Monday, October 29, 2012
I have been thinking all day about the comments I have received about not presenting both sides. Then I realized that this late in the election cycle if I have not made up my mind, then I have not done my research. I would have just sat around letting people rant at me and wimped out. But that is not my way. I search and search. My basic test is that one from the New Testament: “By their fruits you shall know them.” I don’t demand perfection, but I do demand authenticity and integrity in the candidates that I choose.
I see no authenticity in Romney. He has swayed from position to position depending on the audience. Only the “47%” speech was from his heart. His fruits have been sucking companies dry with legal but immoral shenanigans, shipping jobs overseas and making his fortunes out of others’ misfortunes. These propensities are easy to find out, and if you say there are two sides to the story of each of these actions...sure there are: the fortunes gathered on the one, and the misery on the other. No, his past actions will not save this country’s economy. Quite the opposite.
In Obama, I see a drive to really make things better. While his communication may have been wanting in the first years, he is catching up. The Affordable Care Act is a HUGE step in the right direction. The elimination of Osama Bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders is real progress in splitting up terrorism towards this country. (Bush gave up on that and instead chose to one-up his dad by starting the Iraq war on false pretenses. Bush also one-upped his brother, Jeb, who had been groomed by the family for the presidential seat, but getting that seat for himself! Odd little man!)
These are some of the fruits that I see and what has made me make the choices I have made. I could no more present the opposing side than fly! The opposing side is just awful and leads to the further ruination of our beloved country just when it is starting to get back on it’s feet after the devastation deterioration of the Bush years. These facts are so evident that trying to pretend to present anything else would a total lie on my part.
So, wow, that’s what this day’s thoughts have brought me...