Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010, a date, which could live in infamy, to be added to many others that have been infamous for various reasons. Election Day 2010 and probably one of the singular most important Election Days we’ve had in 20 years. Yes, 2008 was big and it was all about our want of change and we started to get that, but when it didn’t come fast enough or in the ways in which we thought it ought to, bolstered by the rampant ramblings of people who are part of the culture that didn’t want change or wants change for the worse, some or many of us began to doubt the change we voted for in 2008, after the previous 8 years of steady decline and woeful failures in government and the business sector.
So, now we’ve got some rather rabid and quite angry people out there, who should have an honest beef with the ways things have been done for too long and the relative inaction that dominates Congress, but they too have been taken over from within, by some vocal leaders and others who are wolves among the sheep and full of ideas to turn this country into a shadow of its former self whilst telling us and screeching at us that they want to “restore America” and bring moral credibility back to the government. Of course many of these people also want smaller government, or in some cases whole parts of government, like the education department or several other agencies reduced or wiped out entirely.
In general, this broader group is called the TEA Party and there are smaller sub-groups within that larger cohort, but most have many shared core values and views and hopes for the future of this country, most of which, if put into practice would do so much more harm than any amount of possible good you could fathom.
So, come this Tuesday, our nation, its future, and the heritage we’ve inherited from our predecessors and parents and their parents and so on, is hanging in the balance in a real sense. You, each of you, as voters, this coming Tuesday has the ability, and people like Tom Corbett know it, to use your most important power as a citizen of this country and make the decision as to what direction this country will head or will not. Tom and perhaps others want to suppress your power to vote, want to keep it at bay, want to do what they can to curb your ability to fairly, freely, and fully decide the elections, so that those who are not likely to succeed in their election get an unfair chance to sneak into an office they do NOT deserve.
Therefore, it is absolutely important and crucial that each of you get out and vote and do so when you are not hopping mad, angry, and filled with spite for what you feel has not been adequate progress in the last 2 years, knowing that many in Congress stood to obstruct any and all change that was offered. Instead, become reasonably informed about the candidates, the effect of what electing persons who are utter hypocrites and detached from what their commercials say versus what they share with people and others on the campaign trail to get votes.
Bottomline, I’m not saying you need to love a Democratic candidate or candidates, but the mound of evidence and problems that have been dogging the TEA Party candidates and some GOP candidates should lead most people to realize that a vote FOR a Democrat right now is far less of a problem than getting risky and following your anger into the voting booth and onto the front page of Wednesday’s paper.
We cannot stand idly by, we cannot let weather, bad political commercials, or a sense of disenchantment or simply a lack of desire to vote win on Tuesday or we WILL all LOSE.
We need reform, we need change, but what’s being offered in that line right now is NOT change we either need or want and in time we may get groups who are not so easily taken over, but for now the TEA Party candidates in particular are NOT people you want to elect at all.