There are some mornings you just think you should go back to be and start the day over. This morning is one of those mornings. No Mitt Romney, today is not a good day for America.
Mitt Romney just picked his running mate. Actually social media leaked it out a few hours ago, while mainstream media is hawking it as breaking news.
It is official, the politics of extremism will be running the elections in the U.S. this November. Sign me one frustrated Republican. Romney, like Obama, panders to small factions, pockets of extremism. Like Obama, he does not speak to the average, nor majority of Americans.
The majority of Americans are in the middle, they try to belong to a political party and are trying to desperately believe in anything and anyone, yet both political parties worship at the extreme sides of their respective parties, leaving little in reality for the Average American to grasp or hold onto. Let alone believe in. Is the United States becoming a rudderless political ship steered by warring extremist political factions?
This choice by Romney makes me like a woman without a country. There is NO place in this election for voters in the middle of either party. And Paul Ryan certainly won't respect my right to choose as a woman. And I am not saying what my choices are incidentally, only a Romney-Ryan ticket might as well have me proverbially speaking being barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen. And silent.
Obama has done nothing for me, and truthfully what has Obama done for the majority of Americans? The answer is nothing. He has been four long years of BTLA - big talk little action. He's good at talking, but while he is fiscally fine, can you say that for the majority of people in this country? What is so fabulous about what he has done with healthcare? Has he reformed the actual healthcare companies? Look at bibles of wasted money like the largely uninterpreted Dodd-Frank Act? Has there been sensible Wall Street reform with rules people can actually follow? Or has it merely given the Securities and Exchange Commission a bigger bully stick that comes complete with selective enforcement versus creating a better system through rule making that can actually work and not just grow their workforce?
Our country is an economic cesspool and the problems that existed four years ago, still exist today, only worse. We might as well be in a depression.
Romney unfortunately is in that class of super rich who are out of touch with reality. And his running mate is too extreme. Ryan's policies are too extreme and would punish everyone in this country except the infamous top 2%.
So where does that leave the rest of us? We are not better off. If anything, the Average American is more pissed off.
Romney's Palin for Decision 2012 (Paul Ryan) may just hand the election back to Obama. So I guess we had all better hope Obama can actually do something to benefit all not just select factions the next four years, hadn't we?
I am so tired of the politics of extremism in this country, that I truly might not vote this November. I have never said that, never done that. I was going to volunteer at my new poll. Why bother?
Sign me disgusted by American politics, and if Romney had chosen more wisely and chosen someone like Tim Pawlenty this might be a very different blog post.
But what do I know from American politics? I am not of a religion that believes in magic underwear, after all.
The Wall Street Journal has some Ryan sound bytes:
Dude, you don't represent me or my part of the country and the USA is pretty darn large. Wisconsin is not representative of who I am as a Pennsylvanian.
NORFOLK, Virginia | Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:08am EDT
And d'oh Romney just did his speech and goofed - he just asked people to welcome the next "President" of the United States and then had to correct himself. Well every campaign needs a Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle. Ironically, Obama did the same thing when introducing Biden.
Also check out The New Yorker on this.
August 9, 2012From Dan Quayle to Sarah Palin to Mini-Mitt: What the Veep Choice Will RevealPosted by John Cassidy
I am not a Tea Partier and I am not a Democrat. There is no place for me in this election as a voter. It also makes me wonder where there is a place for average Americans in American politics at all. Paul Ryan is not a choice. He's more political extremism.
The politics of extremism will ruin this country if we are not careful.