I started this blog to to poke at the idiocy that was the Bush Administration. That’s all history now, although we are still reeling from it’s many impacts. Now that my Guy is in the White House, I have no snark, therefore no inspiration.
I honestly can’t critique Obama. He’s taking the harder road, doing his job properly, by being Democratic instead of Dictatorial. Unfortunately, most Americans do not have patience with "Due Process." Most do not understand prioritizing and compromise. Most have no patience, as we are the "Instant Gratification" society.
We have also lived through 30+ years of under-funded public education; We are Idiots.
That is why I fear a second term for Obama is nigh impossible. Joe Sixpack cannot fathom the complexities our President is wrestling with daily. He has no concept of the issues (due largely to corporate-owned "news" outlets that spin facts out of truthful alignment.) Indeed, Mr. Bluecollar is being (mis-)Informed by said Media, which will impact the national vote in 2012.
Our Founding Fathers assumed that the Public would stay Informed. We are the opposite, these days. We are Misguided, Misdirected, Disinterested, and Misinformed. We, as a society, are too busy chasing after the newest iPhone.
We are all guilty of Democracy’s Demise. We’ve been distracted by the newest bauble, the hottest film star, the latest gimmick. We’re fed this stuff all the time, but we have the choice to turn away; this is within our power. But we don’t.
That’s the problem.