“Those” Social Issues can suck it for right now!
Well….I don’t know about you all but I just looked outside my window to the world and it’s crazy as hell out there! Yeah….insanity….I got a text from one of my younger sisters telling me to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse! I of course laughed…but deep down those words resonated with me.
I don’t need to list off all the crazy nutso things going on in the world….the majority of the readers of this blog are educated people, so perhaps…you are also feeling a “little” or “a lot” fed up!
How did this all happen so fast….how did we get here? I sadly know how we got here and I know whywe are here.
In reality this complete chaos we are witnessing should be of no surprise to anyone because everyone (or the vast majority)…voted for it.
It was back in early 2008, I got in a huge fight with a young friend of mine when living in California. She was a highly educated, beautiful black, Christian woman and a strong supporter of Obama. Now I was truly the odd guy out, when living in Los Angeles…the minute it was known I was a Republican….I was attacked at all sides….but I have thick skin and I am one of seven kids….so I know how to stand my ground.
Her and I faced off and it was ugly….and we have sadly never spoken since. She believed Obama was our deliverer, even when I challenged her on abortion and how that played into her faith….she stood strongly by her candidate. She was not the only one obviously….Obama swept the nation with his swagger and celebrity type charm. His ability to speak was captivating….the mass majority hanging on his every word and believing those words held truth.
I have never been one to follow the crowd….ask anyone who knew me when I was in high school….I never once did anything because everyone else did, it’s not in my nature. Something just didn’t sit right with me when I heard Obama speak….I was uneasy and wary. Trust me I was NO fan of the McCain/Palin ticket though, I was angry that’s all the Republican Party could come up with…I mean seriously…seriously!??
How did we get here? Well we got played for fools. We didn’t research to find out what Obama stood for, we didn’t look into who he admired and studied under (Saul Alinsky) we didn’t pry, we didn’t question record, and we didn’t put him up against a real contender.
But our biggest fail as a party is we have allowed Specific “Social Issues” picked by the other side, the ability to completely control the last two presidential elections!
Ya…I get they are important, but the last time I took a look around, there are a heck of a lot more pressing issues that need to be addressed asap! Like what you ask??….well I don’t know, let’s say for starters -the prevention of any more Americans having their heads chopped off, or the fact that 92 million Americans are out of work and no longer even looking for jobs (so those new job reports are total bogus fyi), or that our borders are totally insecure allowing terrorism and diseases to freely pass into our country harming Americans, or that we are being spied on without probable cause (a violation of our 4th Amendment right), or that Common Core education is strongly not desired by either side, but somehow we all gotta accept it, or that we are rapidly dropping worldwide in ranking in education altogether, or that 35.4% of Americans are on welfare, or that we are seriously failing our Veterans when it comes to caring for their health, after they have put their lives on the line for us, or that poverty is at an all time high (does that seriously not infuriate you!)….but no ….we allow the other side the ability to manipulate targeted Social Issues as our deciding factors when it comes down to election day and this….this…is our Epic Fail.
So while the Left focuses on sex changes for veterans (because to them, that’s all that’s important in the world right now), can we as a party focus on the NOW and all it’s insanity, can we be clear on policies and not let social issues control the BIG PICTURE!!!??? It’s time to play some offense! Is that too much to ask…is it?