I’ve been accused many times of being a very negative person, always looking for the downside of things. I can’t deny this but I feel it’s always good to see the pro’s and the cons of ones actions before one takes them so that one is not surprised afterwards. In this case, I feel my negative sense over the upcoming 2010 elections is justified and I believe it should be plainly obvious to many if not all.
As many of you know I tend to lean Conservative in my political opinions and more often than not this puts me on the Republican side of most debates. Because of this I find it hard to agree with most if any Democrats out there, especially this current Administration and those leading both Houses. I guess this would lead you to believe I will likely be voting for Republicans all the way in these upcoming elections and you would be correct but to be honest I don’t feel that my vote will actually be towards making things better for this country. The way I see things today and what they will be after November 2, 2010 lead me to believe that we are in for a los-lose situation where regardless of who ends up in control of the Houses things will still continue to go downhill.
Think about it, all this current administration has done is pass a healthcare bill that most were against and many who weren’t are not questioning it and passed a stimulus bill that did nothing to help the economy and did very little to save jobs let alone create any. neither is a positive as far as I’m concerned. Now they are debating on the tax cuts that will expire in January and they can’t even reach an agreement on this one. The real problem? Even with all the control in the world the Democrats have failed to not only fix any of the problem plaguing this country for the past few years, but have also failed to get everything they wanted (which to me is a good thing though but says a lot about how their party is more divided within itself). On top of this they have spent most of their time blaming the Republicans who have little power these days to even stop them and an administration that has long since been gone for nearly 2 years are are not responsible to actions taken by this current administration and the effects of these actions. Basically, the Democrats failed even when they had all the power this country could grant them, control of all 3 houses.
But one would think that simply getting rid of as many lousy Democrats from the 2 Houses as possible and giving the Republicans control over the Houses would solve this problem right? Not necessarily. You see, from my point of view, no matter who stays in control, very little if anything will be accomplished except for perhaps a consistent poo flinging battle for the next 2 years if the Republicans take control of the Houses. Basically, if the Democrats stay in control then more of the same “nothing” will continue for another 2 years with the possibility of “making things worse” if they decide to unite again and not be against each other as they are right now. In case you haven’t been paying attention, not only are many Democrats trying to save their jobs by staying clear of being linked to President Obama but some have actually come out and made statements against him and his policies. Talk about every man for himself. But if the Republicans take control of the 2 Houses then it will be 2 years of “nothing getting done” and “the Republicans block everything” or “Obama refuses to sign it” debates and arguments. In the mean time our country will continue to fall, the people will continue to lose jobs, homes, vehicles and eventually life and who knows, we may even follow in the French footsteps and start riots and protests.
Oddly enough not all may be lost. Although things have not changed much (Hope & Change? Yea right!) and we continue to be provided with the choice of “the lesser of 2 evils” every election year, I would rather have Republicans in charge of the Houses this time around as I would prefer that nothing gets done rather than having the Democrats continue to pass useless policies every time they finally decide to agree with each other. Besides, this may actually wake people up and perhaps a 3rd party candidate may arise from all this BS and force the people of this nation to stop settling for less-than-mediocre politicians. I’m not saying 2012 will be the year of the Independent presidential candidate, but it can be a chance to bring so real change, not this BS “Hope & Change” we were promised but were actually duped on, well, I wasn’t duped. I didn’t vote for the guy. I’m not that gullible.
So what do you think? Do you truly believe that these elections will actually do us any good regardless who stays or gains control of the Houses or will it simply make things worse by either having more of the same BS from the Democrats not being able to unite amongst themselves or by not getting anything done at all by the Republicans and this Administration? Or will this be the beginning of “darkest” moment “before the sunrise”?