Outside Looking In

It has been two years since I moved to Canada.

From this vantage point it is interesting how our politics are depicted.  Obama recently has left for a jaunt overseas to less than stellar reviews.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40145336/  But it is the comments to the reports that I find enlightening.  Average citizens remarking on the functioning of Democracy. http://world-news.newsvine.com/_news/2010/11/12/5454035-obama-claims-strengthened-hand-in-global-dealings

Funny how one administration can get a free pass over the actions of a proceeding one, or from a potential challenger.  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/the-importance-of-seeing-sarah-palin/article1738425/   I thought this comment was noteworthy after someone remarked about Sarah Palin being a “quitter”…

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You think Obama’s bad…..I would hate to see what we get if you people elect a quiting Governor!

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#2.1 – Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:26 AM EST

You think Obama’s bad…..I would hate to see what we get if you people elect a quiting Governor!

Seems to me that every politician both Republican and Democrat that ran for an office above the one that they currently held and then won that office quit their job, Obama quit the senate to become president, Biden quit his job They all quit their jobs, It does not make any difference whether they were elected or not they still quit their former jobs….I am not a Sara Palin fan and I an not an Obama basher but that quit her job thing is really getting tired

Palin left Alaska with a 18 billion dollar surplus. Her reason for leaving was exemplary. Lawsuits because of taking the position of vice president running made her a target of the liberal media which demonized both Palin and her children. Even the porn community attacked this lady who presented herself as an everyday American mom with mainstream values, concerns and the direction of middle class America. Her reason for leaving the governorship was Alaska would not get anything done with the attacks and lawsuits. Palin then joined with the Tea Party and played a big part in reshaping the candidates who ran for office in the Republican party as well as handing the Democrats their worst political defeat. Palin is family focus person and community as well. Her leadership begins in her home, her husband does not wander like say Hilary Clinton’s does another lady who wants to be president but cannot even control her own husband. Palin has problem solving abilities, when the gulf spill occurred she graciously told Obama which countries had equipment to contain the spill, being a Governor of an oil producing state, she knew instantly what to do and who to connect with. Palin’s advice was ignored by the Obama administration.. When these ships arrived in the Gulf, they were sent home and that decision was in every countries newspaper except the United States, Holland”s was where I read the article at the time and you can check it there. The reason for this decision was only maritime unions workers were allowed to clean up oil spills. Over a month passed before cleanup began by foreign ships that were brought back. Palin is also versed in our National Defense system due to Alaska position on the globe and had a security clearance and unlike say somebody like Eric Holder or Bill Clinton could not get a security clearance because of previous affiliations with radical and anti government groups. Unlike Mr Momus, Palin is qualified to be President in my estimation for reasons listed above and many more which time constraints and space prevent me from listing. Palin indeed represents mainstream America, her concerns are for her fellow Americans and if she were elected we would all have jobs by now. and Capital hill would not be a war zone. . .

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I have a tendency to agree, still it hurts me to see my country in such a quandary.  People divided, loyalties questioned and affiliations splintered.  But there is more interest in politics as of late than any time in recent memory, which is a good thing.  There has been too much apathy in the past.  More people should be involved to where the politicians start paying attention to the concerns of the people… and act accordingly.

I don’t consider myself overly patriotic, but while I am on the outside looking in I hate seeing my country’s image sullied because of some bad policies.  Americans by far are good people; generous, kind and loyal.  I think a little introspection is a good thing.   http://advantagesofmutualrespectandfairplay.com/2010/02/20/have-a-little-cake-with-your-tea-party/

We all need to take that journey…

Let’s start having some accountability starting from within.

From the outside looking in,

peace.

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One Response to “Outside Looking In”

  1. Chantal Says:

    I love you for many things, and this includes your opinions. We often call truces, especially about political things, where we agree to disagree. This might be another one of those truces.

    You keep writing about this media-she-wolf dressed in family-virtues-evangelical clothing. For the life of me, I cannot grasp the hold that she has taken on your imagination and on the imagination of apparently many other intelligent Americans as well.

    Vapid and vain are not qualities that come to mind when I think of the everyday American citizen. And yet this is exactly what pops into my head every time I see or hear Sarah Palin. Surely this self-mythologizer is not the leader that America is hungry for? Someone who lives the celebrity lifestyle and clearly craves it, but who talks out of the other side of her mouth about family values and how she walks the talk of her faith? Someone who is clearly lacking intelligence, and I’m trying to say this nicely, and who camouflages this very serious shortcoming by coming across as representing mainstream America? How very insulting.

    My knowledge of American politics may be very limited, and compared to you, it’s downright lilliputian. But I’m thinking that attracting the undecided is very important in U.S. politics. Surely the Republicans can do better at finding a candidate who does more than represent the worst of what they stand for? I’m guessing that even influential right-wingers will have a hard time supporting this person. The Republican party’s criteria is certainly higher than having the undeniable ability to whip up a crowd and shout out truisms.

    This is what I see, from the outside looking in:

    George W. Bush declared a war based on lies and fabrication; he bungled the Katrina catastrophe, and I’m sorry but Guantanamo is an international eyesore that flies in the face of due process.

    Obama has given access to affordable health care for more Americans; he’s attempted to pull your country out of its economic quagmire, and we all know it takes a heck of alot longer than 2 years to recover from a state of bankruptcy….ever been bankrupt? Recovering from personal bankruptcy in realistic terms can be up to 10 years. Why are Americans so displeased that Obama is not doing his job in this respect? Then again maybe it’s the media that feeds this to the masses, and the masses believe whatever the media says. Obama remains popular around the world, and even though his initial visions that carried him on the wave of hope may have exceeded his grasp, this man is not a quitter in the face of serious challenges. His election promises were only as grand as the problems were severe. I really don’t feel that Sarah Palin would have the moxy and the brains to lead a country, especially the U.S.A. She is an image, nothing more.

    Sarah Palin governed a state with the population equivalent to U.S. cities, which is like being a mayor. I know, I know, you’ll say that Obama had no governing experience, but President Obama is smart, has class, and can talk to ANY American from any socio-economic background. I can’t say the same for Ms. Palin. Sorry.
    Sarah Palin doesn’t deal with anyone who will bring to light her lack of intelligence…..she might even now refuse to deal with Glenn Beck! (who we know is the epitome of wit and wisdom)
    She is forever reminding her loyal followers that the media is out to get her, yet YET she is a Fox News talking head (and if THAT does not set off some little red flag inside America, I don’t know what will). And she plays the media game really well.

    This woman has no morality, she needs media attention constantly (how many books has she put out in the past 2 years?) and lives up to the image that she projects of herself, that of a modern celebrity with no class. What is it about her that the average American can supposedly relate to? That she shouts out “I don’t like paying taxes either!”?

    I’m not even going to comment on her faith, because I find it odious that a person seeking higher office uses their religious beliefs to manipulate their image.

    Americans need to place more value on education and knowledge of the outside world…..think back on your greatest leaders, and guaranteed that they were educated men who understood that the world is bigger than U.S. borders. And they probably knew their North Korea from their South Korea, too.

    It boggles my mind that you support this person and extol her “virtues”. If ever Palin for President comes to pass, and we are faced with her as your president, I hope they erase Canada from the map so that she never finds us.

    Despite all this, you’re still my guy, and I’m still your girl. That’s right.

    Chantal

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