2012 GOP Lineup and Songs From The 1960s
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 “Albatross“Fleetwood 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, what do we have to choose from? “The Good The Bad And The Ugly” Hugo Montenegro
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
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
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 …
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.