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The Democratic and Republican onventions may still be a couple of months away but the stage is already set and the nominees determined: Incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Obama didn’t face any real opposition, unless you count the convicted felon and prison inmate in Texas who damn near beat the incumbent President in West Virginia but that’s the state where road kill is considered a gourmet delicacy and a virgin is any 10 year old who can outrun her brothers.
Romney survived a bitter primary fight against a string of questionable opponents that included a serial adulterer, a sexual predator, a space-cadet Minnesota Congresswoman and a right-wing nut job who couldn’t hold on to his own Senate seat. Of the lot, only Ron Paul made sense but he has baggage that won’t allow him to win.
So emerging as the best of the GOP lot is not something that one might want on a resume.
So we’re faced with a first-term President whose record is spotty at best and a failure by most accounts and a challenger who touts a business record based on a private equity firm that took over companies, laid off employees and shipped business overseas.
Here at Capitol Hill Blue we believe in our motto: “Nobody’s life, liberty or property is safe while Congress is in session or the White House is occupied. The last four years have proven that more than any period in recent history. Millions of Americans remain out of work, millions have lost their homes and millions more have lost hope.
So what do we do? Punt? Move to Australia? Take up arms and join a militia?
We’re not sure but the sorry state of our society of today makes us keep searching for a solution.
We don’t feel the solution can be found in backing either the status quo. We don’t think the answers lies in dressing up like Uncle Sam and shouting at rallies.
Can a viable third party challenge the two-party system in this nation? Not under the present political power structure that exists. The American political power structure favors the rich establishment. The Koch brothers and their ilk control the GOP while George Soros and his brethren manipulate the Democrats. Ordinary Americans don’t stand a chance.
But what if we could? What if a strong, well-organized grassroots movement emerged in this country? What if such a movement was built on a foundation of realism, not extremism?
Could it work? Could it become a viable political force?
Maybe it could, if it could emerge from the sea of fringe elements, hyperbole-driven cultism and anger-driven rhetoric.
Something to think about…or at least discuss.