Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Talking Politics.... what I expected... and what happened. The view from an Independent turned Democrat.

Well, things went pretty much as I expected in the election of Nov. 4, 2014.

Republicans won many races, and I expect more gridlock in Congress and nationally in the next few years. I don't like it. I feel (as many do) that not much is being done nationally, and we are getting way to mired in the "us vs. them" to get much done now either.

Republicans say it's the Democrats who are holding up progress. And Democrats are saying the same thing. And the Supreme Court is handing down some very puzzling decisions - - that don't reflect what I think is fair.

Why is this happening? I don't think the will of the people is being done. People are not voting. Others are being told things that simply aren't true. The balance of power has gone to people with money and to corporations. People are believing what they are hearing on TV, supposed "news" which is often slanted.

But you never know. Things could still turn around later on.

It is good to get semi-back to normal now after these elections and not have to hear more of the popular rhetoric, tall tales, and awful commercials. I fear we will go back to gridlock after this. Some say that is the plan of many Republicans.

It doesn't have to be this way. The way I see it, there is WAY too much money in the elections, being used to spread much disinformation and fear in the electorate. We also don't have as many people voting as we need. And we need MORE, not less, choices. But who can run who is not a millionaire to start out with?

Solutions? I don't see them coming soon, but there are a few rays of hope.

For instance, if you are on Facebook, you may have noticed some groups there  trying to change the status quo.

Here are a couple of those in case you want to join the movement to get money OUT of our elections, whatever party you are in:

People for the American Way

The Other 98%

The Daily Kos (many causes...)

Move On

Occupy Democrats

Being Liberal

Join the Coffee Party Movement

I will list more here later on or in another posting.

What do YOU think needs to be done in the US today to get rid of this inaction and stalemate currently going on? Leave a comment.


Onward and Upward!


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