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State of Union Response 2012: Broken

Updated on January 24, 2012

What started off as a process story has morphed into the yet another political commentary upon the absurdity of the American State of Affairs. Allow me to elaborate. As you may recall, I referenced the upcoming State of the Union; (dis-Union) a historical political perspective, with musical accoutrement of Lifehouse’ “Broken”.

As the 24 hour news cycle would have it; it is somewhat analogous to a secret service agent running beside DMV One. The best one could hope for is to keep up, that, and praying not having to leap onto the rear of the vehicle. My sincere apologies for the historical subliminal graphic imagery of which you may have just experienced.

In the spirit of offering a dissenting opinion, the political party, not in power of the Executive branch, is offered ‘equal time,’ so to speak, as it were. Don’t get me wrong, I like dissenting opinions. I find them compelling; compelling when Supreme Court Justices disagree with the majority and the like.

This time around, the dissenting opinion will be in response to the state of U.S. manufacturing, energy, education and American values. I’m looking forward to see suggestions toward improvement regarding these topics, yet I fully expect merely a form of character assassination.

To the point; The Republican Party, of which, I hang on every word of late, has offered their rising star, Governor Mitch Daniels to deliver such response. Now, let me be clear; I respect the Governor of the great State of Indiana. He is an accomplished man.

He is holding the line, with respect to, what can only be regarded as a complete policy disaster, vis-à-vis, the dissolution of Collective Bargaining by the Republican powers that be…and that my friends, is called by some, courage; among other things.

If you’re still with me, I appreciate your patience. The Republican Party is a three faction party, if not more; The Conservatives, the Moderates, and the Tea Party. Michele Bachman, whom has provided persistent personal pleasure, assumed the role of Tea Party Spokesperson during the previous State of the Union.

This time around, the word on the street is it will be Herman Cain. When will the insanity end? Not anytime soon I would imagine. Enjoy the show.


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    • gjfalcone profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thank you for your comments MarleneB

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 years ago from USA

      Right on the money. I enjoy reading your thoughts. Wish I had something more to add, but I think you wrapped it up succinctly. Great hub.


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