Saturday 03 Dec 2016

The Logical Choice
AJ Robinson

What with the election in full swing, there are pundits, reporters, and politicians on both sides making grand statements and speeches as to who is best able to lead our country. It’s an important issue; these are trying times. For me, I could do the same; give you facts and figures, compare and contrast the two candidates and their views, and make a case for one of them.

I don’t have to do that.

Barak Obama is the logical choice and it is the easiest thing in the world to verify. Back when he was elected, if I recall, correctly, literally on his inauguration, the Republican leadership met to discuss the situation. They decided that they would do whatever it took to try and insure that Obama was a one-term president. This was their A-number-one goal; this was more important than putting country first, even putting the interests of the Republican Party first. They would do everything possible to damage the president. So, if Obama suggested something, some piece of legislation, and it was good for the country, maybe even great for the GOP, they would oppose it, and if it was bad for the nation, they’d support it. For their own part, they would, logically, only suggest things to hurt the country, nothing that might help it.

The country, the People, did not matter. Both were irrelevant to the goal of the Republicans. To me, that borders on outright treason, but that’s just my humble opinion.

So, let’s look back over the last four years or so. We don’t even have to cite the legislation; we don’t need to know the names of the bills Obama brought before Congress. All we have to ask is: how did the GOP respond to each act of the President? Did they support or oppose his ideas?

Well, when you consider that the new nickname of the Republicans is: “The Party of No,” I think that gives you your answer. The GOP has opposed everything President Obama has tried to do. Therefore, following the rules of logic, these acts were good for the country. The logic of this conclusion is supported by the fact that the nation has improved,if only marginally. Since the President’s actions have been limited by the Republicans, his actions were the right things to do, and would have been even more effective, if they’d been fully implemented.

Again, it’s simple logic.

So, this November, when you’re in the voting booth, make the logical choice. Oh, and also consider the Senator and Member of the House you send to Congress. If you’ve got a Republican seeking re-election, just remember what they’ve been doing the last couple of years. They put destroying a sitting president ahead of YOUR best interests. Are those really the kind of people you want representing you in Washington?

Just food for thought; oh, and by the way, I’m a Republican. I just happen to put nation first.

Combining the gimlet-eye, of Philip Roth, with the precisive mind of Lionel Trilling, AJ Robinson writes about what goes bump in the mind, of 21st century adults. Raised in Boston, with summers on Martha's Vineyard, AJ now lives in Florida. Most of the time he writes, but sometimes he works at Disney World to renew his fantasies and get a few dollars more. AJ writes, with insight and passion, about his family and his dog. His liberal, note the small "l," sensibilities often lead to bouts of righteous indignation, well focused and true.

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