The republican party would have us all cowering in fear in the corner furthest from the front door, shotgun in one hand, bible in the other, all savings stuffed in the mattress we are sitting on with fox news blaring on the tv set.
I don't know about the rest of you out there, but that shit sure does sound boring as hell to me!!!!
McCain, Fox, Drudge, Town Hall (lead by right wing nut case fanatic Hugh Hewitt..bless his heart..) and the other right wing fundie wackos would have everyone believe that an Obama presidency or even a democratic majority in the nut house we call congress (with a McCain presidency) would lead to an all out marxist state, a cross between what the russians had before that shit blew up in their faces and an orwellian big brother-wake-me-when-its-over...but we already have the latter don't we?
For the citizens of a country to thrive, there has to be an environment for them to thrive in. Just as we have air to breathe and water to drink in our environment, there has to be an economic environment that enables and welcomes the participation of all citizens.
The Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, that licensed the greed and insanity of credit default swaps is a good example of a disease introduced into a healthy environment.
This bill passed the US Senate with 100% of the senators voting for it. That's right sports fans...theres enough guilt to go around for both parties. Look it up .... on the last page, 262 there is pre-emption that makes sure that no one is prosecuted by state or local authorities for gambling or running a bucket shop. (Bucket shops were essentially betting parlors on stock prices during the last 1890s and early 1900s, they were outlawed in 1907 after a market crash) so the 2000 lame duck congress brings 'em back.
Its a fact that many democratic senators, Barney Frank comes first to mind, were paid a lot of money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Its also a fact that both Obama and McCain were making noise about theses institutions as early as 2004.
I have contacted my two US Senators and advised them that they are idiots. I also reminded them that they are elected by voters and this voter would never vote for either one of them again. I also have a bet with my husband that neither one has the nerve to contact me by email or phone or personal visit as well.
The people we elect are supposed to be leaders. Their mission is to represent the people. It is abundantly clear that the members of the US congress and senate DO NOT represent the citizens of the USA. They represent their own self interest and the interests of the lobbyists that stuff their pockets in return for votes.
As for me....I am voting for the new guy, it's time for the old guys and gals to go. Especially Nancy Pelosi, Dick Lugar, Kay Bailey Hutchison, John Cornyn, Barney Frank, Hillary Clinton and all the rest of 'em!
We must elect people to represent us that have as their mission the duty to represent all citizens, to make sure that the educational, economic and health care environments are healthy so that all can participate each according to his ability and that the elderly, disabled and impoverished will receive according to their needs.
No one is talking about passing out free money to anyone. The money police are not going to raid the homes of the wealthy, open the safes, or drive the owners to the banks to withdraw their money at gunpoint...but ... that's exactly the picture that is being painted by the republican party and the right wing fundie wacko media right now.
We must have an equitable economic environment that makes sure no one is hungry, homeless, without health care and without education. I don't see that with the current congressional, senatorial leadership or a mccain presidency either.