Don’t get me wrong. I think the president is doing a pretty good job. I think he’s working his tail off to get us out of a recession the likes most of us have never seen before. Even the so-called finance and business experts are scrambling around spewing advice and opinions, which couldn’t be more different or across the board from each other. It’s unfortunate, but it’s almost a guessing game when it comes to setting policies that will best lead us out of these economic doldrums.
Thus, it should be expected that there will be several governmental stumbles along the path to recovery in these confusing, stagnant times. Which makes me even more irked by conservatives who quickly state how atrocious a White House health care, financial, or job plan is just minutes after one comes out. It’s almost as if you can hear the words “No” and “Wrong,” and worst – “Big Government” - coming from their mouths before the respective plan is even publicized.
The other side, while not as inert or negative, is not much better. The liberals in Congress seem hell bent on using their majority power to quickly and swiftly ram bills into law without much solid, open discussion. Pelosi and Reid appear to almost want to pass bills into law while we have our heads turned – very reminiscent of when the Baltimore Colts packed up and snuck away to Indianapolis in the middle of the night.
So, here I am – again – disillusioned by all party leadership. I am alone – forced to the middle by arrogance, incompetence, and just plain mean-spirited, childish pre-disposed mind-sets.
And you know what? I couldn’t be happier. I’m free! Free to tackle each issue and each candidate one at a time, without someone telling me who or what to support. While I have always adhered to the “one issue, one candidate at a time” philosophy, now I can put that into action without any subconscious party influence or bias.