Saturday, September 18, 2010

The People Have Spoken, So Accept It

Allow me to go political for a few moments.  I tend to like people that will not take no for answer, but enough is enough.  Over the past couple years we have seen politicians who seem to think this country will not survive without them in office.  Two years ago Republican Wayne Gilchrest was beaten in the primaries and not only did it take him forever, and I am not sure he has yet, to concede. He then endorsed a Democrat in the General Election.  Who can forget Arlen Specter switching parties, why because he would not be reelected as a Republican.  He was not elected as a Democrat either. 

Charlie Crist was asked in a debate if he would become an independent candidate if he did not get the Republican nomination, his reply I am a Republican.  Until he did not get the Republican nomination, now he is an independent candidate.  Lisa Murkowski did not get the nomination in Alaska, so she is beginning a write in candidacy.  Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer said it was all about getting 51 Republican votes in the Senate, until Christine O'Donnell won in Delaware, now it is all about keeping her out.  The list goes on and on.

There is the old adage that says power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  These people all struggle with letting go of that power, and understanding that the people have spoken.  To disagree with them is to be wrong in their eyes, and that is a problem. Basically they are looking at the voters and saying you are stupid and don't know what you are doing. For so long they have asked conservative Republicans to hold their nose and pull the lever for the Republican candidate for the sake of the party, even if they did not hold to conservative values.  Now when it comes time for them to do the same, it is unthinkable.  It is time for the Republican leadership to come out of the ivory tower and realize things have changed. The people have spoken and either they will get on board or be left behind.

One last thought for Mr Rove and Mr Kauthammer, it is not Lisa O'Donnell who will ruin the chances for Republicans gaining control of the Senate, it is you and the others who have taken it upon themselves to criticize her worse than the Democrats ever will.  Get off your high horse and become of what is going on or keep quiet and get out of the way.  Thank you for indulging this little rant.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Song of the Month - Salty Dog Blues

Newest song I am working on is Salty Dog Blues, which is also song of the month.  Enjoy.