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Sore Losers' Rant
A Divisive Rhetoric
Will members of the Republican Party get over the fact that the people of said republic, have clearly spoken up about their choice for President in 2012. The fact is that it's been almost three weeks to the day since the Presidential Election was held, and President Obama clearly won both the popular vote as well as the electoral college vote, 332 for Obama and 206 for Romney so let's move on. The question has been raised, will they (The Republicans) remain stagnant and pigheaded enough to let our economy go over the fiscal cliff just to spite the president.
In my humble opinion, the answer is a resounding no because like President Obama they too will have to face their constituents before a mid-term election. And if the country goes into a deep recession because they were unwilling to work across the aisle with their democratic counterparts to reach a deal to avoid an economic calamity, the people WILL NOT forget their efforts or lack thereof. Surely the blame for such a calamitous event couldn't be place completely at the feet of President Obama, when he said that his pen is at the ready to sign a reasonable deal that deals effectively with impending fiscal cliff facing this nation.
As is evident by the failures of the Republicans to regain control of the US House of Representatives as well as losing some seats in the Senate or win the presidency, we the people, the overwhelming majority didn't buy the lies, falsehoods and/or half-truths that the Republican (Tea) Party was trying to sell us. We the people wanted a federal government that's a reflection of the people's aspirations with whom those in a leadership role are chosen to represent. In other words they're there to look out for what's in the best interests of all Americans not just the wealthy or well off.
When some Republican Leaders are acting like childish and sore losers finding an unfounded point of contention with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, because of her appearances on several Sunday morning talk shows. Their whole argument is that she intentionally mislead Americans on what happened in Benghazi, Libya five days earlier. Bitter Republicans led by John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are on a witch hunt against President Obama to cause or create a negative political spin or controversy before he officially begins his second term in office.
This whole issue with Susan Rice is a political smokescreen or distraction for the benefit of the public, to have us turn our attention from this impending fiscal cliff coming in January. McCain and Graham both know that they're going to have to do something most of them in Congress will end up doing anyways, that's paying a higher personal effective tax rate when the Bush Tax Cuts expire in January for the top 2% wage earners, or those families making over $250K a year. What's being lied about or shall I say conveniently omitted, is the fact that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had requested additional funds in her budget for the soul purpose of beefing up security at our Embassies around the world.
But here's another totally wacky notion being kicked around by some sore loser Republicans, secession from the union aka the United States of America and becoming their own Nation states. I'm not making this stuff up either, in Texas for instance, 116,000 people sign a petition to secede. To these geniuses and I use the term very very loosely, do they understand the phrase "United we stand, divided we fall". It means that we are stronger together as a whole, than as individual people. It gives way to the cliche,"There's strength in numbers".
As a parting thought, secession from the union might have been an option in the late 18th or early 19th Century before we began to really understand just how great this nation would become. We were destined to become a world leader in the early 1900's until present day. That whole idea of a smaller federal government is only a half-truth, seceding from the Union in the end the cost would be exceedingly more than you'd want or could pay in our lifetime so come back to reality and deal with it.
Texans, you think you pay high taxes now if you were to follow through with this idiotic notion the cost of modern warfare is not cheap. You wouldn't have the same benefit of the US Armed Forces to protect your borders. Basically secession is a LOSING proposition no matter how you may look at it. Thankfully the majority of the Texans minus those misguided 116,000 individuals have their heads screwed on right and they're in control of their State & local government.