I don’t post much about politics anymore. My own personal life is full of so much stress right now that I prefer to come here to share cats and kids and silly stories. That said I do need to make a few comments about the mid-term election results.
The whole fucking system is broken.
Far too many Americans have misplaced anger.
I’ll share two small comforts …
My progressive thinking Congressman held his seat. It was a disgusting campaign on the part of his opponent. In the last two weeks of the campaign I received a flyer a day declaring “Democrats foster abortion paid for with your tax dollars” – “Democrats will destroy the family” – “Our older citizens will die in poverty thanks to ObamaCare”. She’s a little known community activist (isn’t that ironic) who became mayor of one of our county’s smallest towns and then managed to win the Republican primary by screaming Tea Party at the top of her lungs and riding around in a van that declared all Democrats to be Socialists and that Socialism led to Communism. Isn’t she clever?
Her campaign headquarters were located inside a casino, her meetings were held at gun clubs and her volunteers were referred to as “my little army”.
Class all the way.
I hope she gets her army to clean up all the signs she posted on every single patch of green she could find.
My second small comfort is that another Cuomo is Governor of my home state. A racist lunatic was defeated. One of my most favorite campaign sound bites came out of this race – “Anger is not a governing strategy”.
So on we plod to 2012 when any Mayan will tell you we’re all gonna die anyway.
Here’s to hoping some of these angry Americans will heed what Jon Stewart recently said – “these are hard times, not end times”
if you'd like to know more - my Congressman is Frank Pallone and the woman he defeated is Anna Little