Before you go thinking that I am supporting the Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan Ticket you should know up front that I AM NOT. As a matter of fact, I AM NOT SUPPORTING OBAMA OR ROMNEY at this point. I am leaning very heavily towards giving my vote to the former Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson. Many will say that I would be throwing my vote away, however I will reserve the right to change my choice at the last minute. And I can guarantee you that I will be waiting until the absolute last second before casting my vote. But right now I cannot in good conscience vote for either candidate as they will only perpetuate the status quo of their respective broken-down political ideologies.
Both Democrats and Republicans have refused to protect the interests of the people as they have slithered comfortably into bed with the Special Interests and Lobbyists. And anyone who has taken the time to read the fine print of all that political clutter now inundating our mailboxes can clearly see that the candidates from either side of the aisle are being backed by Big Money Interests. As an Illinoisan, I am offended that "outside sources have been, and continue to be, pouring millions upon millions of dollars" into our local and state elections.
The saying that "all politics are local" is very real and very important. So it goes without saying that with so many outsiders now trying to control our destiny the people of Illinois should be rejecting them wholesale. Matter of fact, the increased actions of these Big Money Interests should finally become the tipping point where voters here say "enough is enough already." I mean isn't it bad enough that we have been under the dictatorial thumb of Michael Madigan and his corrupt cadre of legislators for nearly 30 years? But let's not kid ourselves either, the US Supreme Court has erred badly by allowing "unlimited money" to make its way into the process. We don't need more political insiders adding their two worthless cents into our affairs.
Getting back to the presidential election, I think people need to reject President Obama because he was given his chance and quite frankly - he failed. You know I once said that Barack Obama had the stuff to be a really good president but only if "this messenger of change and hope could separate himself from the real shakers and movers of the Democratic Party." Well not only did he not take full control - he allowed those divisive forces to call the shots in his first two years, if not longer. Yes, it is true that the man inherited an economy in the shitter. But unlike the fact twisting political pundits - I am not convinced that that was entirely the fault of former President George W. Bush. Sure Bush must take some of the blame - but we cannot forget that it was former President William Jefferson Clinton who set into motion the Collapse of the Real Estate Markets with his reckless policies. That is what ultimately brought the economy to its knees!
Of course, Democrats (and President Obama especially) like to infer that the economy and all her woes are somehow attributable to the 1%, that by the way suspiciously only includes Republicans. Well Mr. President, don't be ignorant - yes it is definitely the 1% - but it clearly made up of both Democrats and Republicans! So to infer otherwise is disingenuous (although you have gotten quite good at that in your first term).
If President Obama truly wants to be the agent of change and a man of hope then he needs to begin with telling the truth first. But in true Chicago fashion he just says fuhgettaboutit! Spinning bullshit and avoiding any mention of the fact that nearly every member of the US Congress have succumbed to the enormous amounts of money being handed out by the special interests is something he just won't do for fear that his own re-election war chest would suffer. So instead of calling an ace an ace and living up to his words that re-election isn't what drives him - he continues to follow a path that will destroy the middle class and more importantly drive owners of small business into bankruptcy.
And if you don't believe me just ask one of the "Joe the Plumbers" his policies have killed:
You know, the only thing voters should be asking themselves next week is if they are really better off today than they were four years ago. That is the only question that should influence who they will vote for. President Obama simply does NOT deserve to be re-elected and although I intend to vote for Gary Johnson for my own reasons - Mitt Romney could still wind up with my vote at the last minute because he has at least earned the same chance that was given the current agent of change who failed in his endeavor.
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