Sunday, October 10, 2010
by John Alexander Madison
October 11, 2010
It’s just twenty-two days until the November 2, 2010 general election and I am tired.
I am tired of the endless stream of political brochures and solicitations for campaign contributions cluttering my mailbox on a daily basis. It makes we wonder if we can create a national no-junk mail list, similar to the national no-call list. Think of how many trees could be saved if we cut down on these mailings. Bad argument, I suppose, as trees are a renewable resource.
I am especially tired of receiving them from candidates who live hundreds of miles away. They seem to believe I have an extra $250, $500, or $1,000 to help them send me more unsolicited mailings. Sending them to me is a waste of money. I already know how I am voting in November and with ever increasing government spending, new taxes and fees I’m trying to hold on to what little money I have left rather than sending it to faraway candidates.
I am tired of all the robo-dial telephone calls we receive day and night. Apparently no-call lists do not apply to political campaigns. That’s too bad. Does anybody listen to these callers or do you hang up as soon as I do…about 3 seconds after I pick up the phone and hear who is calling? Leave me alone.
I am tired of four to five consecutive political advertisements during commercial breaks for every program on television. Listening to radio ads is about as tortuous.
I am tired of the endless negative ads placed by candidates or their supporters against their opponent. They do that, of course, because voters tend to believe everything they see or hear. And that is a pity because most of these shocking revelations about candidates are not factual…if anything they are fabricated “facts” from opponent speeches taken totally out of connect. They are, therefore, not true. If there is any truth in these claims I would rather hear it from a legitimate news source than from a political attack advertisement.
I am tired of candidates who don’t understand that most voters would rather hear about their qualifications and their priorities and solutions for the office which they seek. Rather, they engage in the politics of personal destruction because they know that it works.
I am tired of politicians running for re-election who won’t run on their records. But they can’t, since, they have achieved absolutely nothing positive in the last two years, unless you consider their failed stimulus plan and the records deficits and debt they have accumulated at the federal level and ever expanding government at the state and local levels. Some record.
I am tired of Democrats going on the offensive with endless attacks against Republican candidates, but I understand why. What else can they do, they have no record of success. I am tired of their head cheerleader, the President of the United States, who continues to play the blame game and the race card…the same President who takes no responsibility for any of his failed policies and programs. In the very least he should take responsibility for contributing to global warming through his non-stop rhetoric (“hot air”).
I am tired of the dangerous transformation disguised as “change we can believe in” (a move toward socialism) which is slowly and systematically destroying the fabric of our nation. As President Obama (a/k/a Barry Soetero) said on Sunday, people have a serious choice to make in November, a choice about what direction we want our nation to go. Wow, I couldn’t agree more, Mr. President.
Are you tired too?
If your answer is “yes,” you have the power to do something about it…vote Republican on November 2, 2010.