Roseanne Barr, our next president. I know it sounds ludicrous but in my mind no more so than Mitt, Newt, Ron or Rick. What amazes me this year is my total lack of interest in the presidential race. The Republican candidates have left me totally flat in terms of enthusiasm. I’m not a Republican, so it’s difficult for me to get enthused in the first place, but I’m left thinking one idea. Can’t you guys do better than this? The last four candidates each have their own set of personal baggage that makes this “race” seem so over before it even begins. For many months the “media sensations” have been telling us it’s Mitt Romney all the way. Like a self-fulfilling prophecy they guide the voters to “their” choice, “Mitt”.
Personally, I think it’s because the money makers choose Barack or Mitt. It makes no difference to them. They will still get what they want. The losers will once again be the American people.
I have some brothers that have been pro Mitt Romney for some time now. It bewilders me what they see in him. He is a rich guy that knows all the ins and outs of the tax code. Maybe that’s why they admire him. Some of them just want a “businessman” to be at the helm of our ship of a country. We had that with GW. My memory is that it took us to the brink of disaster by sending us on the road to bankruptcy. Here in our state we have a businessman governor who is running the state with an iron hand or really a “fist”. He strong arms to get what he wants and deals are made. Maybe that’s just good business sense but the worker is the one that seems to pay.
This past Sunday I saw some Republican state senator or representative on a local show saying that he’s done all of this without raising taxes. The statement was a total lie but the “news” man never called him on it. If you are a retired teacher or government worker you are paying a new state tax, unless you have reached a certain age of course. Teachers are also paying more into retirement, even though they won’t see that money when they retire. It’s not considered a tax but it sure is one hell of a fee that is only levied on a certain group of people. Another thing coming our way is a change in the gas tax. I’m all for fixing the roads but I know that this type of tax will hit the poorest among us the hardest. http://www.freep.com/article/20120206/NEWS15/202060380/Lawmakers-tread-carefully-with-plan-to-raise-Michigan-s-gas-tax
In the package of bills is also a plan to raise vehicle registration fees by 67%. Again, this kind of “taxing” hurts the little guy much more than those people at the top. http://www.michiganradio.org/post/michigan-drivers-could-soon-pay-more-gas-and-vehicle-registration-fees
I’m sure many people are totally unaware about these issues. We all go to work, keep our heads buried in whatever we’re doing and just let things happen to us. When it does, we complain but we keep voting in the same tired bastards. We watch their stupid commercials and vote on some vague moral issue or some other “personal” quality that frankly means nothing when it comes to what they are going to do in office. Here is Peter Hoekstra’s latest commercial which I find to be absolutely demeaning to the young lady in the commercial as well as to the American people.
It’s like back in the day when Jerry Lewis pretends to be a Chinese chef. Obviously, he was a comic and this was done before we became more politically sensitive.
The Hoekstra ad is just plain stupid. When I looked up bills that had been enacted that Hoekstra had voted on, there just weren’t many. He basically hasn’t done all that much. He certainly hasn’t sponsored or co-sponsored many bills that have gone anywhere! So, if you want someone that doesn’t do much, I guess Pete’s your man! You can see all the bills he voted on and which ones were enacted here. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billsearch.xpd?PostFormID=billsearch&session=112&q=peter+hoekstra&sponsor=&cosponsor=&status=ENACTED%3ASIGNED%2CENACTED%3AVETO_OVERRIDE&sort=
I’m sick of this type of politics. The ad treats the American people like we are basically idiots. Some countries think we are fairly idiotic for our choices in politics but the reality is there just isn’t that much to choose from!
So, Rosanne Barr running for president is about as farfetched of an idea as the guy that played in “Bedtime for Bonzo” running for president! Maybe we are idiots!