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2012 GOP Lineup and Songs From The 1960s

December 30, 2011

I posted this at the end of the last Presidential Election.  New America Must Reduce It’s Seven Deadly Sins – Because the 2008 Campaign was nasty and divisive, and a very long assault on America’s sense of decency.

I said “Most of us are inebriated with excitement and exhaustion.  We must recover quickly. Stop glad handing each other long enough to roll up our sleeves, take our vitamins and prepare for a long, heavy haul.  We must now set the example we have been bitching about for eight miserable years.  We must actually, and carefully, embrace the wounded extremists that angered us so much.  We must walk the talk of inclusiveness.  We have fought the policy of exclusiveness long enough.  We are not exclusive, we are Americans.  We respect the diverse and complex components that make the Democratic montage that we are.  Diversity is the acceptance of differences.  Tolerance is nothing but a cover up.  We always hear that someone tolerates someone else.  Tolerance means you just keep your mouth shut while anger seethes inside.  Understanding and acceptance means you have taken differences for what they are, digested them, and you focus on similarities instead. Few of us really agree with each other.  So be it.  We no longer need to reduce people’s self-esteem to rubble to reinforce our view.  We must lead by example.  We must be the good persons we view ourselves as.  There are enough common goals to share and join forces on to last several lifetimes.”

  This 2012 Campaign Season is unfolding as just as awful.  Voters have contradictory “Family Values” that want to tear a Mormon, Muslim, Catholic or Atheist apart, and, heaven help progressives. But, I don’t see anyone tearing apart the nut cases who think the country should be owned and operated by their personal evangelical guru?  I see the candidates court the most selfish voters by making outlandish promises to them.  Candidates cater to the arrogance of ultra-conservative by promising to change laws to fit their confined understanding of how the world works.  Most of those promises have nothing to do with running this country or helping it’s citizens.  These promises are tailored pandering.  Once elected, each of these politicians answer to a higher god … money.  Each of us has a right to their own spiritual wants and needs, but no one has the right to impose their flavor of religion on me or my neighbor. My understanding of this country changes with each election, and so should everyone who votes.  Time changes each one of us and the ground we walk on.  Time reveals the damage we do to each other and the ground we walk on.  As long as candidates appeal to fear, resentment, anger, distrust, and bigotry, please dig your own hole and lie down in it.  “Lead, follow, or get out of the way”. Thomas Paine

Some songs from the 1960s have a scary connection to the 2012 election event … what do you think?

Don’t forget, it’s all about “Mony Mony” Tommy James & The Shondells

To describe the voter’s dilemma this year, we can quote a few more rock ‘n roll titles from the 1960s … “I can’t get no satisfaction” Rolling Stones … and voters are saying, “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You”  Bee Gees.  Because, so many of us feel like an “AlbatrossFleetwood Mac around the neck of big business  Republicans.  “Somebody Help Me”  Spencer Davis Group because we hear “Distant Drums”  Jim Reeves and more  WAR  – Edwin Starr.

So, most of us figure “It’s Over”  Roy Orbison, “It’s All Over Now”  Rolling Stones.  After we have had such a  “A Hard Day’s Night”  Beatles.

So, what do we have to choose from? “The Good The Bad And The Ugly”  Hugo Montenegro

We all know, “It’s Now Or Never” Elvis Presley  and whoever is chosen is just a  “Puppet On A String”  Sandie Shaw.

Implore the Republican field of candidates, “ Please Don’t Tease” Cliff Richard & Shadows

Because, some of these GOP wannabes just,  “Keep On Running” Spencer Davis Group

To all the candidates, ” You’re Driving Me Crazy” Temperance Seven

“Well I Ask You” Eden Kane,  all these things are making my life harder,  and, “You Don’t Know”  Helen Shapiro?

Voters are, On The Rebound” Floyd Cramer

Because, to hear the Republicans, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”  Righteous Brothers

Looking for the right someone, we are “Tired Of Waiting For You” Kinks

If any of these Republicans actually win,  “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore Walker Brothers,  what we will hear is ” Distant Drums”  Jim Reeves.  And then, “Let The Heartaches Begin”  Long John Baldry

You can even hear Democrats holler, “Release Me”  Engelbert Humperdinck

Independent and Democratic heads are being turned by the most unlikely candidate … so,

“Along Came A Spider”  Alice Cooper, when the voting public becomes so disgusted with business as usual, and no one is making them happy

When it boils down to saying what most Americans want to hear.  

“These Boots Are Made For Walkin'”  Nancy Sinatra, so … 

“Congratulations” Cliff Richard  to Ron Paul. Who appears to be hearing “Baby Now That I’ve Found You” Foundations,  … you may be “King Of The Road”  Roger Miller 

and have decided  I Will Follow Him Whoopi Goldbergbecause it’s”All Or Nothing  Small Faces.   Taking another look at Libertarians … Six Reasons Ron Paul Has Appeal Beyond the GOP

So, “With A Little Help From My Friends”  Joe Cocker,  we must decide who is the least dangerous candidate … not the most honest or effective.  And we will have to live with our decision if is Ron Paul.  Make sure you do your homework and read the WIKI for him.  2008 presidential campaign and 2012 presidential campaign and Political positions.

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