Feel free to disregard this post...this is MY rant on politics and the choices we have. I don't care for "well do something about it" comments, why? Because I made my choice and now my choice is moot. I vote. I get to gripe. So here goes.
We have no choice this fall. No choice for actual progress. No choice for something more stable. This is not what bothers me. What bothers me are the choices we do have. A hard-nosed revenge seeker and an inexperienced buffoon. Not very promising, now is it?
I can give Mc one point...you know where he stands most of the time. He is transparent to a fault. Outspoken, blunt and on occasion he even cracks me up with his ideals. Doesn't win my vote, but he at least makes me laugh. His need for revenge is frightening in a way that GW could only dream of.
Obama on the other hand does not make me laugh, has zero experience (no, his previous roles are not experience, not when he has been campaigning instead of working), sidesteps everything, promotes change but can't say WHAT he wants to change, panders to the fears of every class of Americans, provides no real solutions or answers. O is a man that the big guys love, pour into him your ideals and they become his. Nice suit, where's the man that belongs inside?
Why the rant? Because I feel as if my hands are tied. I don't even feel that there is a lesser evil to vote for this time, which is sad. The upside of this is that the lack of choices in this arena has spurred me forward in a way that I can control. No, I'm not a control freak...just ask hubby. It's amazing with our laid back styles that anything is ever agreed upon or even gets accomplished. Once again, our mindset is very much the same in regards to the upcoming election.
We have both started gettin' down to business with insuring our and our children's futures in the best way we know how. We are not rich nor are we even well off. We are a working class family that is living paycheck to paycheck while still trying to find a way to survive the coming flood. We are instilling in our boys a sense of duty, honesty, hard work and frugality. Not that we weren't already doing it, the difference is with our prepping they actually SEE the fruits of their labors. We are putting by, saving up...what ever you want to call it...for times when things get tough. Times are tough now. This is just the beginning. Really, it is.
I am not by nature a "doom sayer", I'm an upbeat kinda gal that loves to live life to the fullest. The choices of the future however have made me look at things quite differently. Regardless of who wins, we are in doo-doo. A spiraling economy, housing bust, impending wars on top of the ones we already have our noses in (if you think not, you live in a hole)...America of the last century is becoming obsolete. We no longer command the respect of the world at large, we are seen as meddlesome and weakening. The man that wins the election in November is in for a rude awakening when he takes the oath of office. It won't matter what his campaign promises were or what his plans are. This hole is so damned deep that only the bottom falling out will bring us back up.
It's sad to say that the bottom falling out is the most likely scenario. Fast or slow, it's going to happen. Will we as a country be better for it, maybe. Sometimes you have to tear something down to the foundation to bring it back up right. Do I look forward to this? Not on your life. But I'm doing my best to imagine the worst and prepare for it the best I can. Are you?
~I promise, I will get back to prepping posts soon. Beware, there is another ladies only post coming up...you've been warned.~
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