TWO WAYS TO CHOOSE FROM.
Which one should be the best for America?
The Republicans were not happy, when Osama bin Laden could not be found. The Bush administration fruitlessly searched for him for many CIA hours, days and years on end, by the sophisticated, intelligence agency, but bin Laden was never caught.
Lo(w) and behold, President Barack Obama came on the scene, and through dint of hard work, the mastermind of September 11th, 2001 attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. was located in a compound in Pakistan and was finally killed by Navy Seals, who were acting directly under the president's command, live on national TV.
Yet still, the Republicans were, and are, not happy; but why?
No one has anything against the Republicans, but they seemed to be acting like 6th graders in an election year, which has made them so thin skinned, they would grab on the smallest straw that came their way, such as the controversy concerning a handful of members of the Secret Service and their unfortunate misconduct in Columbia, or the president's short trips to inform students about the student loan rates.
They seemed to be drowning in a sea of information by the numerous branches of the media, and they would use anything to stay "alive" and to survive a year that would bring their downfall, 2012; in which they, in all honesty, have nobody to run against Obama, come the presidential election in November.
They were banking their hopes on a man, who professed to have spent his life in the business world, and he could save the lousy economy that they (Republicans) created only a few years back; four years ago to be exact.
Former president W. Bush had attacked Iraq's Saddam Hussein, at the same time that he was looking for bin Laden and fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, where the 9/11 attacks were plotted, and the two wars had a toll on the United States economy. Billions of dollars went into the war effort, making America to fiscally suffer.
So, it (economy) was in shambles, when Obama took over by defeating John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. He, Obama, then started to work on the already strained economy, and it would take at least two years of his first term to get to grips with the correction of it.
Against all odds, he has been able to get the economy to start growing again. America was witnessing high unemployment alongside the slumped economy, and it would take more detailed planning to save it from falling into a double recession, since the 1930s. In fact, America came very close to the Great Depression.
In other words, he has a recovery presently going on, and therefore, he has every reason to continue to completely have the economy on dry land. He would then have millions of Americans, who were now out of work, going to work in a "real job generating economy", and having high paying wages and salaries for all workers to be able to take good care of their families.
The Republicans wanted to bring a Wall Street guru, Mitt Romney, in to take the country back to the days of Ronald Reagan, who was very fond of the trickle down economics, in which the wealthy were the only ones enjoying economic prosperity, while others were finding it excruciatingly hard to make ends meet.
There was a mirage of job creation in "Reaganomics", as it was called; but those were sub-standard jobs, with low wages and salaries driving the economy; and the philosophy or the idea behind Reaganomics was that, "....if Wall Street prospers, main street also prospers,"
Yet, that was never the case; but that was where Mitt Romney and the Republican Party were determined to drag the country and its economy.
No one in his or her right mind would want the economy to go bust; but returning to the hay days of Ronald Reagan, when his policies ruled the economy, would not be the right answer.
Although, Obama could not solve all the problems facing the country, he had an entirely different plan that would free the economy from the roller-coaster rut it has been in over several decades, to one that would bring stability to the U.S. economy, once and for all. One that would usher in financial prosperity to all Americans.
He might have some cultural and wedge issues that many Americans did not agree with, like the contraception mandate, which the Catholic Church and Evangelicals were opposed to, or the funding of PlannedParenthood.org; but those could be sorted out through careful and sensitive negotiations.
Many people would not want taxpayer money to be used in supporting government policies that they were not in agreement with, for all kinds of reasons, be they religious or otherwise; but government working with religious as well as social and civil organizations, could reach some agreement or compromise in many of those instances.
However, there would always be times in which there would be no common ground; yet, people tend to learn to go about their lives without any visible conflict. They would have their own individual consciences to deal with at some future date.
What the country would face in the coming months would be two different approaches to its problems; one old, which was the Romney way, if he should get the Republican nomination, and one, fairly new, which Obama was keen on choosing for all Americans.
Ours, as voters, would be to decide where America should go, or what path to follow, by exercising our vote in an uncompromising fashion. There should be no retreat from making it the most important election ever; for where America would choose to go, so would the majority of the world.
One last thing was that, the Republicans were even outraged about a political campaign video, part of which showed the president conducting the operations to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. They did not take kindly to the mentioning of Romney's name in the narrative; yet, he, Romney, was the presumptive Republican candidate to run against Obama. So, what were they actually objecting to?
You be the judge.
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