Where I live I don’t video and sound of the ugliness that media says goes on in politics in states like South Carolina. As I worshiped God this morning, He gave the idea for this Sunday’s post: When we are in situations where we cannot control the chaos around us, we can control OUR RESPONSE. Political candidates can no longer be trusted to tell us the truth, their motives are suspect, they are comfortable saying anything to secure the people’s vote and then violating their trust by serving the powerful forces in America who have accumulated wealth which unleashes political power which ensures the continuance of an infrastructure built on the root of all evil: money! Their success was foretold in the Bible. Christ warned to look for the signs of His Second Coming. Our media is full of these signs, if only we would see them. When evil politicians conspired to have Daniel thrown into the lions’ den because he loved and trusted in God, Daniel’s prayers and faithfulness were rewarded with an angel from God who shut the mouths of the lions and saved Daniel’s life. Daniel could not control his situation, but, he could control his response: He continued to rely on the promises of God. Lord, in Election Year 2012, we Christians who put our trust in You and not SuperPacs (big money), pray to You for the salvation of our country. PROTECT US FROM OUR POLITICIANS! Help the people reclaim their country and restore the middle-class. Inspire the masses to return to church and worship God, Jehovah.
Republicans love to say they are protecting “the job creators.” With millions of unemployed, why is the Republican Party not the job engine Speaker John Boehner promised they would be? Why do the GOP candidates pretend to ignore that Republican President George W. Bush wrecked our economy leaving it to President Barack Obama to rescue the nation without the help of Republican leaders like Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor and the Tea Party who claim to have no leaders. [Sorry, Michele.] People who accept their “Do Nothing Congress” deserve what they have in store for us!
Along comes former Gov. MItt Romney of Massachusetts whose main message is ‘I have the business experience needed to solve our problems.’ ‘Look at my record at Bain Capital to see that I am the man for the job.’ GOP voters in two primaries have fallen for Romney’s assertion. Did they even want to vet this aloof elitest? Well, here is Mitt Romney’s experience in a capsule:
“The claims rely on Romney’s career at Bain, a Boston-based private equity firm that poured investors’ money, and Bain executives’ expertise, into more than 100 companies in the 1980s and ’90s. Some of the companies thrived and expanded. Some took on unsustainable debt and went bankrupt. Some became leaner or were broken into various parts, shedding jobs and improving profits.
In a recent debate, Romney repeated his claim that the Bain-run companies netted a total increase of 100,000 jobs.” [The Post and Courier]
100,000 jobs, Mitt??? Do you call that impressive? As president you would have to find millions of jobs! Are Republicans in Congress withholding support of the Americans Job act until they can approve it under a hoped-for Republican President? President Obama offerred this bill because the American people are suffering now. It is unethical to make the masses suffer so that the rich and successful can prosper… earning money off of money instead of “working” to create product, provide services, etc. Real work! Honorable work! Work that is not monitored by the SEC to keep people honest.
Mitt you (and Gordon Gecko) got rich by holding fire sales. You can’t run a government that way. That only works to make the rich man/corporation even richer. It pushes the poor man deeper into the mud under your crushing boot. Mitt your record and your astonishing facility to lie and keep your distance from the people did not turn off Republican voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. This is surprising because in New Hampshire they subscribe to “Live Free or Die!” How could they go along with achieving the Whitehouse even if it means losing the last throes of health and hope for the working class, the poor, the middle-class, farmers who suffer jokes about corn, blacks who get painted by one brush of old racist themes, minorities who stand to lose gains made in civil rights and the poor who need help from so-called Christians who actively work to keep others from earning the success of the “TOP 1%”, conveniently leaving Jesus out of the mix.
WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
SOUTH CAROLINA, YOUR DEMOCRATIC PARTY MUST FIND GOV, NIKKI HALEY’S “REFORMS” SO MONSTEROUS THAT THEY STEEL THEMSELVES TO PROTECT THE STATE
It is still early. And the next contest is in South Carolina where there are so many evangelical Christians. [Pundits say that’s importan.] Will these Republicans reject Newt Gingrich’s gambling profit ad money or will they excuse his flip-flopping, lying, inventing expedient truth to accept no responsibility for failure or unwillingness to acknowledge error, e.g., adultery. Will South Carolinians open their eyes to Romney’s business history in South Carolina? He cut jobs there before for personal gain. Why would he create jobs there in the future? Did you see/hear Romney said that he can’t be concerned about how what says relates to his audience? He feels it is his job to let us revel in stories of his experience even though they are fantasy for most Americans. Boldly, Rick Santorum talks of controlling all aspects of our lives with respect to his personal agenda.
Who says that there must be a Republican candidate this go-round. Maybe the Republican Party should bow out until they have a candidate who is qualified to do the job, not just win an election. George W. Bush won the election but mired us in the debt of not one, but, two wars for 10 years, and an unfunded drug program. “W” thought that individual healthcare savings accounts were an excellent idea. And, then, the stock market crashed! Every Republican idea is based on improving profits for corporations, the rich, the “TOP 1%” while giving lip-service to the interest of small business to distract from their true motives. This is what the Republican crop of candidates has to offer. And, I read that you South Carolinians are sorely disappointed with having elected Tea Supporter, Nikki Haley, as your governor.
South Carolina, put some good paragraphs about your state in the history books. Supporting Republicans has not made South Carolina great. Your “king-maker status” is just a moniker the Party uses to advance it’s more important goals. Stop being a chump state! Don’t you want good jobs for everyone, good schools that produce students who score at the top, a healthy, hearty and diverse economy that serves all South Carolinians? Or do you want to follow pals, Mitt Romney and Nikki Haley? The ballot will soon be in your hands…to use for good…or bad. 😦