The Day After

If there was ever an indictment to suggest that the Purple Americans are a force to be reckoned with it was yesterday’s election. Although the rhetoric from all the pundits is still rings of the pre-election fear mongering, the results demand a smarter debate that reflects on more than the last six months. Hopefully after the election dust settles, the media pundits, the new mix of legislators and the Obama administration can actually stop selling us agenda with sound bites based on misinformation.

Listening to various shows giving their post-election summaries this morning I get the idea that the media is as disconnected from reality as is Washington D.C. It is clear that to get to the table as either a guest or pundit, for the most part, you have to be loudly on one side or the other. I am not suggesting that being loud is a bad thing just that being loud on any side is what Citizens just voted against. I will suggest that like the shows, most of the newly elected legislators have yet to get the message and that is one thing you can thank the cable news networks for showcasing. It is clear that if these shows served one purpose this morning it is to capture the lack of new spirit coming into the House and to a lesser extent into the Senate.
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Who is the Purple American?

Until such a time I find my idea of “The Purple American
Time to whip out as I search for the ideal citizen for President in 2010. That person will not drink some kind of right wing tea or left wing kool aid. He or she will tell the truth and like I have been told, that is the only thing that will set us free.

I am tired of listening┬áto the Red clowns bash Obama on jobs when they know that there is no quick cure. I am tired of hearing Obama not step up to the truth because the truth is very ugly and will not help him in November. What I’d like to see is both sides work on solutions, even if they are painful as opposed to lie so that the status quo can be maintained or shifted to suit the next round of excessive spending, wasting and gifting of our taxes and resources. I have been told that I am optimistic. Maybe that person was being pc, nice or was humoring me because optimism maybe just be naivety. [Read more...]