Party Platform? Is that anyway to vote?

Official photo of Florida Governor Charlie Crist
Official photo of Florida Governor Charlie Crist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I remember the old voting booths where there were a series of lever that you flipped over to denote who you wanted to vote for..  I also remember that there was, in the general election, a lever that you could use to vote for a strict party vote..

A candidates party affiliation is good for getting an idea of what the candidates views are.  If you agree with that candidate you should vote for them.  I just happen to believe that when you vote, your vote should be for the person you believe will be the best fit for that job.

So, what am I trying to say here?  Let me put it to you this way.

For the last several years it seem that the American budget talks are getting held hostage by party interest.  At one point they formed a 12 person committee that met with the President to decide what to do…  The committee came up with a number of suggestion and put a bill together that, with the agreement of President Obama, sailed through the House and died in the Senate when Harry Reid refused to bring it up for a vote…  He said the Republicans were to blame for him not even bringing it up for consideration, even though a Democrat President Obama had helped in its formation.

There are times like this when you can see that our politicians, who are supposed to Represent our interest, care less about the people than they do their party..

A couple of years ago, during the Florida Governor debates, Bill McCollum pretty much called Rick Scott a crook.  Then, once Scott had won the primary McCollum, cam out and endorsed him….  Did McCollum not believe Scott was a crook, or was he more interested in putting PARTY FIRST.

When the politicians are more interested in their parties agenda we have to remember that WE, the American People, are the ones that get screwed…..  If these people were more interested in doing what was right for the country, and not just their party, we would have a budget done EVERY year.

What WE need to do is get leaders into office and NOT PARTY FLUNKIES.

We are a Democracy because we elect our own crooks.  We are a Republic because we elect people who are supposed to represent OUR interest…  What we have been doing for a number of years seem to be putting the Party Flunkies into power.

We had a governor who was not afraid to side with the Democrats when he thought they were right.  The Republicans said he was not Republican enough, as he did not vote along strict party lines, and so he became an independent, and then a Democrat.  By some accounts Charlie Crist was an even more popular Governor than Jeb Bush.  As a Presently Registered Republican I would vote for Charlie Crist if he runs again.

What we need to do is find and nurture the kind of people who are willing to put the interest of the American people over the interest of their Party, and get rid of the PARTY FLUNKIES who have not been doing a good job of representing US.


By Joseph Bowen

Ex SSgt in Air Force Security Police... I had 10 years of active duty and inactive reserve. I have a total of 20 years, includes Air Force SP, security experience. I also worked 8 years and 4 months in the Garden Center of the Sarasota Cattleman Walmart. I also took the CCNA class at Sarasota Vo-Tech, when it was still called that. I am now, since 2010 a caregiver for my Mother. While I am now a registered Republican I am more likely to vote for whichever person I believe will do a better job.. In the last presidential elections I voted Libertarian, as I the two main choices seemed to be between lying crook, or an uncouth babler who could not be trusted.

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  1. I would not piss on Charlie Christ if he was on fire — which is a lot to hope for… I think Charlie was born to wear flip flops and not shoes. Clinton was famous for changing his mind in the White House elevator. Christ doesn’t even need to get in one — he does it right on the podium in front of you! As for Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and all the lying, twoi-faced, money grubbiung Demon-o-crats, they ought to be burned in hell. (I think that is politically correct…) I just a reply from some clowns on the CNN poliktical page that think that the Republicans are to blame for the “no budget” situation for the l;ast five years. Truth is the Senate Demons won’t pass a House Budget because it calls for the de-funding (partial or full) of Obamacare and other ridiculous entitlemenbt cuts. Overall, the big problem is that partisan politics is holding us hostage to our future as well as to earned income in the case of Social Security and Military Support. Im my almost 70 years we have never lost sight of the big picture as much as we have in the past decade or so. So, who is to REALLY blame? US!! We keep electing the people least likely to help solve problems! We need a vast restructuring of our entire political system — No Confressional Benefits, limited terms (4 years for BOTH House and Senate, 2 terms maximum) and six years, one term for a President. WHY?? Because the longer you leave people in office the worse things get. Limit their abilities to gather/repay “favors” and you limit corruption (pork barrel spending). Limit elections and you also limit the cost of people getting elected, so that not just the Very Rich can afford to get into a position of political power… Hey! I could be wrong in what I’ve just said. But clearly, SOMETHING has to be done to avoid this kin d of catastrophe in the future — if we have one. LET THE MUD SLINGING BEGIN!


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