Monday, November 10, 2014

From the start

From the start of President Obama's first and now second term in office, the day of his inauguration in January 2009 when he said this:

“On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics. We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.”

That afternoon while the President was making his speech and in the inguration parade, the leaders of the Republican party, including soon-to-be Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, were doing exactly the opposite.

They were meeting to sabotage his entire presidency by blocking everything and doing nothing he wanted, said or proposed to Congress. The didn't fully succeed to implement their plan until the 2010 election when they took majority rule in the House.

And with the 2014 election they won majority rule in the Senate. The can and will, as they have already said, do more than just block his effots, they will send him poison legislation he'll have to sign and accept out of political necessity or veto with the accumpaning political backlash from the Republicans.

They will put him in a no-win situation and give him few political outs to do what needs to be done. They ran the 2014 mid-term election with just one proposed campaign policy, "Stop Obama", and nothing else.

Even both McConnell and Boehner have said they agree with the President if he agrees with what they want to do and not what the Democrats to do. They are ignoring the whole Democratic party in Congress because their fight is with the President and they'll simply bury the Democrats with their majority votes.

And now they want the White House in 2016. Will we let them take control, a minority party run by older, white, wealthy men? Will we rise to take back our democrary, our Congress and our government from the party which only knows one word, "NO!"

Will we fight back? Or do we have a choice anymore when our enemy is among us and has power to oppress and suppress us as they have shown and done in the Republican controlled state government, now 30 of which are totally controlled by the Republicans.

We have two years to get our voice heard, get our message out, and get the votes out in November 2016. If we don't we lose our elected government to that minority.

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