water, we are doing okay.
It seems to me that no one has really understood in full the magnitude of the financial mess, wars, and embedded personnel left behind by the previous administration for the new administration to deal with. Let’s be honest, we just don’t care about the particulars, we want to blame the person in charge because we did the hardest job of all: We took 10 minutes out of our busy schedule and voted. Surely, that alone should bring about the unicorns.
My final analysis is that we need to re-elect President Obama and in order to get all those house components in the right location we are going to have to do more than just vote. Gasp! – We actually need to be involved in our local politics and donate time and energy bettering the conditions in our communities. Yes, it is hard work, but a democracy for the people is worth the time and effort. Otherwise, we have a corporate front masquerading as a government in which sour tea and no crumpets will be served.
Edited by Wendy Gittleson