Polarization of America


It is quite interesting when you see how other people think, especially those people whose opinion differs from yours. I am writing this based on a conversation that I had on Facebook chat with someone.

I see America as divided into 3 categories. On one end of the spectrum are people who oppose Obamacare. The other side are those who want Obamacare. The middle, let’s say the undecided, apathetic or ignorant have yet to put in their voice. This is not to say that there are no ignorant folk on at least one end of the spectrum.

The chat I had, well it clearly showed that the person who was vociferously arguing for Obamacare had chosen to listen to the mainstream media, had never read the proposed legislation, either the house or senate version and honestly believes that if this bill does not pass, there will NEVER be healthcare reform. This person believed that the Republican party never submitted any legislation that offered a solution. (What about the one proposed by Republican House Minority Leader, John Boehner, that clearly addressed changes to insurance regulations, tort reform etc. that the Democrats did not even allow to be debated?)

The people who are pissed, on either side are getting more angry as opposition on either side grows. The middle, some are being swayed one way or another–some are just shirking their duty as a citizen to have a say in what the government does. They have the mentality that “the government will decide what’s best, I am not a politician so how could I know?”  This kind of ignorance just irks me.

This one issue is just one of many that is dividing the country.  Other points that are causing just as much concern and down right anger… Hmmm what could they be?

  • How about allowing radical Muslims in our armed forces?
  • How about treating the terrorists that killed so many Americans with the same rights as an American!
  • Let’s see, how about gun control on our bases? How absolutely ridiculous is that?
  • How about letting a radical Muslim work on a base with gun control and our soldiers die, unarmed?
  • The economy, national debt, continuing increase in unemployment (but wait, some might say that is just an inherited problem–Obama put money into our states to create jobs.)
  • Well what about those states, that received money for fictitious districts?
  • How about the surveys that the federal government sent out, that asked employers to check a box, no other options, that there was a job saved or created. If there was no change, employers had to check “saved” since it wasn’t created.   How skewed is that?

United States of America has been reduced to a very divided country. Where politicians ignore constituents, and vote on party lines. I had to laugh when Rush Limbaugh stated that these politicians who were doing so, they were the equivalent of political suicide bombers. Nothing could be closer to the truth. I can assure you that I will not only be voting against some of my current legislators next election but also actively campaigning for someone else and actively disparaging and educating any voter I can speak to, to do the same. (Mark Begich take note! Oh wait you don’t even bother to respond to a constituent who asks for REAL clarification–hmm how’s that mission you are on treating you? You think your superman cape you wear, puts you above any naysayer? Loss of votes next election will surely have an impact, not on just Mark Begich but on so many that refused to listen to their constituents, especially the ones that are looking at pork and drooling).

And I guess I didn’t touch on the health care rationing which is finally waking up some of the downright strongest voices in America, women. This health care (cough cough errr Death Panel) is clearly biased against women. I hear people say, “Oh well that’s just a panel. The panel has no effect.” This PANEL decides which care you get under the government plan. How powerful is that? I wonder how much opposition our legislators would have to this bill if they too were subject to the same stipulations, same unemployment rate etc? How many of them have to work with radical Muslims and not be able to have a gun? Makes you think huh?

Well, some could say that they do have to work with radical Muslims/Communists or dictators who want to destroy everything in the United States, hurt the American people and everything our soldiers have died for.

Let’s just look at the frequent flyer club at the White House.  Let’s look at all the money funneled into ACORN?  Look up CARE.  I have to LAUGH OUT LOUD when someone talks of Republicans and how they are corrupt.  But, according to certain people in high places, corruption is only okay if you are trying to fundamentally change the nation.  The end justifies the means.  I think that philosophy runs rampant in our current administration and sadly to a great deal, the American people.

Machiavelli stated that “absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  This is indeed true.  That’s why checks and balances were built into our government.  But lets not forget that Obama has these great Czars that are not part of the check and balance system.  Who are these Czars?  What is their political history and what they are fighting for?  What are their tactics? Why is it that his associations are not widely disputed as being associations of ill repute?

The end for some is being taken care of, instead of hard work.  Get off your asses and get to work, take the lower paying job.  Take two.  I have had to.  I haven’t lived off the government teat, in fact I have been paying into it since I got my work permit at age 14, roughly a quarter of a century.  I am tired of the “gimme gimme” mentality.  I am tired of the “I deserve it but am not willing to put in some elbow grease to get it.”  Go to school, keep your kids in school, attend parent teacher conferences, be involved in your community.  Get a job–keep it.  I have had health insurance since I was in my early twenties.  I have been a single mother, receiving WAY less than the required amount in child support, working a entry to mid level jobs and managed to make it work without being a leech on society.  It’s called hard work.  It’s called perseverance.  It’s called living within my means.  If I did not have a big screen TV, or an XBox 360 well that was just the way it was.  We had food, a warm shelter and some wants.  I am tired of the “Whats in it for me attitude” that so many Americans have been lured with.  You break people, make them dependent on you and you have got them by the balls. Who is holding yours?

The biggest CHECK is the American people and it’s time we let them know we have had enough.  Tell them you have had enough of the “fundamental change” and speak out loudly! It is clearly evident why Sarah Palin is so popular.  She is a leader of the people, real people–not the sly, devious fundamentally change driven, let me smile at you while you die of a preventable illness with early detection and tell you how good this change is!

Until next time!

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