Once upon a time, I never paid any attention to politics. I knew my family voted Republican and that there was a reason, but I really didn't know more than that. And I didn't care to, would usually avoid discussion, and ignore it. Then I got married. My new family followed politics religiously and would get all fired up about events and politicians. I didn't understand that at the time.
Well, folks, I do now. What's the difference? I can see that the direction that the leadership in Washington is driving this country is NOT in the best interest of the people. In fact, the leadership rarely listen to their constituents. Many spend a lot of time lying to constituents and being evasive, pushing bills through before people really know what's in them, etc. Think of Obamacare! With a Democrat-controlled House and Senate and a Democratic President of the United States, it was rammed down our throats despite the protests of a large majority of people in America. Think of the latest Debt Ceiling Debacle: Boehner handed the Democrats almost everything they wanted while the majority of Americans, particularly the ones most knowledgeable about the matter, protested about the terrible burden that deal gave to the taxpayers. Do any of them care about any of us? I don't think so. I think they care about power, controlling the purse strings, and telling us what we want to hear so they can be reelected.
This is why I am attracted to the new breed of politician cropping up: the conservatives who do not in any way have the support of the Republican party. They are telling the people, in a blunt and honest way, the problems in Washington - and even more importantly - the kinds of things we can do to fix our problems. People like Michele Bachman, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Joe Walsh, just to name a few.
You can recognize the threat to the 'establishment' policitians by all the smears and derisiveness directed towards them. The people that Washington leaders don't want are exactly the kind of people I'm looking for to lead this country! It's time to reign in spending, reform entitlements, reform the bureaucracy and overregulation, grow the economy, and create jobs. It's time to get the government out of the way of prosperity! The candidates are putting out some terrific ideas on the table; ideas that should be looked at carefully and not derided by the people who have put no ideas forward themselves.
Right now, we're headed towards socialism. The government, with Obama's leadership, has taken control of several large business like General Motors, student loans, a larger chunk of mortgages, health care, and they're headed for more. This costs us too much, and of course Obama wants us to turn to bigger government as the answer, creating a socialist state. Of course, since socialism is working so well in Europe, why wouldn't we adopt it here? Please. We don't want to pay for Europe's socialism failure by bailing them out! With money we don't have! Nor do we want to become like them! I know plenty of people who have been to Europe and seen the economic mess that is called socialism. The lack of personal freedom that is socialism. The death of the American dream that is socialism.
The problem is, the Republican party doesn't seem to want to reign in spending and restore properity to the American people either. Be very careful of wolves in sheeps' clothing! Trust to the people who are honest enough to educate the American people, trust the ones who are under hypocritical attacks by our current leadership. Naturally, you don't need to take my word for it. You can do some research and come to your own conclusions the same way I have.