As elections in the U.S. again approach, there are many unanswered questions. However, something made very clear over the past two years and counting is the GOP’s firm stand on their goal of focusing to make President Obama a one term President.
Now the Republican Party is trying to get their people to back, endorse and in many cases just accept Mitt Romney as their potential Nominee. What is difficult about this concept has nothing to do with Romney himself. The fact is, the GOP has shown such a disdain for President Obama and over these months of primaries, it’s proven they would stand behind anybody who was a registered Republican. What does that say about their leadership or ideas for our Country? Who are they putting first?
Over these past few years in Congress, their focus was to prolong things, cause confusion and uncertainty and make sure nothing positive happened under President Obama’s watch. What about the American people? Time has been clicking by for everyone.
This has left little tolerance amongst most Americans and has not only caused more division between the parties but it has also cost more tax payer dollars, our credit rating to be dropped and more importantly is a horrible reflection on the U.S. both at home and abroad as well as to our youth. This period of time will go down in history. What does that say about us, our government and how we allow our government to run?
The question is why is this able to continuously happen? This is not unseen or discovered years later. This is going on in front of our eyes with live T.V. cameras capturing it, recording live interviews with blunt statements going back and forth.
It is said that “all politicians lie” or “that is how things happen in Washington” but who works for who? Who does the voting?
As a voter in this age of 24 hour news cycles, Internet and the capability to gather information from a variety of sources at any given time, it puts more information in the hands of the voter.
A person can watch or read an entire speech instead of a portion that may have been forwarded via email or shared on the local news station, Twitter, Facebook, Cable News Network, etc.
By visiting different media sources, it enables the viewer, the voter, to gather a better understanding of the candidates (on both sides) instead of being fed chosen outtakes which could potentially be taking the segment out of context, misinterpreting the message.
As we go into these campaigns leading up to the November elections, it is clear attack ads will start showing up everywhere. Emails will be sent out using statements that appear in these ads. Overnight, “facts” are born from attack ads. This is not new but it is easier to spread in a variety of ways, instantaneously.
All voters need to take a clear look at our country and the candidates running. Voting should not be viewed as some political weapon by a voter or the candidates. This is not a game about which side can win. This is about everyone and it does come down to each vote. Those freedoms that have made America so strong should not be able to bring division to America.
What is done in Washington should be for the good of America and its people, first and foremost. It is not about votes, sponsors or election cycles.
What goes on in Washington should be an example of what makes America stronger, a place of pride and honor, and the respect of those elected to uphold those values always.