Halloween is almost upon us and it is time for Trick or Treating. Unfortunately it seems with the round of candidates up for the Presidential Nominee, it is the Republican Party that is playing tricks on us. So sure a kid seemingly dressed as a ghost is more likely a moderate Republican (or what 20 years ago was the mainstream of the party), hiding his face in shame for what the party has become.
Republicans continue to hearken back to the Reagan era, but pundit after pundit will tell you that Reagan would be unelectable in today’s Republican Party. See here and here. Starting with the Clinton era, forged in the Bush era and solidified in the Obama era, both parties have moved further and further from the center and would rather see the other side lose than to get things done for the country.
Is it just the party or has the populace moved away from the center as well?
Bonus points if you get the title of this cartoon: “We all have a face that we hide away forever” Without looking it up of course
99Blast on Kickstarter
The Kickstarter for 99Blast seems to have come to a standstill over the past several days. We hit 20% funded in the first 3 days but nothing in the past 2. If you can, take a look and spread the word. Kicktraq shows the progress below.
I’m a registered republican just so you know. I think both parties are a joke and we need another party to rise out of the ashes if we want to get anything done. Both sides need to be ghosts. Both are the same if you ask me.
Have a fabulous day. ☺
Two sides of the same coin Sandee. Neither will ever see what the other sees.
good saying – do you claim it?
Good luck with your Kickstarter Bearman! I want to this this become reality! 😀
Governments seem to be there to serve themselves these days, rather than to help their people. We need a new form of self government.
Good luck with that
I gave up on politics a while back. I don’t think “We the People” applies much anymore.
Weak the People does
without looking it up – I guess a Billy Joel song, “Stranger” I think was the title.
I believe there are many problems with politics. One is money but money has been a problem for a long time and it does seem to pair up well with power. Another problem that might be fixable is the news media. I should say the so-called news. It’s not quality news really. They have become entertainment and turned campaigns/scandals into sporting events to get ratings. I believe PBS covers the news the best.
Stranger is right.
I prefer watching overseas news coverage of the US. It seems less editorial
I’m a registered Republican, and while I don’t care much about what they do nationally, at least nationally they have a spine.
Locally here in CT, the Republican party has been pretty much reduced to the status of a toddler that has common sense but no one listens to them. Our state is being driven deep into the maggot motel by the Democratic party because they solid majorities in all facets of the legislature, so they give only the tiniest of lip service to the Republicans, just to maintain the façade of getting along.
Sometimes that spine can be so rigid you are crippled.
Bonus points for me: It’s a line from a Billy Joel song called, “The Stranger”!
And I couldn’t agree more–both the Republican and Democratic Parties have never been as extremist, corrupt, powerful, and self-serving as they are now.
It’s so bizarre–political parties were never envisioned by our country’s founders, in the first place. George Washington was our only independent president because there were no political parties when he was elected. And he was dismayed to see–during his second term–the government that he had both fought for in the battle field, and helped establish, already begin unraveling into factions (which we now call political parties)–leading to the election of the first political-party-affiliated president, John Adams, at the end of Washington’s second term.
Bonus!!! Great history
This is true of Australian politicians too