:::Originally posted 4/20/2008 on Yahoo 360!:::
POLITICS is best understood when broken down into its two primary linguistic components...POLY from the Greek word meaning "MANY", and TICKS meaning blood-sucking leeches.
Democrats are vilifying the oil industry...the same BIG OIL that the Democratic party has choked, throttled and subdued for 30 years because of the liberal special-interest groups like Greenpeace that fund them. We haven't become energy-independent because tree-huggers DON'T WANT any new refineries, new oil wells, or more nuclear plants. Senator Kennedy has blocked efforts to place an electricity-generating windmill farm in an ideal spot that just happens to be in his backyard.
Why have so many manufacturing jobs left the USA? Ask the Democrats. They will tell you it is because of NAFTA and other free-trade agreements with 2nd- and 3rd-world countries. The real reason is economics, just like oil. Unions, who largely fund the Democratic party, have priced the American worker out of the manufacturing market. Hillary's Universal Healthcare plan will do the same to our medical infratructure. Opening new markets to American free enterprise ideals is not the reason our manufacturing jobs have left...the Democrats' strong support for raising the cost of American labor is.
Last but not least is the misguided view of the war in Iraq by both Democratic contenders. They are both pledging troop withdrawals from Iraq immediately upon their presumed election, based on....what, exactly? Code Pink's views that all war is immoral? Or just getting Osama Bin Laden? As much as I would like to see that towel-headed bastard tied to the nose of a 767 crashing into a mosque, he is not the primary problem...his IDEOLOGY is. And if we can help the Iraqis prove to the world how misguided that ideology is, that victory alone will overshadow him and reduce his influence. The bottom line is that the Democrats want us to lose in Iraq so they can go "nanny nanny boo boo, stick your head in doo doo" to George W. Bush.
I am not too keen on any of our Presidential aspirants...solving our broken political system is not to come from a Beltway insider merely changing addresses within the Beltway. All the Democrats are harping about is change...but not all change is good. Making the RIGHT changes is something that the LEFT hasn't proven too adept at accomplishing.