An Underclass View of American Voters 2008-2016
Political View from the Underclass
An Underclass View of American Voters 2008 - 2016
The Recession of 2008 and the election of Barack H. Obama brought about a mental and spiritual war for the hearts and minds of “we the people”. Since then we the people and what was once ours have suffered and lost plenty. There are people on welfare and food stamps today that never in their lives ever thought they would need public assistance. In 2008 The New President was handed a Recession before he took Office. The banks slowed to an almost stop in public lending after being bailed out by The Bush Administration before turning over The White House. Many of us, the people, lost retirement funds, stocks and options but there were no public or underclass bail outs. There were no calls from the Senate or the House to hold up the decision to bail out Wall Street until The New President took Office. The Decider had made the decision and he was The Commander and Chief. He once declared himself “The Decider” on National television. The New President wanted to spend his way out of the recession like FDR who said to the people, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself”. The President pushed for financial reform, health care reform and as much stimulus money as he could get while dealing with The Birther Issue. His time to be President ran out after the 2010 midterms when the House and Senate Majorities were won by Tea Party Republicans. The first National Crisis used to promote fear in the hearts and minds of the American people was THE DEBT CRISIS! The new Senate leader declared that his number one priority was to make Obama a one term President. The new House leader called for ECONOMIC AUSTERITY because after fighting two wars on a credit card from China and bailing out Wall Street they had raised the National Debt. The new President’s credit cards were canceled two years into his Presidency when the Tea Party came to Washington. The fight against paying taxes to The American Government, just as the Boston Tea Party was about paying taxes to England, is déjà vu all over again. Even before Capitalist got the name Capitalist they’ve hated paying taxes and public charities. The Tea party Republicans fought the President and denied the President any tax revenue by refusing to bring to the floor of the House or Senate any repeal or replacement of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (The Bush Tax Cuts). The President had no credit cards, as did Bush, and no tax revenue for job creation as FDR had during The Great Depression. The Republicans claimed their insistence on no new tax revenue for the President was to protect the income of America’s Job Creators so they will be able to create jobs after Obama is replaced in the 2012 elections. So “we the people” waited with baited breath and the kind of fear FDR warned the American people about. At that time 4 years wasn’t enough time for we the people to forget what the Republicans did when they had the White House. The loss of good paying jobs, the rise in Unemployment, people needing government assistance, racism, world terrorism, and any and all things wrong with America was blamed on Obama. Then he was reelected and more White Folks voted for him than Black Folks, both times. I mentioned race here because there is a Black Family occupying The White House. Never before has a White Man or a man that looks white ever been denied the Presidency of The United States for 8 years by a BLACK President and Family. That’s a bitter pill, I think, for about a third of white males and the people in their sphere of influence. Many voters wonder what the forefathers who looked like a white man only gathering in photographs were thinking to exclude minorities and women in such empowering documents. Women and men of color were not included when they wrote “All Men are created equal”, at that time too many men of color were not treated equally in America. Today the struggle for equality continues. Most of the forefathers of most American voters in 2016 immigrated to America as did the fathers of Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, and Ted Cruz; their fathers migrated from other Countries to America. They have no relationship to the so called Forefathers of the United States.
