I voted for Romney, because he was the lesser of two evils. But he was still controlled by the right-wing fringes!
By Jack E. Lohman
If this election taught us anything, it’s that political money (special interest campaign bribes) has less of an advantage than we thought. Citizens United backfired on the Republicans as voters were influenced in the opposite direction.
They finally woke up.
But we sorely need bipartisanship in congress. If the R’s ever want to recover they must start working for the people and quit trying to destroy Obama. The good news is that progress will be made or further Republican seats will be lost in 2014.
Let’s not forget the Bell Curve
Yes there are leakers on the far left who want something for nothing (government giveaways), and they deserve nothing. But there are also a great many Lefties who have lost their jobs because the Fat Cats on the right have sent them to China. For higher profits, don’cha know, and all with the blessing of your favorite congressman.
But the real interest of most of those on the low side is food on the table for their kids, and that’s where the R’s have lost it.
The job of Congress is to eliminate the extremes, but the Fat Cats on the right fund their elections through campaign bribes. And when cash plays a bigger role than constituent well-being, we have serious problems (called political corruption).
Where do we go from here?
Third parties are a distraction that will go nowhere, though their candidates are superb. We must get them running in the two party system, as Democrat-Progressives or Republican-Libertarians. That will help stabilize the political system, though public funding of campaigns is the only way to make it fair and balanced.
And speaking of the media (we were, weren’t we?), $6 billion in campaign bribes were spent by politicians, easily half going to our 4th estate for TV and newspaper ads. Disclosing the political corruption was very cleverly buried. Thanks guys.