The hostile environment surrounding our elections seems to eat away at one’s core. In order to prevent such an occurrence, one has to step back, breathe deeply, and take a broader view of the picture.
The political landscape has disintegrated into millions of dollars worth of negative ads…running 24/7. And, of course, there are the media pundits only too ready and willing to guide us through the maddening maze.
I’ve made my choice…I voted for President Obama.
These next few days are just gravy.
My brain continues to sift through all the lumps, so that what’s being dished up is…more palatable.
Through all the noise, the media has offered snippets of this Administration’s accomplishments.
To name a few.
Equal pay for equal work…insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions and for dependents until age 26…tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses…the elimination of terrorist leaders, including Osama bin Laden…repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell”…temporarily allowing children of illegal immigrants to remain in the country in which many were born, until more can be done.
Granted, the President has not done all things…for all people. What President has?
What’s disturbing is the ugly rhetoric that has been allowed to surface.
Former New Hampshire Governor John Tsununu has no qualms about slinging racial eptithets in the President’s direction.
One of the most frequent offenders along those lines from Democrats’ point of view, former New HampshireGov. John Sununu, stirred the pot again Thursday night. Appearing on CNN, the national co-chair for the Romney campaign told host Piers Morgan that he believed Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama was essentially based on race.
Mr. Sununu said: “I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States – I applaud Colin for standing with him.”
He later walked back his comments, issuing a statement saying he believed Mr. Powell’s endorsement was based on “his support of the president’s policies.” But Sununu has previously come under fire for other remarks perceived as having racial implications, such as calling the president “lazy,” and saying he wished he would “learn how to be an American.”
Then there’s the abominable Donald Trump who, from time to time, has interjected himself into this presidential election. Seemingly to draw the conversation away from serious issues, allowing him to momentarily bask in the spotlight, usually…to his complete embarrassment.
It’s not difficult to locate further YouTube examples of right-wing disdain for the Blacks, dating back just a few years.
There’s conservative FOX Channel TV’s Glenn Beck who tends to run off at the mouth…but when confronted about his deep-seated beliefs…refuses to own them.
And then there’s a member of Governor Romney’s church, who clarifies the Mormon viewpoint of Blacks…as being the descendants…of Cain.
So it makes one wonder, why…in spite of President Obama’s accomplishments and an economy that is on the upswing…whites are lining up in droves to vote in favor of Romney. In particular, white men.
…a curious phenomenon…or not?…
Hear, hear! Upwards and onwards Hugmamma… the truth shall set us free! Both of us can see what is fueling this ugliness…. Sad, very sad! TY for your boldness!
Thank you for your kind words. I know politics can turn people away. Most prefer to escape reality, including me. However, as this Presidential campaign progressed it became increasingly evident that more was afoot than the usual, political banter.
As I’ve indicated in a previous post, I feel an affinity with President Obama because, like me, he hails from Hawaii. We share the same Aloha Spirit for others, particularly those who need a helping hand. As a result, I’ve been particularly sensitive to the abuse he has endured, beginning with the birther movement, the accusations that he is un-American, that he is a stand-in for the Muslims or the Communists, that he is stupid and lazy, that he is asking for another Civil War. How much can one man take? Not enough, it seems.
When the President is re-elected, it will be a win for “every man,” especially the “little man.” Those of us who can’t take on the Goliaths individually. But en mass…
…david’s slingshot is…a rocket for truth!!! hugs… 🙂