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The Heat of Summer Looking Toward Election 2012 in November

Updated on June 19, 2013

Demanding answers for undefined issues....

The summer heat is bad enough, the political rhetoric is not cooling.
The summer heat is bad enough, the political rhetoric is not cooling. | Source

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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      Perspycacious 5 years ago

      I saw a comment today by another Hubber about what caused M. Obama, and B. Obama to lose their law licenses. Is it fact of fiction? (The causes I read were insurance fraud and inaccuracies on the Bar application.) I still have not seen accurate information on where B. Obama's money came from for Columbia and Harvard. Any clues on that one?

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      (god i want to swear soooo badly right now, god damn it!) This is the variety of 'heat' i despise - the political type created from the by-products of bullshit! Americans have NO choice - the corrupted, elitist 2-party system makes sure our only choice is to vote for bad - or worse - and the country weebles in the balance - or lack thereof! We'ze in deep doo-doo, me thinks..

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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado


      In every election year, "Its always the economy - stupid." This year is no different except we have a firestorm over illegal immigration too.

      Americans have to decide who has the best, workable plan to address serious economic issues AND can bring safety and security to our borders.

      The economy has, and always will be, cyclic in nature. Moving up and down based on a combination of history, forecasts, and optimisim/pessimism regarding the national and international economies and governments. Charting those waters is tough.

      But illegal immigration is right here at home, threatening us daily. No one's first act on American soil should be to commit a crime. There are legal methods that millions have used to come to this country (just as there are for going to any country). When politicians refer to everyone in American as "Americans" they are just lying and trying to conceal their agenda. "Americans" are legal residents. The rest are criminals, deserving of no treatment other than deportation.

      I have said before, illegal entry into any country by a large number of people is an invasion not immigration.

      Harsh but true.


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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      This is a very well stated hub. To add to the comment made by cleaner3, it is interesting that the Corporations who helped build this great country are now both feared and hated. It is no wonder many Corporations have seen the light and are moving their operations to foreign soil. Why would they want to stay in a location that makes operating their companies more expensive and more difficult every day. I guess a great many have forgotten the old saying about not biting the hand that feeds you?

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      cleaner3 5 years ago

      well written, the truth about how our politicians will not address the current problems facing our country is very real. We ,the people will have a clearly defined choice of what we want. do we keep a politically corrupt system in place, that is bent on destroying our economy or replace it with someone with principles and the understanding of the system of capitalism and profit of businesses that create jobs and are the backbone of our economy which built our country and made it great.