The Heat of Summer Looking Toward Election 2012 in November
Demanding answers for undefined issues....
As the 2012 summer heats up, so does the political rhetoric, and it should be noted that as this is written the two conventions for the Democrats and the Republicans to formally nominate Barack Hussein Obama and Willard Mitt Romney haven’t even been held, and won’t be for another two months, with their candidates for Vice President also yet to be chosen or formally named.
So what are we hearing from the ongoing political rhetoric this early in the final third of the year before voters vote?
The Republicans are pointing to more than three years of an Obama Administration which has seen so many Americans out of work, many of whom have lost their former homes; Al Qaeda suspects still at Guantanamo uncharged with any crime and still awaiting trials; banks which are still “too big to fail” but already have reduced credit ratings, and a European Union and Japan whose financial troubles are still threatening a double-dip recession as America’s foreign markets are further reduced. And Republicans say that while they are accused by Democrats of failing to compromise on badly needed legislation stalemated in Congress, that even when the present administration controlled both houses of Congress they failed to promote and pass many of the same pieces of legislation.
For their part the Democrats have shown a determination to shift the focus from themselves to what they claim will happen, if the Republicans gain control of Congress and the presidency. They are doing their best to paint a dark picture of doom and gloom ahead. Hoping to have more ammunition to distract from their own failings, the Democrats are challenging Mitt Romney to be even more specific on what he will do to get the National Debt under control, to put Americans back to work, and to reduce the pain of the ongoing home foreclosures. They are not asking what he will do to handle Obama's responsibilities for the Al Qaeda suspects and the looming mandatory budget cuts ensuing from the failure to accept a bipartisan committee's recommendations on a federal budget approach to handling current deficits which continue to drive the steadily growing National Debt.
And so the heat of summer is matched by the rising heat of this summer’s political rhetoric in America, even before the political conventions at which party platforms are supposed to be written and the real issues can be more clearly defined for all those who will ultimately vote to take those issues more seriously than the present political posturing.
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