I'm still waiting for President Obama to make good on his promise to close horrible Guantanamo. I'm still waiting on some enlightened politician to promote what we greatly need: universal health care in the U.S. I'm still waiting for some sanity from a politician about the control of all guns in the U.S. While these would be civilized, sane, insightful, needed actions, they seem like a only a pipe dream in today's hostile, killing, greedy climate in the U.S. It seems so very strange that civilized thought and action are not only absent in American thought and culture, but that they are considered radical. How far will we go to commit national suicide in America?
Elections in the U.S. have become so brutal, lie-filled, deception-loaded, greedy, dishonest, etc. that I gag when I think what is now being said in this election cycle, with more horrors to come as November nears.
Is it too much to ask who Mitt Romney and Tommy Thompson really are? As governors, both strongly supported gun control legislation. Now they act as though gun control would mean the end of the world or worse. Romney was one of the first leading politicians to introduce Romneycare then and what has evolved as Obamacare today. Yet Mitt is in denial about this. He somehow twists it to seem that it only fitted when he was governor and would be atrocious for a president. Yet the people in Massachusetts, who have been "forced" to live with Romneycare/Obamacare, love it and would vote for it again in a heartbeat. But Mitt must dance with the devil [e.g. Tea Party] today in order to be considered sinister and greedy enough to get support from the right-wing.
A stranger has entered Wisconsin and is running for the U.S. Senate. His name is Hovde. Who? Hovde! He supported Democrat James Doyle for Governor of Wisconsin. Now, running as a Republican, Hovde is against all things progressive. He has somehow used a Olympic-level gymnastic move to flip away from support of Doyle, away from his statements about having no problem raising taxes, to morph into a "true" conservative. Amazing political dexterity. And nobody seems interested enough to ask Senate candidate, Mark Newman, about his comment that he would never knowingly hire a gay person. Huh?
Honesty ain't got no place in American politics anymore. Yet all the candidates run as "pure" or "Christian" or some other convaluted term to latch onto to get elected. Heck, Romney has to hide his Mormonism or the right-wing "purists" would question his "Christianity." The only question remaining in American politics today is this: who is dishonest enough to get elected?