Now that Santorum has declared victory in Iowa and Gingrich is ahead of Romney in the polls leading up to the South Carolina voting, it leaves Romney with only an unimpressive win in his home state (or at least one of his home states). Yet they keep going on that Romney has a lock on the nomination. It sure looks like someone knows what a disaster the Republicans are headed for in November.
And a side note on Gingrich’s rise in South Carolina: that subtle but obvious old-time racism still works for the GOP. What with racism, lying, pandering, and fear-mongering, the GOP still can convince enough citizens to vote for them so it will at least look like a contest (yes, most of the country is that dumb). I was thinking, though, that elections in this country might be cheaper and more above-board if the parties just paid the voters directly for their votes. Bribes work for kids so why not constituents? Who knows, it might work great!
Not only that but it seems to me it’s a way to redistribute wealth that would be acceptable to the greedy rich; after all, why be rich if you can’t buy power? The one-percent bribes the 99 percent: it cuts out the middle man and creates a win-win situation for all.
Next we have to figure out a way to penalize congress for the time they waste in frivolous, political, ideological, and just plan stupid errands. Maybe if congress operated like a prison and the congressmen could get time off for good behavior but would have time added to their sentence when they we not working hard for the good of the country. I definitely would insist on a merit pay system for those guys and would include heavy fines for disappointing performance. While we’re at it we can make it so lobbyists, who probably constitutionally must have their free speech, pay any contributions or bribes into the general government fund, not directly to the congressmen or their support organizations. These funds can then be used to pay the congressmen a salary (according to their merit) and to provide additional support for the welfare of the country and its citizens.
It’s been too long that this country had a good-old Jeffersonian revolution. About thirty years ago we had the Reagan revolution and the aftermath of that has come close to destroying this country. Now it is a matter of “it’s broke and we gotta fix it.
Has anyone noticed that the most intelligent Presidents in the last 40 years have all been vilified by the Republican Party. Add to that the quality of the GOP contenders for the office of the President of the United States, the inherent ability of the GOP supporters to vote against their own best interests, and two things are clear: first, intelligence and critical thinking is not common in the GOP, and second, without the backing of the rich and powerful, there would be no GOP. No wonder they want to take from the poor and give to the rich!