What happened to patriotism and serving all the people all the time?
This is a really strange presidential election year as the president, presidential candidates, political parties and media remind us ad infinitum how the other guy can't win, is stupid, has no broad based support, no plan and no guts.
There was a time in America when a person running for president promised to do what was right for America, not just their own party and agenda. Presidents Eisenhower, John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan were the last of the Real American presidents.
Since then it has been all about special interests, special groups, special issues, and lots of money from more special interests representing special issues. If you think the media is not under the same influence of special interests as the politicians, then look who is advertising on that TV station, running ads in the newspapers and magazines, or saturating the Internet with propaganda through more advertising.
Obama has the unions, Wall Street, environmentalists, teachers unions, Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Harvard and health care industries to protect.
Romney the financial institutions, the rich, oil companies and small business.
Santorum the evangelical Christians, conservatives who don't check his voting record, college drop outs, and the Catholics loyal to the Italian Vatican.
Ron Paul represents those who believe the best government is no government and to hell with all those foreigners.
Newt Gingrich, well who does he represent? We know his publisher? The intellectually constipated? Conservatives right of Attila the Hun? People who wear suspenders and belts? Those who don't get enough of Obama's ethereal vision of
Okay, then there are the political parties. The Democratic party hates everything said by Republicans and the GOP feels pretty much the same about the Democrats.
The conservative media hate the socialist, communist, left leaning liberals while the liberal media hate the red neck, gun toting, war mongering fat cats who make all the money.
Unions hate whoever their labor bosses tell them to hate, mostly those blood sucking rich, while the rich hate the unions unless that union works for them.
Now that we know the opposing sides, the passion of the opposing sides, the special interests of the opposing sides and the single mindedness of the opposing sides, where does that leave John Q. Public, the six pack majority everyone claims to be helping?
Well, if you are one of us, then you are a red blooded American who cleans up everyone else's mess and just wants to be left alone. In short, you are the forgotten American, the silent majority, the one who believes charity comes first and the one who can whip the ass of all those highfalutin people claiming to know what you need.
You know why the politicians, the president, congress and even the media get such low marks in the favorable polls? Because the real Americans aren't paying any attention to them. The silent majority knows they are corrupted with power, awash in money, rich with ego and speak out of both sides of their mouths pretty much all the time.
Come November the Real Americans, not the media or politicians, will decide who will do the least damage running our country for four more years, elect them, then go about their business largely ignoring them since Real Americans know better that to believe what they hear from the politicians or media and have much better things to be concerned about.
Real Americans use the gifts God gave them to help each other out, not the mandates from
Common sense is still practiced in Real America. Do you think it can be found in the halls of congress?
If Real Americans need something they make it, fix it, create it, grow it and then they share it.
They understand, as Mark Twain said, that everyone is entitled to their silly opinions and Real Americans respect others' opinions, not hate them.
So far neither the President nor Republican candidates, nor the congress or political parties seem to care what the Real Americans think. So there is no John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan to support.
But you know what, that's okay because the fools are those who think they know what is best for everyone else. They are not the silent, six pack majority called the Real Americans who will never surrender their God given inalienable rights and freedom to those confounded fools in