Now its 2016 and after Almost six years of relentless, ruthless, unprecedented obstruction and disrespectfulness for The Executive Branch of the American Government, The Presidency of The United States has lost its honor. There were 17 Republican candidates running for the office of President. There were 2 Democrats and an Independent running to replace President Obama. Why only 2 Democrats?; A male and a female. I think it is based on fear in the hearts and minds of Democrats being labeled liberal or liberal lovers. The Tea Party Republicans along with political organizations like ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), placed fear in the hearts of Republicans and Democrats. ALEC has and had the organization, money, and power to take away a state or federal law maker’s career for embracing or shaking the hand of President Obama or appearing too liberal. Democratic male and female, federal and state law makers are so afraid of the word Liberal that they are trying to find a new word and identity, the new word is, Progressives. Conservatives have succeeded at tainting the liberal flag while allowing the Tea Party to burn the conservative flag. There are only 3 male Republicans still in the Race for President. On the Democratic side there is 1 male Independent and 1 female Democrat still in the race for President. The front runner for the Republican Conservatives is Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has the lead over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race for the Presidency. Donald Trump calls the second place republican candidate Lying Ted. John Kasich is being ignored by the front runner and is being asked to fall on his own sword by Ted Cruz. John Kasich’s only hope of winning is to appear sane and hope for a brokered convention but, he wouldn’t pass the “conservative test” and be declared too liberal. Lying Ted is a lawyer by trade and his stump speeches all sound like closing arguments to persuade voters that what he says is what he think and they can trust his words are sincere. I can’t see voters who lived through the obstruction of The Obama Presidency believing him when he say the things he says about the things he will do on day one if the people vote him into the Presidency. Senator Cruz said the first five things he would do if elected President would be: 1. First he will rescind every illegal and unconstitutional executive order made by President Obama. 2. He said, next he intends to instruct the justice department to open an investigation on Planned Parenthood videos. 3. Next he would direct the DOJ and the IRS to put an end to the persecution of religious liberty. 4. and 5. He then plans to cancel the Iran deal and move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. “I will keep my word he said, I will defend liberty because my family knows what it’s like to lose it”. I think what he said he will do is Hogwash for those who have not paid attention to what happened to the Presidency of America the last seven years. The President can be hog tied by the Senate and the House and Executive orders will be all he can do besides eating green eggs and ham. After all Cruz is just another minority blocking that one third of White Males from getting their country and the White House back and it seems nobody likes Cruz but hard core Conservatives. Thank God for the other two thirds of White male voters who aren’t Anglo Saxon Protestant and came from places in the world where their forefathers never owned slaves. Donald Trump doesn’t really want to be President; I believe he just wanted to run for President to see how far he could go in the process. He picked the time when The Republican Party gave control of their party to the Tea Party to kill Obama’s Presidency but they became victims of their own devices. Donald Trump is The Great White Hope. If he or John Kasich can’t win the presidency it is a great possibility that the White House will have a Brown Male or White Woman for the next eight years. That means it will be 16 years without a White Male President in The White House, another bitter pill.
The Obama Presidency was a good thing for America. His Election was hailed worldwide even in Europe, everywhere but America, he is respected. The World knows what he accomplished in spite of conservative obstruction. Now it is time for the first woman President of the United States of America. She just happen to be a White Woman and her name is Hillary Clinton, yes another hard pill to swallow and bitter for a third or more male voters of all strips. We men must admit anger and hate is insanity and evil. There is a time for hormones to lead and testosterones to follow especially if she knows the way. Men get lost sometimes for too long. Political Rhetoric is all over the TV, internet, newspapers, cell phones, 24/ 7 political news just like you want it, all calculated to confuse “we the people” about what really matters politically. The best candidate for “we the people” started her career as a lawyer for we the people who needed but couldn’t afford a lawyer. She’s always been people oriented. Her name is not Bill Clinton and she has always had good morals. She isn’t new to it she is true to it; she and Bernie both have that in common. The two Democrats care about “we the people” and either one would be better for the American people of any and all political parties, than Donald or Ted. Bernie Sanders know now, and knew from the start, that Hillary was the most qualified candidate of the 17 GOP candidates and 2 Democrats. The whole wide world knows that she is the best candidate. If the world sees that an incoherent reality TV star, or a hawk, lawyer, and senate bully with no friends in the house or senate was voted President rather than Hillary, The Free World would be in moaning. Don’t sweat that, it will never happen unless, “we the people” that elected and reelected President Obama can’t or won’t vote in November. The vote of the people is all they have to bring about political change in America and in the World. Life in America is absolutely political. So vote like your life and the lives of those you love depends on your vote, because it does this go round.