Now CNN has a poll that says not only are Americans angry; they're worried because of the state of their country.
You see this is a double standard. Why did it take so long for the media to finally pick up on this? Aren't they the ones who are supposed to be giving America and the world the facts? Perhaps it is the media that is biased; perhaps it is they that want to take credit for what Barack Obama said months ago. Perhaps it is their ego that wanted to be the first to divulge and disseminate this to the public.
The media should have conducted their polls when Obama made his statement, rather that waiting six months to make virtually the same statement. The fact is people were angry then, and more people are angry now. Since then the economic picture has become more dismal, and the crisis seems to be snowballing.
Americans have been watching their tax dollars being spent on fighting a war, a war that was created by Bush and his administration. People in this country are hungry and some have been pictured on food and bread lines. click here click here Americans see their jobs disappearing; factories are closing and other jobs are sent over seas. People are watching the unemployment lines grow, while others are being forced to cut way back. Many families have seen their medical bills pile up beyond imagination. The cost of food, gas, electricity, schools, life and health insurances seem so intolerable that families feel choked. Unfortunately with this mass flux of things going out; there doesn't seem to be any light at the end of this dark tunnel.
Three years later Americans are learning that people in New Orleans are still in dire need of help. Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005; it is now 2008 and so much more needs to be done. Common sense should tell our government that Americans are angry. How happy would you be if you watched your jobs and your money disappear? Things like these are monumental in size, and the calamity of these things doesn't make anyone happy.
Does anyone ever get the feeling that their country is moving or has moved, but has forgotten to tell its people? This thought really troubles me; I can't help but wonder what's next.
When you're told that $9 billion dollars have been lost in Iraq, that they can't account for this money, what do you think? click here
There are just too many inconsistencies that this government hasn't been made to answer.
When people watch their livelihood drowning, their source of income drying up like a vast drought, and when this government continues with the same old politics, how should the American people feel? The rich are getting huge tax cuts; the poor are not getting any relief. Politicians should know that discontentment leads to anger, and common sense should tell this government that people are not only annoyed, but very tired and angry.
Perhaps this is what common sense should tell these politicians, but you can't expect all politicians to use what they don't have. All politicians don't have the foresight or common sense that Barack Obama has. Let's get real and give credit where credit is do; let's stop using double standards. The Bush administration hasn't used common sense in the past eight years, but Obama will. Common sense should tell a country that it must first take care of its people; things that are left on the back burner for too long burn.
It's time that we all enjoyed some of the finer things, and we can. We must get rid of the Bush-like agenda of McCain/Palin, who continue sucking up to the Bush saga. This saga is lame and very troubled, and it has been selling you out for eight long years. Eight years is enough of the failed politics that have been robbing you of your jobs, money, homes and your lives. Vote common sense, vote on November 4, 2008 and say no to the old way of living. Vote yes for a new way by voting for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who already know that Americans are hurting and angry. Vote for them so that we can take back what is rightfully ours, our country, The United States of America for all people.