JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Within the scope of memory for all those alive in America today, everyone has witnessed the practices of politicians when they run for a public office :
The party does their best to promote the virtues, backgrounds, abilities and intents of their candidate, while at the same time, doing their best to dig up any dirt from the past of the opposition to show how bad they would be as a choice for the office. This is a proven and consistent fact of politics as usual.
We are told we have a two party system in American politics. Today, however, many Democrats appear more as Republicans while many Republicans behave more as though they are Democrats. While they each claim to have their own separate goals, why do those goals commonly end up being very similar and something the voters would be in disagreement with?
All the while, we the citizens are left with but those two choices when we vote. Major as each party is, an Independent would do little more than break down the votes each of the other candidates would have received. Still, one or the other, Democrat or Republican will be voted into office.
My question is this: what has happened to the age old practice of digging up all possible dirt on the opposition candidate? Within the last thirty years, we have had many people voted into a public office while, later, the public scrutiny of them digs up so much dirt that could have been used against them, but was never mentioned publicly during the election, that a person has to wonder. With dirt that would have disqualified a candidate, why does the opposition party fail to use it prior to an election? Those in power within the ‘opposition’ party who could and should follow up on what citizens uncover rarely, if ever, allow it to become an issue they expose or act upon. Why?
Are those proclaiming to be Democrats not doing their homework for some hidden reason? Likewise, why are those who represent the Republicans not exposing dirt against opponents when it becomes so easy later for common citizens to find myriad reasons why the candidate should never have been allowed to run for said office, let alone actually be elected?
Are we citizens being compromised and misgoverned because of careless politicians? Or, are the two parties more one single group using their offices for personal or group power over the citizens?
When we claim we feel we are not being properly represented by those in power within our party, is there a deeply buried reason behind this problem? A reason known only to the established politicians of both parties?
Call me paranoid if it pleases you. But, what is their true goal? Why do they allow themselves to appear to the voters as so inept as to be suspect of corruption once they attain the office they ran for?
Mar. 7, 2014
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