To many, after the failed Wisconsin recall election (the most obvious aftermath of the Citizens United ruling,) hope for our political system seems bleak. But a chance still remains that all will be okay, that American politics can still work and are beyond being sold to the biggest pocketbook. Obama.
Now, your first thought may be that this is somehow an endorsement of the incumbent, but not exactly. What we face in the general election is not an approval of the sitting President but rather a rejection of a movement that believes you are not an American. This may sound like voting for Obama to spite the opposition, because it is. However, you need to understand what exactly that opposition is. By every action that has befallen us since the 2010 election, we have been boldly faced with the prospect that the deepest pocketed in this country do not consider us worthy of voting, and have acted to silence our wills with overwhelming cash and block our action by rolling back our access to the polls. They do this because you cannot be trusted and because you aren’t as smart as them.
Mitch McConnell stated publicly that the GOP’s primary objective was to deny the President a second term. In the pursuit of this goal, the party has abdicated their responsibility to govern, to ensure the national welfare, to aid in the recovery of the second greatest economic calamity we’ve faced, and to realize that this nation doesn’t belong to a party.
Little discussion has been given to the dramatically poisonous priority presented by McConnell, but mind you, the scope of its pettiness has harmed us all and is wholly responsible for our nation’s slow recovery. But, the hope we can still look to is, if we reject the notion of arms crossed, ears plugged obstructionism we face a certain change. If we eliminate that priority, our nation’s leaders will be forced once again to actually govern. Conversely, if we do not we stand to ratify this conduct and may permanently and irreparably harm the very idea of what America is.
This election isn’t about Obama or Romney, it’s about the rejection or endorsement of a political movement that would burn the village to spite the innkeeper rather than enter into negotiation for a night’s stay. 2012 is about refusing to agree that you know better because you live better. And this political fight is about deciding if we want a government sold to the highest bidder that spends most of its time pan-handling or actually governing.