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Voting Right

October 23, 2010

Coming up on the midterm elections, here in the States… and the media’s current “wisdom” is that Obama is some sort of failure, and that on his coattails the Democrats are riding to failure with him.

I don’t believe it, though. Sure, he hasn’t done everything we wanted him to… but I told you he wouldn’t. And I’m not the only one who did, of course.

I truly believe that if Obama hadn’t been elected, if McCain had had his chance to continue the Bush administration’s gleeful deconstruction of America’s finances, that we would be in a depression now, not coming (slowly, ever so slowly) out of a recession. (Heh… I just typed “coming out of a repression” there the first time…)

The Republicans spent eight solid years virtually unopposed (chanting “nineelevennineelevennineeleven…” the whole time) throwing us into this tailspin; the Dems have had two years to try to pull us out, during all of which time the GOP has been yanking at the yoke. It’s not surprising that we’re not quite back to flying on a straight course.

And that’s why I’m still voting Dem in November.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    October 29, 2010 12:54 am

    Me, too!!! I find it so irksome, this pall of failure. What failure?!? It’s open enrollment time at work for next year’s health care benefits, and I was somewhat shocked and pleased to learn there are no more lifetime caps on health insurance, dependent children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage, and all my coworkers with working kids in college can still carry them on their health insurance, up to age 26.

    Not to mention that now, when I go online to make a payment on my one credit card, there is a mandatory payment calculator that tells me exactly how long it will take to pay it off if I make payments at various amounts, plus other little added transparencies.

    Granted, it’s only a start, but even if it were only those two pieces of legislation, it’s a damn fine start for two freakin’ years!!

    • October 29, 2010 9:59 pm

      In Oregon, the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s slogan is “Join Oregon’s Comeback.” Which acknowledges implicitly that the “comeback” is already occurring with the Democrats, although I suspect the average voter won’t pick up on that…

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