On the eve of the election . . . HERE'S A THOUGHT from Charles Shaughnessy
The Democrats are doing it again! Not so much shooting themselves in the foot as blowing their own brains out!
Despite a self-described “obstructionist” Congress and a relentlessly personal and vicious campaign of vitriolic hate, this President has not only saved the country’s economy from utter disaster (it had already fallen off the cliff in 2007) but actually managed to substantially lower the deficit, claim a string of Stock Market records, lower joblessness to almost record lows, place millions of new Americans under HealthCare (whilst lowering it’s overall costs) lifted immoral restrictions on women and Gays from serving their country in the Armed Forces, fought for (and won) Equality in Marriage for millions of Americans, exhibited cool and effective leadership abroad where he oversaw the elimination of Public Enemy number One, nudged Libya into removing a tyrant and navigated the most troubling and dangerous complexities of a wild-fire in the relentless, inter-nicine violence of the Middle East. All of this accomplished in the face of a steady fusillade of opposition and derision. It is significant that “Obamacare,” the avowed “wedge issue” for this election has been totally ignored by the GOP – remember Death Panels, bankrupt doctors, shuttered ERs ????
So what do the slate of Democratic candidates do in this vital Mid-Term cycle? Proudly stand by the man, the ideals and the toughness that has made the country healthier, richer, more secure, more “fair” than it was under eight years of GOP bungling? No! Instead, they buy into the GOP generated culture of resentment, hate, greed and racism and distance themselves from the one man they should be lionizing as one of the most resilient and effective Presidents in decades.
By distancing themselves from President Obama, these pusillanimous, apologists have not only played into the GOP “worst President in History” myth, but opened the door to a legislature that has declared itself “honor-bound” to obstruct anything and everything on the President’s agenda. No more judges seated, no more meaningful legislation, no more federal budgets etc. etc.
I shed no tears that we will see no Senator Grimes unseat Mitch McConnell, but it is a tragedy that she and her ilk have chosen to roll over and usher in what may be the darkest two years for this country.
I urge you to vote . . . It is the ONLY way to make a difference!