Monday, November 2, 2009

November time

I have two job interviews this week. I hope they will turn out well.

Well, tomorrow night is election night in Virginia, New Jersey, and in a New York Congressional District.
It does look like a runaway for the GOP in the Virginia Gubernatorial Race. Pres. Obama and the Democrats need to be paying attention to this. Virginia is like the rest of the country, where there is a lot of revisionist history going on and folks forgetting all about the eight years of Bush/Cheney. The deficit is rising and the unemployment rate is still rising, which convinces me that we are not returning to economic recovery anytime soon. Also, there are these two wars in the Near East. Plans are there to pull troops out of Iraq, but not until 2011. More troops are to be sent to Afghanistan to fight Al-Qaida and the Taliban, while many of them are in neighboring Pakistan. Pres. Obama with this move in Afghanistan will cause him to fail miserably like Johnson on Vietnam. Many of us on the left also believe that Pres. Obama is not doing enough to bring about the "change" that he promised. Also, the left has gone critical over this move on Afghanistan as well as the right. Of course, the right believes Pres. Obama is doing too much, saying that "it will destroy America."
No, he hasn't done much and health care is stalled by Congress. Banks won't give back our money. Wall Street benefits, while Main Street falls into economic depravity.
In spite of all of this, should I bother to listen to what the tea party people are yelling and screaming about? No. They represent those that supported the failed policies of the Bush/Cheney years. If it's not all of them doing so, it is true for many of them. This is who they voted for. So, as citizens, we are in between a rock and a hard place. In spite of the disappointment I may have with the Obama Administration with his economic team he ought to replace, I don't believe Hoffman, Palin, Romney, Beck, and Limbaugh have all the answers to solve our problems.

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