First of all, at this historic moment, I would like to say to Eric Cantor…
What a great day for America!!
And, contrary to what you say, you are NOT “stepping down”…
You were TERMINATED! By your own constituents, no less!
Fired! Sacked! Canned! Let go! Given the axe!
(See ya… wouldn't want to be ya!)
Here’s my question: What has happened to this once great country of ours? I remember back in the day when both sides of the aisle not only spoke to each other, they actually ate dinners together and compromised and worked things out so we could have what’s best for America. And, oh yeah, they got their WORK done! There was a sense of ‘unity’ in the air.
House election districts were recognizable as familiar shapes like rectangles and squares and the heck with how many Dems and Repubs ended up in each. If you go back just 30 years and look at what was spent on elections compared to what is spent today you just wouldn't believe it!
And, what ever happened to us all working together for a common good? Remember developing nuclear deterrents to protect our nation from the evil Hun back in 1940? Developing vaccines? Remember pulling together to put an American first on the moon?
Along with social safety nets like Social Security and Medicare these were NOT private capitalistic corporate endeavors, these were putting the right folks together to work for the common good and they were mostly accomplished by our gov’t and it’s workers!
That’s right, if you can think back real far into the recesses of your memory (if you’re old enough, that is), you may remember a time when we didn’t vilify our citizens who worked for the gov’t on a daily basis. Our teachers and scientists and engineers were our next door neighbors. We saw them as integral parts to our overall plan to have America succeed and make life better for us all. We NEVER referred to them as ‘takers’ as they have now have been labeled by the republicans.
And while we’re at it, lets get ALL the private money out of the electoral process. It has not just damaged us as a nation, it is most certainly leading to the death of all we know and recognize as a democracy. Only the media benefits from this out of control ‘dark’ money spending. The Supreme Court has hastened our demise with their ‘Citizens United’ type rulings.
We must demand a Constitutional Amendment to fix this American death knell and I think that Senator Warren is just the person to write it!
So, let’s not just stand back and watch the republicans continue their attempt to sap the power from our women, our people of color, our poor, our immigrants, our gays, our veterans, our voters, our teachers and our other gov’t workers. Let’s get involved in the fight for Truth and Justice, two innocent nouns that are nearly mortally wounded these days by the relentless efforts of the party of Scalia, Alito, Cruz, Palin, Issa, Rubio, Gohmert McConnell and Ryan.
And, I almost forgot...
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW GETS OUT AND VOTES THIS NOVEMBER! IT IS IMPERATIVE TO OUR WELL-BEING AS A NATION!