Friday, September 17, 2010

Break Over


I didn't mean to suggest that I was actually sick, in my last post. Just feeling kind of blah, with nothing to say. So, here I am again, because I scared myself last night, watching Chris Matthews with his obvious delight in the gloom and doom predictions for the Democrats. I got to thinking about what would happen to the country if the zealots actually succeeded eventually in taking over the government, and got so scared I had to just go on to bed and pull the covers up over me. I got to thinking about the following questions:

How blatant do lies have to be before voters will reject a candidate?

How many elections will it take before voters realize that it might not have been a good idea to elect candidates who are not capable of governing just because they wanted to defeat the incumbents?

How many years (generations) would it take before Americans start fleeing to other countries looking for the freedoms that have been lost, ones that our ancestors came to this country to find and that our founding fathers established in the Constitution?

Ponder this: the candidate who wins an election immediately becomes an incumbent. So, by the time we discover our mistakes, those lying, inept, overzealous winners might be as entrenched as their predecessors were.

And, it will serve us right.

Stay tuned.

14 comments:

savannah said...

funny thing, sugar, we've been having the same discussions around here, too! not even maker's mark helped last night. *sigh* we will get the government we deserve, sugar! i just hope people wake the hell up soon! xoxoxo

Arkansas Patti said...

Love the cartoon and your comments. You have put a voice to my troubling thoughts lately. Just when I think people will never fall for such nonsense, some scary person rises to the top. Sometimes I am really glad I am old.

Nick said...

Yeah, where are all the moderates? What happened to impartial reporting? Good blog.

Olga said...

Isn't this the truth! I fear for this country right now because the terrorism is within.

Linda said...

Amen, preach it. For the life of me I can't understand putting the people back in office that left the country in a mess two years ago. Then again, put them in office now and perhaps by 2012 they'll be voting them out and the Democrats back in.

Kay Dennison said...

Sing it, sister!!!!!

Like you watching those idiots does nasty things to my BP and I raise the same questions.

I am afraid . . . very afraid.

Betty said...

savannah marsh mama: If I keep watching the tv news, I'm going to start hitting the bottle.

arkansas patti: I never thought I'd be glad to be old, either. But my children aren't, and I hate to think what they are going to have to live with.

nick: There are no moderates left. And, don't get me started on the reporting.

olga: Right. And, the terrorists are home grown.

linda: Your idea about the Democrats being voted back in is strangely comforting. lol

Kay: I'm scared, but I'm also mad.

Grayquill said...

I take comfort that God has favored America, and it seems to me he has not withdrawn that favor yet. Crazies are like the poor we will always have them with us, both on the right and the left. I guess a crazy is anyone who disagrees with my view point. Hah! But just so you know, I would never think you are crazy. That said, we are not to sit back and watch everything go sideways. Someone onece said, pray like it all dependeds on God and work like crazy as if it all depends on you. But then someone will soon think your crazy.
BTW - I love that you care. Us that are older have an advantage. We have seen that it is hardly ever as bad as we thought it would be or as good as we hoped it would be. This to will pass.

alwaysinthebackrow said...

Do you think that having dabbled in witchcraft will have an affect on a teabagger's opinion? As compared to having had a gay affair?

Betty said...

Grayquill: Thank you. I don't think you're crazy, either. "it is hardly ever as bad as we thought it would be or as good as we hoped it would be." You're good at putting things in perspective. Of course, you're right.

alwaysinthebackrow: I wouldn't think there is anything about her that the teapartiers would like. But, apparently, they're willing to give her a pass on everything.

Kell said...

You've voiced my fears and frustrations. I try not to think too much because I have an anxiety attack, but I can't help it. After the anxiety I just feel some kind of combination of apathy and hopelessness.

Darlene said...

Betty, it's no wonder you have been feeling blah. I am so depressed by the polls and the uneven reporting that I just can't write about politics now.

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.

Anonymous said...

Most on both sides of the isle are liers so whats new.

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