It’s Empty Chair Day!
So, all you “mavericks” out there get your chairs out and display them proudly! It’s also Labor Day. A celebration of the American worker. At least the ones who actually have jobs. The rest, not feeling so celebratory. They’re either out of work or in lowpaying or part time jobs. For all of you who come to this site, we want you to know, it’s OK.
It doesn’t matter if there is a D or an R after a pols name. It’s OK to let them go if they aren’t doing their job or aren’t up to the job they were hired to do. You really aren’t betraying anyone by voting for a different candidate. “Likability” is not a good reason to vote for a President. Obama may be personable, have a terrific family, be a great father, but, that really isn’t a good enough reason to re-hire him. When each and every American owes $800,000 of the existing debt, brought on us by this administration, it really is time to think about replacing them. When an administration has decided they can have a kill list, can indiscriminately decide to kill American citizens or lock them up indefinitely without benefit of trial, it really is time to think about a replacement. When the power of the executive branch has become so out of balance with the other branches of government, making end runs around Congress and the Judiciary, we really do have to think about what we want to be as a country and a people. Are race politics and class warfare really what we want to see in our politics? Are we to be envious of success or despise our countrymen because of the color of their skin? The pols think so, and use it as a means to garner your vote. Have we the people become that petty or have our pols become that petty? I think you know the answer. If the only reason you have for voting for a candidate is the “D” or “R” behind their name or because of “likability” then you aren’t voting in the best interests of your country, you’re voting in the best interest of the pols who want to be in power or those who are desperate to keep their jobs. We can do better, we will do better.
In other news, the Dems are having a very hard time filling that 74,000 seat stadium for Obama’s acceptance speech. They’re busing in loads of people for that event. Maybe they should have chosen a smaller venue?
Anything short of a full house on the final night of the Democratic Party’s national convention will be instant fodder for Republicans eager to use empty seats as symbols of waning voter enthusiasm for Obama.
I don’t think filling a stadium is the answer to our problems. It might make Obama feel better, give him a sense of hope for re-election, soothe his damaged ego but, what will filling that stadium accomplish for the rest of us?
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