Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I AM GREEK


I looked into the mirror last night, in search of my identity. I really deplore today's Republican Party, and current day Republican politicians. They so screwed up our country by waging unfunded wars, passing unfunded pharma give aways, under-taxing the super wealthy, doing nothing about runaway education, energy and health-care costs, turning their backs on responsible regulation and oversight of our mortgage markets, kissing the asses of every banker in our nation. My Republican party failed America. I can no longer relate to being a Republican.

As I peered into the mirror, I had to ask myself, "Have I become a Democrat?" ... HELL NO.

While I voted for Obama, mainly out of anger at my Republican Party, I can't relate to him, or to the Democratic party. I'm a capitalist. Free markets are my cup of tea. But we still need rational government regulation and oversight to ensure a level playing field for all. Government needs to stay out of my life though. And it needs to stay out of the lives of others as long as they do no harm to me and my family. As a country, we need to tax in a responsible, sensible manner. And we need to live within our means. We should take care of our old, and also take care of those who can't take care of themselves. But, everyone in our country needs to contribute. Everyone needs to pay something. Those are my basic principles. And neither the Democratic nor the Republican parties appeal to me. And I suspect they no longer appeal to a vast majority of Americans.

Who am I then? Well, this morning, I'm Greek. I'm watching all this turmoil in the streets of Athens. I see people madder than hell and fed up with their government. I can relate.

So, today at least, I'm Greek.

My state's Republican Senator is a moron. Senator Richard Burr has been in Washington DC for over 15 years. He has accomplished nothing. He is in no positions of substantial leadership. The man is an empty suit. Today, I'm imagining myself a Greek, standing in the streets of Washington DC, madder than hell at my government, with a rock in my hand, and aiming it at the nose of my idiot Republican Senator Richard Burr.

I AM GREEK.

And my stress levels are plunging.

North Carolina deserves better than Republican Senator Richard Burr.

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