I stand here in shock at what just occurred in this country.
The Democratic Party sat back as a whole and allowed a bunch of miscreants to win on a big lie, corruption allowed the corporations to fully take over.
Where do I go when I become a citizen?
I just read Andrew Sullivan's blog about "the big lie" that was perpetuated over the last 2 years and I am in total disbelief at what just happened. How could this happen? I especially like this part:
If a black Republican president had come in, helped turn around the banking and auto industries (at a small profit!), insured millions through the private sector while cutting Medicare, overseen a sharp decline in illegal immigration, ramped up the war in Afghanistan, reinstituted pay-as-you go in the Congress, set up a debt commission to offer hard choices for future debt reduction, and seen private sector job growth outstrip the public sector's in a slow but dogged recovery, somehow I don't think that Republican would be regarded as a socialist.
This is the era of the Big Lie, in other words, and it translates into a lot of little lies—"death panels," "out-of-control" spending, "apologies for America" etc.—designed to concoct a false narrative so simple and so familiar it actually succeeded in getting into people's minds in the midst of a brutal recession. And integral to this process have been conservative "intellectuals" who should and do know better, but have long since sacrificed intellectual honesty for the cheap thrills of enabling power-grabs. And few lies represent this intellectual cooptation of talk radio/FNC propaganda better than the lie that Obama has publicly rebutted the idea of American exceptionalism
This in essence says exactly what happened.
How could educated republicans allow this to stand? Where are the grownups in the republican party?
This country has been just taken over by a bunch of rabblers who have no idea what they are doing and the majority of Democrats sat back on their arses and let it happen.
I hear people saying tha voting in this country is so important because people died for the vote but it does not look like most Americans take it that seriously to me.
How could you vote for President and just check out like your job was done? Don't most Democrats understand that it takes a long time to bring about change? One never gives up. Look at the African-Americans who fought day after day and year after year to get their rights. They never gave up because one issue was not done. How could people sit on their bums because their one issue is not taken care of.
As a soon-to-be citizen I am quite baffled. I dreamt of coming to this country all my life and finally I am close to becoming a part of it in a big way but now I feel so despondent about what I see.
I am a liberal/progressive but the more I look at the Democratic Party I see them compromising away the very things they should hold dear and take a stand on. The President seems at a loss and everyone is just flailing aroung as the country is being taken over by the most uneducated bunch of morons I have ever seen.
I have totally pulled back from watching anything political anymore. I do not watch Ed, Rachel, Keith or any of them anymore. I love them and they are doing the best they can but...
I am just tired.
Nowadays, I am only watching local news and the BBC. I cannot stand the fighting and posturing and calling names and acting out anymore. Nowadays I turn to comedy and am watching shows that make me laugh and lighten my spirit. I have to do this to remain sane and healthy because ingesting this toxic stuff day after day is not healthy.
I have come to this decision to back away because i do not see how I can do anything to bring about positive change anymore. Looks like the crazys have to run their course and I have to just let them. Life will go on whether I am here or not because i do not have a say in anything as a Permanent Resident. I can only watch and cross my fingers until I do become a citizen.
I just do not know who to trust anymore. The journalist all seem to be co-opted and they cannot even stand up to FOX. One by One CNN,ABC,CBS, NBC have all come under the spell of FOX. They just follow whatever crap FOX puts out and allows it to spread by repeating it.
I am watching this and thinking that I am in the Twilight Zone and it will all get back to a place of rationality but this shite is for real.
This is just incredible!
Then Tucker Carlson turned around and did this whole impersonating thing with regards to Keith O and it seems as if he is going to get away with it.
It seems like the more you behave badly the more rewards you reap in this country.
No wonder this happened:
Central Fla. prof offers deal to cheating studentsTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A business management professor at the University of Central Florida is offering his cheating students a deal: Confess and take a four-hour ethics class and their college transcripts will be wiped clean.
Richard Quinn says he found out that as many as a third of his 600 seniors at the Orlando school had cheated on a recent midterm. He says a student anonymously dropped off a copy of the test with the answers. Every student had to retake the exam this week.
Students had been expecting a lecture on mergers and acquisitions, but instead, Quinn offered his deal. The lecture has been captured on a YouTube video.
He says those who don't turn themselves in and instead get caught face the prospect of not graduating.
He tells ABC News that about half the cheaters have confessed.
If these leaders do not get in gear we will have a bunch of losers running for President in future generations.
Right now when I become citizen I do not know who to vote for.
I am very sad about this and am hoping that common sense prevails soon.
For Gods sake know what you have in this country and stop taking it forgranted. Get out there and take your country back before all is lost.
Please am begging you get engaged as citizens of this country and put this damn car back on the road! Many of us who are hoping to one day become American are depending on you.
TAKE YOUR COUNTRY BACK NOW!!!
The republicans only used this as a mantra to win in 2008 but as an outsider looking in they do not seem to really care about this country or value its importance in the world. They only want to win regardless to who they hurt. Don't let them consolidate in 2012.
TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK NOW!