A lot of people found Chris Christie's keynote speech at the RNC inspiring. A blue collar guy bucking the trends gets elected, a Republican in a Democratic state, by speaking his mind about most issues. He comes from humble roots like most Americans and a lot of the things he said make sense.
If we are to dig ourselves out of this terrible hole that WE The People allowed to happen, will require all of us to pitch in and sacrifice and start thinking about changes in policy and directions this nation needs to make.
His mom taught him some fine rules to follow. Speak from the heart and to fight for your principles. He spoke the truth about the founders of this nation, that the principles of this nation need to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and emotions of the times.
He speaks the truth when he says that the leaders, along with the people of this land, and I add both Republican and Democrat alike do what is easy and not what is right.
Who can disagree when he says "We are the great grandchildren of men and women who broke their backs in the name of American ingenuity; the grandchildren of the Greatest Generation; the sons and daughters of immigrants; the brothers and sisters of everyday heros; the neighbors of entrepreneurs and firefighters, teachers and farmers, veterans and factory workers and everyone in-between who shows up not just on the big days or the good days, but on the bad days and on the hard days, each and every day all 365 of them.
He says our ideas by which I assume he means the Republican ideas are right for America, and the Democrat ideas have failed America.
He believes only, Republicans believe in telling hard working families the truth about our country's fiscal realities, but Democrats know the realities too, it is just the differences in where the priorities lie. Republicans favor the rich and powerful, the I got mine you get yours crowd.
Hers's where Christies's priorities lie. Let's cut Medicare for our seniors, let's have our union firefighters, police, teachers, state and local workers share the sacrifice. Let's give the breaks to the wealthy and let everyone else fend for themselves. The trickle down effect...
He says Republicans believe in forging bipartisan compromises, but Mitch McConnell says our priorty is to make Obama a one term president. I haven't seen any Republicans willing to compromise. I've seen plenty of scaring and dividing from both sides.
We have the slowest economic recovery in decades, a spiraling out of control deficit, an education system that's failing to compete in the world. The problems are too big to let the American people lose. there is plenty of blame to go around both on the right and on the left.
We do need politicians to care more about doing something. We need a leader in this country to do what is right and not what is easy.
The Republicans give us pimps for big business and special intrerests. Mitt Romney will tell you anything he believes will get him elected. Christie says The Affordable Care Act, will put our health care system in the hands of federal bureaucrats between and American citizen and their doctors. Well Governor Christie private health insureres have put themselves between my doctor and me pal. If we all had a single payer system my hospital would be covered.
So Governor Christie, yes we must all share in the sacrifice but you say nothing when Republicans write laws that allow a giant profit machine like GE to pay no income tax on enormous profits or about Republican support of continued subsidies for Big Oil, Big Agriculture, The Military Industrial Complex, Big Pharma, etc.
I agree we need leadership, it is one thing sorely lacking in our political system now. You see Governor Christie I don't believe that Romney and Ryan are the right people for the job. I wish we had a different choice than Obama who has been all too willing to compromise. You are right Governor Christie we need leadership that has the principles and fortitiude to stand up to the special interests. Where are these leaders I ask? I see too few in, or running for office these days.
I fear that our generation will be judged in the future as the generation that failed to stop the special intrests, from delivering our Republic into the hands of pimps, thieves, and murderers.
We shall see....