I understand that there is a lot going on, however I’m highly disappointed in the news media and Democrats not following up on the shenanigans of conservatives and the Republican party. It makes me wonder if they really want to win the election this time around in November.
Over and over and over again we’ve heard about different scandals the Republican party has been involved with—like receiving political contributions through the National Rifle Association (NRA) from foreign donors. What ever happened to that report? I’ve been watching the news, but I’ve not seen the big finale or conclusion to that incident. Are they still investigating? Did they find out all who were receiving the funds? How much was it? I’ll bet if it were the other way around, you would still be hearing from Republicans to this day…no matter what the outcome was.
I just want to say for me, it is not okay. Somebody needs to start closing the loop. I think it emboldens the perpetrator when there seems to be no outcry to their offense. So, taking the time to do a thorough follow up will both inform the public and if warranted cause a public outcry and awareness to what was done; and hopefully justice will be served.
Some politicians think they are above the law and should corrected quickly. They are public servants. It was a mistake to let them vote for increases in their own wages and benefits way back when, and it is a mistake to not correct them now. They are getting out of hand.
On the real, I’m tired of hearing and watching shows that refer to “Americans” as either being Republican or Democrat. Update your lexicon. Stop being lazy and add a few more parties to your political list. Splurge a little in your reporting and include others. I don’t care how you do it–be creative. Just make sure it gets done. Personally, I consider myself as a progressive Independent. I have opinions on certain issues that don’t fit either party, but I vote for representatives who listen and are sensitive to my issues. And frankly, there are a lot of folks in office right now, that I’m looking to vote out and see gone. There are others like me.
There are many Americans who don’t identify with either the Republican or Democratic party and should be included in political conversation. You might not recognize and identify them now, but you know they are there. They are the ones that keep effing up your polls and leaving you in disbelief and wonderment. They are the ones who are calling up legislators and showing up at rallies ‘unexpectedly’. They really don’t care about platforms or donors, but they do care about how they are treated, and what politicians are doing to serve themselves instead of the people.
They come in all colors and genders and becoming more and more willing to express themselves. So my word to reporters and commentators is that if you want your voice to remain relevant and your credibility to stay intact, then tell the whole story and not just the one you wish were true. The people will be heard. (I feel much better now.)
So, what if you’re not a Republican or a Democrat? But, you are still an American right? That means we should have the right to vote in every election. I’m okay with the Republicans and Democrats putting up their own candidate, but WE THE PEOPLE should say yay or nay on them from the jump; damn waiting until all the other options are gone. If we vote for them in the General, they should be fair game in the primaries.
This is where I believe major efforts should be a focus right now! Don’t wait until 2018 or 2020, work on that now! Neither party should have any advantage over the American people. That whole process should be open. Put all the candidates on stage, let them be heard; then let the people vote. If we can do it to vote people off the tv talent shows, we can do it for the preliminary rounds of candidates. Then when the field narrows, we vote to see who’ll be the Top 4 candidates and on to the General election.. Or something like that …lol. In any case let’s get it together. Your comments please. 🙂
Question: If the ‘message sent by the public to Washington, DC was “jobs!, Jobs!, JOBS!”; then where are all these sidebar issues coming from?
And, If the Republicans are trying to link ‘tax cuts’ to job creation and the economy; then why was dealing with healthcare and the delivery system was not an important exercise in dealing with America’s debt?
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