Dichotomy of the American Ethos: A Very Simple Guide to Voting in November 2012

 

After all of the politicking and pomp that accompanies the months before election time, many of us tire of the incessant finger-pointing and smearing between Presidential Candidates—in 2012 it is Obama and Romney but we all expect to see in each election cycle a certain level of pandering to constituents from both political parties.

I often find myself wanting to contribute to the malaise, but recently it has been too much to bear.

However, in order to offer something to digest on ‘youropinionmatters.me’ I have boiled down the entire political debate to two distinct choices. The American People will need to spend some time thinking about which direction they want the great USA to go, and the choice is as clear as the following:

  1.  Vote for the Greater Good, which relies on an ever expanding welfare state with no predetermined limit that is eventually destined to collapse and/or burden future generations with un-serviceable debt.
  2. Vote for the American Dream, which relies on individual perseverance, resolve, hard-work, and personal responsibility.

While the two are not mutually exclusive, there has never been a starker contrast for the American People. It is up to us. What is your opinion?

 

p.s. I give readers more credit than to select a third choice: to not vote at all–whether it be because of indifference or frustration.

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Condoleezza Rice: To VP, or Not to VP?

For any of you who missed Friday’s reporting of the Romney VP whisperings, Condoleezza Rice, the former Secretary of State under the Bush Administration, could potentially be at the front of the pack. We can all imagine how exhausting, yet important, the VP Candidate vetting process is for the Romney Campaign. Even before Romney reaches out to discuss moving to our Nation’s Capital for the next four years in the very first conversation with a potential VP Candidate, the team will have spent countless hours debating, analyzing and postulating reaction to all different kinds of politicians–from the well established politician to the freshly minted Tea Party favorites.

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The Vice President of the United States is an unusual, often times even undesired, political position. You are second in command to the greatest Super Power in the World, but you have little control over the administration’s (which by the way carries your name) direction in the event that you and your boss differ on any particular policy. And from the other perspective, you are responsible for standing behind the administration–and specifically the President’s politics–for better or worse. Continue reading

Fast and Furious – unabashed arrogance puts Obama in a tight spot; but is it better than the alternative for POTUS?

For those readers who watch MSNBC, NBC, CBS, or CNN, you may not be familiar with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, in addition to countless others, by weapons provided directly from the U.S. Government (specifically the ATF–“Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms”) to Mexican drug cartels and other vagrants. The operation, coined internally by the U.S. Government as operation “Fast and Furious”, was presumably orchestrated in border States like Arizona and Texas to facilitate crime scenes where murder weapons would be traced to U.S. firearms salesmen thereby providing the Obama Administration fabricated evidence that Americans’ coveted 2nd Amendment rights (the right to bear arms) to be indirectly responsible for Mexican drug cartel and other U.S./Mexico Border related violence.

Obama is in a tight spot because….. Continue reading

Cartoon_Obama's Church Trick

Cartoon_Obama's Church Trick

 Political Cartoon is compliments of Steve Kelley and Salem Radio Network News: Kelley, Steve. “Today’s Political Cartoon [February 10, 2012]. “Salem Radio News” and “Townhall.com.” Copyright 2012. Webpage accessed: February 10, 2012 at 9:49am. <http://srnnews.townhall.com/cartoons/cartoonist/stevekelley&gt;

….more on ‘my opinion’ to come. If inclined, share ‘your opinion’ in the meantime.

Hyperbole: Jim Byrd’s Prescription for Sanity

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the Curious Case of Evolution

Jim Byrd, a conservative political contributor for Examiner.com, published an article on January 30, 2012 that satisfied my political apprehension for the day. Mr. Byrd very eloquently reminded readers that sometimes it is better to fight liberalism with unrelenting humor and hyperbole than to try to fight fire with fire.

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In the case of Debbie Wasserman Shultz–just generally, I am often left either speechless or loud-spoken when watching her network news interviews. I either clench my fists and cry a little inside or rant and rave at the television with no affect but to annoy my girlfriend.

Upon reading Jim Byrd’s article, “Debbie Wasserman Shultz, and the Curious Case of Evolution,” (Byrd,) I was set at ease and felt encouraged to thank Mr. Byrd accordingly. Here is my comment on the article’s webpage:

Jim, I really enjoyed your article. Sometimes a little sarcasm and good-natured humor is the only way to keep from going crazy. As I imagine many of your readers similarly experience, I cannot keep my teeth from grinding, my fists from clenching, and my stoic indifference at bay when watching a Debbie Wasserman Shultz interview–talking points and all. I usually end up yelling some objection at the television in protest–to no effect but to annoy my girlfriend. Thank you for prescribing the remedy: good ol’ fashioned hyperbole.

On the eve of what is going to be one of the upcoming 2012 Presidential Race likely to be plagued by accusatory and negative political rhetorical from all political perspectives, I often wonder how certain Congressmen and Women get away with, if not untrue, certainly contrived and deceitful talking points. One particular Congresswomen sticks out in my mind as a habitual violator of what one would consider trustworthy politicking. That would of course be Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 20th congressional district, serving since 2005 and the Democratic National Committee Chairwomen. She is the congressional cheerleader for Democratic policies, liberal and humanitarian Utopianism (see Mark Levin’s “Ameritopia”), and most prominently Presidential Incumbent, Barack Obama.

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Pres. Obama: “I do what I want!” ; a “powergrab” or act of necessity born from a gridlocked Congress?

"South Park's" Eric Cartman

On January 5, 2012, the famed (or infamous to some) Rush Limbaugh, broadcast a pretty remarkable interpretation of President Obama’s recent decision to make controversial appointments through executive fiat during a Senate recess.

I think you may like reading his opening statement to his radio show today. Shortly after attempting to articulate my concern for Obama’s recent message, I realized I cannot summarize those concerns better than Rush Limbaugh’s broadcast.   Continue reading

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