I support our leader, President Barack Obama. I support most of the ideals of the Democratic Party.
I find the Republican Party message to be offensive and fascist. It’s a message from a bunch of people unwilling to negotiate, whether those negotiations take place across the aisles in Congress, at a collective bargaining negotiation session, or at the diplomatic negotiating sessions in the Middle East.
I am against handouts, so therefore find some of what Democrats support to be offensive. But it’s far better than what I hear on the Republican side, particularly the narrow vision of the Republicans with regard to civil rights and related social issues.
I would prefer to see a Federal agency like the WPA replace unemployment benefits. I would prefer to see the military spend some of its money on “defense” projects such as our American infrastructure which, when could reverse crumbling infrastructure such as dams and levies (to name a few) which leave us vulnerable in some situations. The Army Corps of Engineers, for instance, could handle such projects. I would prefer a mandatory 2-year military service time for all American youth and part of that could be work on infrastructure projects.
I would prefer such projects provide enough money to feed those who are involved in them.
But I have heard no such proposals from EITHER of the political parties. Nevertheless, based on historical facts about the impact of these two political parties, I choose the Democrats.
I don’t make my decision based on a candidate’s personality, although there are times when that does make a difference.
I don’t make my decision based solely on the person, but I make my decision based on the people who surround the person. There are racist and bigoted goons surrounding Romney and Ryan. I don’t like hateful, mean-spirited people and recognize that a vote for Romney / Ryan provides ammunition and power to such goons.
I also recognize that we are human beings and at times need to recognize that President Obama is not perfect. I need to reduce the expectation of perfection. My apologies to the president for comments I made on this blog a year or so ago. But it is tough, at times, to deal with what is heard coming from the fat negative putrid mouths of many of the president’s detractors. I do remain consistent in attacking such negativity and false commentary.