We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Zero's just been totally obsessed with this health care thing ever since he took office. He's let the middle east go to hell, destroyed the economy and led the democratic party off a cliff. He'll not be happy until government controls everyone's life.
You are so right, Santay. This seems to be the hallmark of Obama's administration. If the American public rises up in rebellion against one bit of legislation after another, it's because they don't understand it, so therefore Obama has to explain to us how dumb we are and that if we'd only listen harder we'd understand. And then he repeats himself over and over. His "new" proposal for the health care scam is even more restrictive and destructive than the old one.
I've got my fingers crossed about the November elections. The signs look good, but if the turnout isn't awfully high I'm going to be awfully disappointed.
I want to see the voting public rise up and show itself what's possible. Last year I was seeing too much disillusionment and apathy among conservatives, and I'm still hearing too many people say, "They're all alike, there's no point in voting for any of them."
But then the President and the Congress keep doing things to energize the voter, and I get hopeful again.