Jenny EriksonWe are now days away from voting in a Republican majority in the House, and quite possibly the Senate too. With the approval ratings in the tank for our top politicians, it's not difficult to understand why Americans are saying, "Change it back!"
Democrats are doing their best to distance themselves from Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. In a campaign ad for Earl Pomeroy, Democrat incumbent for North Dakota's lone House seat, he states:
I'm not Nancy Pelosi, I'm not Barack Obama; I'm Earl Pomeroy ... My values are formed right here in Valley City where I grew up ... I know I've disappointed you with a vote here or there, but you can always count on the fact that I do what I do for the right reason, for the people of North Dakota. Thanks for the chance.
After not being endorsed by the President for his bid to become Rhode Island's next governor, Democratic candidate Frank Caprio told a Providence radio station:
I never asked President Obama for his endorsement and what's going on here is really Washington insider politics at its worst -- he can take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I am concerned.
Countless other Democrats hoping to be elected next Tuesday are distancing themselves from this administration's job-killing policy of tax-and-spend.
It's easy to understand why Democrats don't want to be associated with Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, or the rest of them. Since their party was voted into majority in 2006, and especially since 2008 when Obama was elected, we've seen spending spiral out of control, restrictive laws being passed against the will of the majority of Americans, and in just about two months, we're in for the largest tax increase in U.S. history.
Democrats are going to lose their majority because they won't listen to us. Because they think they know better. They'll let us come along for the ride, but we'd better shut up and sit in the back.
We asked them to read the bill, and they said no. They said it had to be passed before we could find out what's in it. They laughed at us and said there was no point in reading it, because only lawyers could understand it.
One legislator that worries about Guam tipping over voted on the health care bill that would take over 1/6 of our economy. That's right, someone outside the realm of mental stability is voting on bills that will affect every citizen in our country.
Spending packages flew through Congress -- auto bailouts, bank bailouts, and the takeover of the student loan industry. Let's not forget the robotic bees: 10% unemployment, but by golly, let's spend some money to develop a colony of robotic bees. That will make everything better (insert eye roll here).
The health care bill passed into law, and as Vice President Biden said, it was a "big fucking deal." And since then we've seen coverage to children dropped, special deals cut to large corporations, breastfeeding moms discriminated against, menstruating women discriminated against, and women dying from breast cancer discriminated against.
Democrats might be trying to distance themselves from the liberal agenda, but it's just too little too late.
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