America…..What have you done?

America is a country with short term memory loss.

She has doomed herself to a return to the 19th century and its antiquated, outdated ideas that have no place in the 21st century.

On Tuesday, good Americans voted for higher gas prices, less education for our children, less accountability for gun buyers, less accountability or punishment for corporate CEO’s, payouts to big banks that don’t need our tax money, more rights for convicted felons, higher taxes, stonewalling and closing the government, more unemployment, union destruction, taking away women’s rights, down-sizing Social Security for our elderly, and so much more.

They even voted for war.

Of course they didn’t realize they were doing all this.  All they could see was what they were told to see by the advertising and lies that were spread.  Few, if any, took the time to check the actual voting records or qualifications of the people they put into office.  They didn’t check actual FACTS nor did they remember how these people voted against them, the voting public, in Congress or at the State level.  Few, if any could put aside their hatred of our current President and actually vote for QUALIFIED people who would actually work for the people and our country and not just for themselves.

This country has taken not one, but 5 steps backward with this election and we have fear to thank for it.  Fear that the politicians have created to keep us in check.

Evidently, the people who voted Republican didn’t pay any attention to what has happened in the last 16 years to this country when Republicans have too much power.  They forgot all the things that the Republicans have done that have caused us so much grief.

They’ve forgotten the war that was started for oil and the lies that were told about it.  They’ve forgotten how the hatred of those who are different or more intelligent has spread, how anti-learning and anti-science these people are.  How the people they’ve elected have lied, cheated, plagiarized and bribed (and taken bribes) to get into office.  How the people that they’ve elected have been bought off by big corporations and have proven it time and again when they vote against the taxpayer and FOR tax write-offs for the already rich 1% and corporations.  How they’ve given tax cuts to companies that move out of this country and go elsewhere.  The facts are all out there to be read.  But no one did.

The list is longer than what I have here.

We’ve forgotten what Republicans in Congress have done in the last 2 years alone.  How they cost the tax payers a billion dollars by shutting down the government because they couldn’t have their own way.  How they’ve not passed a single bill in 2 years.  How they’ve tried to repeal The Affordable Care Act 50 plus times and FAILED each and every time, again wasting tax payer money for nothing.   This is the worst do nothing Congress in the history of this country and it’s all proven in the Congressional Record.

The voters truly do not realize the damage they’ve done……..TO THEMSELVES.

The Grand Old Party is the party of misogynists, bigots, ignorance, rich white lawyers and career politicians who want to get richer off of the tax payers.  They are against women and women’s health.  They are against the elderly and Social Security.  They are against the minimum wage being raised for the good of millions of people.  They are against lowering taxes on the everyday working person and for giving tax breaks to the rich.  (Trickle down theory is a proven and documented failure) They are against educating our children so they can keep up in a rapidly changing world.  They are against science and, because of it, we have fallen 23rd in the WORLD after being first for decades.  And worst of all, they are pro-war so they can make their corporate friends and themselves richer and the rest of us poorer and sadder.

The Democrats aren’t perfect either, but at least they’ve tried to help the tax payers, not keep them poor, at war and ignorant.

This election is going to cost this country dearly.  We already have zero respect in the international world because of our politics.  It’s divided this country, thanks to Republicans spreading fear, and repressive, regressive attitudes/tactics, and it can only get worse.

Home of the free and land of the brave?   Maybe, maybe not.  I’m beginning to wonder.

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About avlanchlovngirl

I believe that we are here for a reason. We just don't know what it is. I believe there are no borders or color differentiations. We're all the same under the skin and we all want the same basic things. I hate injustice and tend to take a stand against what I feel is unfair and just plain wrong. So, read on and comment if you'd like. Happy New Year!
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