If you plan to vote for the Republican nominee in the November presidential election you must find it odd that the media darlings of your party have been kicked to the curb and discarded like stale dishwater. In a razor thin election, some of the leading members of your Party have been put in the witness protection program and banished to the world of non-media exposure. The list is endless, but the most notable exile is John Boehner, Speaker of the House and the second most powerful official in Washington. He controls the purse strings of the vast federal budget and demands loyalty from the majority party, yet there is not one single 30 second commercial reflecting his complete confidence in the Republican nominee. Mouthpieces from the failed Bush administration, including Dick Chaney who has been a repeated critic of the Obama administration must have crawled back under the rock that he calls home along with Michelle Bachman and Republican Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell. And, then there is the darling of the extremist, non-other than Sarah Palin who was plucked from obscurity and propelled onto the world stage on nothing more than chutzpah who must be on a safari and unavailable for comment.
What we get instead is Paul Ryan who projects the vivid image of a deer caught in the headlights who hates old people. A couple of Republican Senators who have never passed a major piece of legislation and a fleeting glance of the former president George Bush peeking through the closing door of an elevator is all that we have seen. He must have a communicable disease because of the distance kept to ensure that all the talk about deficits can have an aura of sincerity.
If there has ever been a campaign about smoke and mirrors, Mitt Romney wins first place hands down. Every position that he currently has is 180 degrees from where he has been. The right to choose, Medicare, health care, the list is endless. His strategy has been to surround an issue and when attention is directed to a specific one he bends to suit the sentiment of the day. If there has ever been an empty suit candidate for the highest office in the land we hit the jackpot in Willard. He, like the plastic man, can bend to fit the occasion.
Yesterday’s Republican heroes are holding their nose and hoping that they can return to power by running a campaign that is full of lies and false promises. It is their intent to fool all of the people this one time and they will take it from there. No more planned parenthood, another optional war to be paid for on the credit card, another round of tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation for Wall Street, old people paying more for health services and one final hit on organized labor. And for postal employees who support the Republican candidate there is a special prize, the privatization of the Postal Service. Have you read the Republican platform hammered out over the abbreviated convention? Right there in bold letters they lay out their plan: “Congress should explore a greater role for private enterprise in appropriate aspects of the mail-processing system.”
Read it carefully. They do not propose to privatize the entire postal system, just the mail-processing system. Do you work in a Plant? Well if you intend to vote Republican the plan is to privatize your job by the people who you want to place into office. You talk about working against your own interest – there is no length that bigots will go to express their superiority. Vote for Willard Romney and lose your job; now that makes sense!