Lance - Why don't you WAKE UP and realize that Obama WON. We know you don't like it. We know that you are a (bit) delusional with fabrications of what "might have been but...why not re-join reality?
A couple of months back there was an article in Harpers magazine titled
"Why bother to vote...when your vote doesn't matter".
It didn't really encourage people not to vote, though from the title you'd think it did.
It did say how much alike Obama and Romney were, and how the same things would happen to this country whichever one got elected.
Aside from all the b.s. we heard durring the campaign, the two parties are alot closer than one would think.
For instance, both sides have talked about raising the social security retirement age to 67. That's fine if you've been sitting in a nice cozy office all your life, but what about people who do physical labor, or stand on their feet all day behind a cash register, or work in agriculture or constuction?. 62 seems like old age, let alone 67.
Another one is both parties are looking at a different way to calculate cost of living increases for social security. Their reasoning is, when say, the cost of beef goes up, seniors buy chicken (or cat food) instead, so their cost of living hasn't increased.
And both parties are trying to eliminate what they're calling tax loopholes like the mortgage interest deduction, as opposed to raising taxes to pay for the wars they started under the guise of Sept. 11 and charged to communist China instead of paying for them.
I'm more than a little pessimistic, and I don't expect anything good to come from the best government money HAS bought. They keep us fighting among ourselves over things like God, guns, gays and abortion, while they pass laws like the ones that let banks crash the housing market,who then have the balls to tell someone they suck because they lost their job and can't make their house payment.
Until we have real campaign finance reform nothing is going to change.