With midterm elections a couple of days away, and most media sources predicting losses for the party of intellect, tolerance and rationality, I am still optimistic in the intellect, tolerance and rationality of my fellow Americans. Most think I'm wrong.
I am thinking that the noise from mass media is only that, noise, and there is a quiet majority who will turnout to vote the way they did in 2008, and not give the shovel back to the ones who dug us into this ditch in the first place. But I am concerned.
What concerns me the most is the utter lack of respect the Republican party has for the American people. As our president said when he visited Oregon last week, they think we have Amnesia. And they're right! Many, many do. They're counting on that. Sad. Same old ideas, same old rhetoric, same old men.
In a moment (((( just a moment!!! )))) of sympathy for thinking Republicans, it must be difficult for them to see their party hijacked. Where are the thinking Republicans that find it difficult? Staying quiet perhaps, finding it untolerable, and planning to vote for intellect, tolerance and rationality. Or will they vote for candidates who refused to debate, be interviewed, share their platforms or be heard beyond their canned tv spots? Another moment here to thank the Supreme Court for the circus they allowed to play out on our screens.
In the end, perhaps a Tea Party controlled House of Representatives is what we deserve. Clearly the pain the Bush-Cheney era generated couldn't prevent American Amnesia. Two more years will certainly let us feel the pain of what going backwards means more intensely. And we can only hope for a Sarah Palin presidential run in 2012.
I hate pressing the pause button, but if we have to, pressing it after we have healthcare reform, Wall Street reform, equal pay act, 2 more women on the Supreme Court, no new wars started, and a President who will continue to rock, is some solice.
I am still looking for a cure for American Amnesia between now and Tuesday, the strain of amnesia that makes us forget the power of each and every vote, vote, vote!