They Won, Even Though…

Statue of Liberty CryingThe elections are over. The Republicans now control the House and the Senate.

Even though they are against everything related to common sense, science, and 99% of the American people, they won.

Even though they have been total obstructionists for the past six years, sabotaging this presidency, stagnating the economy, and causing congressional gridlock, they won.

Even though they are against health care for all, social security, minimum wage increases, gun control, immigration, women’s rights, voter rights, income inequality, and global warming, they won.

Even though they have proven over and over that they favor the wealthy 1% and big business over the needs, rights and safety of the common people, they won.

Even though they have publicly acknowledged that our government should not be taking care of our needy, that if you are down and out then you are on your own, and if you can’t make it, then you aren’t trying hard enough, they won.

Even though they send our troops off to war and call them heroes, then continually vote against supporting them once they come home and/or are damaged to the point they can no longer function as fighting soldiers, they won.

Even though President Obama has reversed the great recession, regaining trillions of dollars of lost wealth, and recovering over 10 million jobs lost during the previous presidency, they won.

Even though President Obama got the Affordable Care Act passed, providing health care insurance for over 10 million uninsured people, they won.

This is just not logical.

This just goes to prove what the non-stop, 24×7, spewing of propaganda and distorted facts can do. To this point, I read this morning that Fox news was the most watched during the elections. That says it all.

The Republicans are masters at defining their message and then utilizing the conservative and right wing media to proliferate their distorted talking points and topics meant to mislead and distract their viewing and listening audiences away from real problems, real discussions, and the truth.

While the straight-line conservative media was the worst, the supposed non-partisan media and news shows didn’t do their job and hold the GOP’s feet to the fire for all the obstructionism and congressional gridlock. Just the opposite, they jumped on the bandwagon and followed the GOP’s talking point that the President wasn’t willing to work with them in a bi-partisan way. So they helped the GOP to reach voters beyond their base by spreading the GOP’s same distorted talking points and topics which mislead and distracted their viewing and listening audiences away from real problems, real discussions, and the truth.

I know there are a lot of people that watch Fox news that aren’t necessarily Republicans. However, they are stilling hearing the same talking points over and over, every day. If Fox news is their only source of news, then they never hear any other opinions or facts. I know lots of these people, some in my own family. They are truly not interested in politics and don’t really care to read or watch other sources for political news, so they really don’t know the differences between Democrats and Republicans. They just want to live their day-to-day life, indifferent to the game of politics, big business, and big money. However, when election time comes around, they only know what they have been hearing day in, day out, so they go vote based on what they have been hearing on television, radio, or from other people.

The truth is the GOP didn’t do their job for six years and the media did not hold them accountable. They endorsed the GOP’s strategy and blamed the President for the gridlock and for not being more bi-partisan, leading to his low approval ratings despite all that he has accomplished considering the do-nothing Congress.

As a result the media rewarded six years of GOP bad behavior and total obstructionism. They helped trigger the lowest voter turnout in over seventy years and gave the GOP the majority in the House and Senate.

Even more illogical, most of the people impacted the most by their bad behavior, either voted for them or stayed home.

How gullible and naïve we have become. And the GOP knows it…

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