The electorate is split. Our nation sees two directions for the country to follow and this election has been nothing but an ugly, disparaging campaign. For the Democrat and Republican bases, the decision is an easy one but that is not enough for one candidate to tip the scales for victory. The choice will come down to those that are moderate in their beliefs and they have been inundated with calls from both sides telling them what the best decision should be for them.
Who to believe? Let us take a look at what the Republicans have been telling everyone. We have been told by the Republicans that if Governor Romney wins, he would be able to work with the Democrats because they are more likely to compromise whereas the Republicans would continue obstructing anything that President Obama would want to do.
Think about this argument. Republicans are admitting that the Democrats would work with them and also admitting that the Republicans would continue to fight anything that President Obama would do. Does this make sense to you? Believing that the country would be better off by defeating the President so that Republicans would do what's right sounds a lot like extortion. You better vote for us so that we won't tear the country apart for the next four years.
If this strategy were to work, what would keep the Democrats from continuing the same sort of obstructionism that has been commonplace for the last two years since the Republicans won the House of Representatives. If it worked so well for the Republicans, why would the Democrats not employ this strategy.
Another strategy that has been used by the Republicans this election has been that facts do not matter when it comes to being elected. They are counting on the fact that you will overlook this little tidbit because it is all about deceiving those that have not been paying attention to the election, so if they told everyone one thing last week and then changed to a totally different position on an issue this week, it will not affect their chances of winning. Elections have become so terrible that truth no longer matters but winning is. Is this the new American way?
Remember the debate about the debt ceiling last year when the Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives told everyone that they would not compromise and the only way they would work with the Democrats was if they got everything that they wanted. They didn't control the Senate or the Presidency, but that didn't matter because they did well in the Midterm Elections and for that reason, the Democrats would have to follow their direction without compromise.
The Republican minority in the Senate have used the filibuster more than it has ever been used in our history and if they get away with it, then the Democrats will also use it if they become the minority. There would be no reason for them not to do this because it did not hurt the Republicans in the election.
Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky told everyone that his goal was to make sure that President Obama would only serve one term. Imagine if the Democrats lost, Senator Harry Reid would have an easy decision to do the same thing to Governor Romney because his strategy worked so well.
Elections do have consequences and by allowing these tactics to succeed would be to condemn the United States to more of the same that has been occurring for the last two years. Both parties pay attention to what is allowed and what works, so only you have the ability to end this and now is the time to nip it in the bud by not allowing this to become the new norm.
Tell the country with your vote that extortion and no compromise is not an acceptable way to run the nation.