A word about the anti-Obama-Rants–or how “the Hope-y Change-y Thing-y ain’t working…”
An Iowan speaks…
Eight years ago, we all listened to stories and hype about “hope” and “change”…I don’t care WHO says it,,,things ARENT going to change…of ALL the candidates campaigning, the ONLY one who has a clue about what happens AFTER the election, after the swearing in is Clinton (who, btw-I don’t like)…she was there, thru every day and year of Clinton’s presidency, so she knows that all the promises a candidate makes ends up being bullshit…mostly because (unless an “Executive Order” is issued) (which, if you listen to the GOP candidates is “against the law”) all the president can REALLY do is suggest the Legislators actually legislate! Truly, his hands are tied by Congress & Senate…only THEY can take legislative action and enact laws, which the president then signs. Obama “pushed the Health Care Act thru” but…it was by his “Leadership” of the congress & Senate, (and a LOT of pushing by Senator Ted Kennedy!)….admittedly, the bill got thru the process by the very SLIMMEST of margins. So few, in fact that the Republicans have complained ever since that “one fewer vote in the Senate or a change of four votes in the House would have been enough to defeat ObamaCare!” Obama signed the legislation into law on March 23, 2009 only two days after the House vote. As a result, the majority of GOP candidates continue to stand on the “I’m going to repeal Obama Care on my first day in office!” Personally, I don’t have an opinion about the Health Care Act–I have Medicare, and both my son and husband have healthcare through their employers, I have no need for the ACA! My point here is not whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka-Obama Care, is good or bad…but to discuss that Obama did not legislate that law unilaterally. A President is supposed to show “Leadership” and the Congressmen & Senators of his party are supposed to go do their jobs and “Legislate”….if it is a “bad law” then, it is an issue with the Legislative Branch of Government, not the Executive Branch exclusively. Well, enough about the ACA.
The point I’m trying to make is that none of the three branches (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) are able to enact Legislation unilaterally. I feel that it is unfair and unjust to place all if the blame for ACA, or any OTHER law solely on the Obama’s shoulders.
I’ve decided that I am going to vote for “None of the Above”. Apparently, Hillary will be the democratic nominee. I’m not thrilled with that. I believe she is just another “slimy politician”. From the very beginning of the Clinton’s entrance into national politics, they’ve had some sort of “shenanigans” going on in their lives. She is a classic “enabler” for her husband’s “naughty behavior”, the biggest being Lewinski. Not one of us here would hesitate to question “what else is he hiding”???? After all,.we ALL know “how men are” (or at least the majority of them) (current husbands and significant others excluded) If you catch someone hiding “one thing”, guaranteed that there are other peccadilloes hiding in the sand box too!!
While we are talking about Ms. Clinton… let’s not forget White Water, Vince Foster, Dick Morris, the EMail scandal, Benghasi, Juanita Broaddrick, the Clinton Foundation, etc, etc…and, I know I’m speaking heresy here, but, her balls are just a little to big for my liking…I’m old and I’m old fashioned! I don’t like the “feminist” movement, from what I’ve seen, none of them seem very “feminine” to me…and as for Clinton…she’s loud, brash and her laugh sounds like a jackass braying! They way I see it… I don’t want to be “equal” to men; I’m perfectly happy being superior!
Bernie Sanders…I remember Nikita Kruschev, I still remember the Berlin Wall…and during the Bay of Pigs Affair, I remember being taught to “Duck & Cover” (hiding under my school desk and covering my head with my arms) as if that was going to save my ass from the nuclear bomb dropped on San Diego…then, after the “all clear” we would all line up outside and wait for our parents to come pick us up….yeah…right…I also remember that the Russians said that they would “conquer from within, not without”…so, someone like Bernie Sanders, who says he is a “Democratic Socialist” scares the hell out of me!
I’m not sure, actually, who frightens me more…Clinton, Sanders or Trump. Someone needs to tell The Donald that this isn’t a marriage or a reality show. If he decides he doesn’t like being President (assuming he is elected)..he can’t just “not show up” or “go pout in his plane”! The Presidency isn’t what’s behind door #1 if you win. This is serious stuff. And when you screw up (WHEN not IF) millions of people are going to be “mean” to you! Megyn Kelly isn’t even a percentage point as “mean” as some people are going to be. Donnie, baby…you ain’t SEEN MEAN or UNFAIR yet!!!
I hope that my fellow Iowans consider the actions that The Donald pulled on the debate last night! THAT, my friends, was a temper tantrum! I do not like the Donald…I don’t like the way he talks to women (very disrespectful), I don’t like the way he talks to and about Hispanics and other people of color, and I don’t like his views about Muslims. Our country was built on the basis of religious freedom…Donald is divisive, and with the peril our country faces, we need to pull together, not become more xenophobic!! I’ve never liked bullies…and The Donald is a BULLY!! (You’re FIRED!) The thought of Donald dealing diplomatically (like Regan or Nixon did) frightens me! We need someone to have a line in the sand when we need a line in the sand….but we don’t need someone who is flattered by some empty words muttered by Putin…or to go off on a willy-nilly tantrum if someone doesn’t respect that he is a multi-zillionaire!! Trump is a loose cannon!
And, as a note…just to be honest…the debate last night was the very first that wasn’t another episode of “The Donald Trump Show”…that was the VERY FIRST that we heard from TRULY VIABLE candidates for the GOP nomination…but that’s just my opinion…
I’d like to hear more from Rubio, Cruz, Christie and Bush. I don’t agree with every plank in the GOP platform…but the Democrats have just gotten too weird for my taste.
To my friends, family and fellow Iowans…as you caucus, please consider the future of your town, county, state and Nation…consider your future, the future of your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren….
be careful, be wise, be thoughtful….
The eyes of our Nation are upon you. Please go to your local Precinct, and Caucus wisely…yours is the first Voice that our Nation will hear.
Thanks for letting me rant, Kelly!
Well, that’s it…all my own words…nothing cut and pasted…
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