By Jack Jodell, Mar. 7, 2912

This November’s upcoming election is shaping up to be one where American voters will have a real choice for a change. Well, kind of, at least. They will have the chance to elect a President as well as determine  the type of Congress we will have for at least the next two years. With public approval of Congress deaervedly hovering at or near an all-time low of a mere 9%, it is certain that the makeup of both houses will change dramatically, and I believe this change will be for the better. I say this because voters are fed up with repeated conservative Republican/Tea Party obstruction and gridlock. They want Congresspersons to EARN their immense $174,000+ annual paychecks instead of merely collecting them while engaging in blatant acts of petty partisanship.  They want these bodies to enact legislation that will benefit the country rather than benefitting mainly special interests or the rich and powerful. They will no longer tolerate unproductive snobs and drunks like Eric Cantor or John Boehner stalling important jobs legislation instead of passing it. They’ve had it with Boehner crying at the podium, too—they don’t care for grown men in positions of great authority and respomsibility carrying on like sissies. They are very sick and tired of constipated, stodgy old farts like Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly saying that his first, number-one priority is to prevent the President from winning a second term, when even fools know creating good-paying American jobs should be his primary focus! The public is bone-weary of paying jerks like him an exorbitant salary to waste time playing political games. Voters, especially female voters, are furious with two-bit political hacks like Rick Samtorum and Darrell Issa mounting petty little attacks on Planned Parenthood, public schools, higher education, CONTRACEPTION, and gay rights. They no longer want to hear about bigoted  social wedge issues which divide us, and instead, want the nation’s public servants to start narrowing the great and growing income gap which divides us economically. Abundant proof of this can be found all across the country on the streets of our cities. Ever since last fall, literally millions have taken to the streets to protest this wealth disparity. Unlike some in the Libertarian or conservative wing of the Republican Party would have you believe, most voters do NOT view the Federal Government as a grave threat to their own freedom. That is why the anti-tax, anti-government philosophy of trust-funders like Grover Norquist and scheming, ultra-secretive electoral manipulators like the Koch brothers is starting to fall more and more on deaf ears. People by and large see huge financial contributions coming fom billionaires and the corporate SuperPACs as a much greater danger to individual liberty than are needed government regulations on large businesses and Wall Street, and they correctly view these regulations as a necessary buffer protecting them from the excesses of those big businesses and their fabulously wealthy owners. Today’s voter WANTS government to work and is not wanting its effectiveness weakened or destroyed. That is yet another reason that the loud and obnoxious, yet wholly unproductive TEA PARTY will soon be on the way out, and why its rabble-rousing, loud-mouthed champions like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are rapidly falling into disfavor. After all, their severe lack of information about the truth of our own history and its government coupled with their love of personal wealth, fame, and attention, has justifiably left an extremely bad taste in the mouths of the American public.

Voters are also livid with the way Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Ohio Governor John Kasich LIED to them about the so-called evils of public sector unions, and they and their party’s blatant and illegal attempts to eliminate them while simultaneously pushing through millions of dollars of NON-job producing tax breaks benefitting only big business while actually reducing aid to the poor and public education. Voters know this is an out and out attack on the middle class, and they will react accordingly. Walker will almost certainly be thrown out of office in the upcoming recall, and the fate of Kasich remains to be seen. But if the recent rejection of that extreme legislation by Ohio voters is any indication, his career as an elected official will be a decidedly short one! 

Speaking of attacks on the middle class, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney ranks near the very top, and that is why he will NEVER become President! This pampered rich kid, the son of an auto company executive, has built an entire career on immensely profiting from bankrupting companies and exporting their workers’ labor force and entire plants to cheaper, foreign slave labor countries. Then he has the audacity to claim that he is a “job provider” and knows how our economy is supposed to work? I DON’T THINK SO, MITT, AND NEITHER WILL THE VOTERS! This country desperately needs programs in place to HIRE workers at a good wge level, not to be led by a man who “enjoys FIRING people!” 

Extremists have never fared well in American politics. One or a few of them may win an occasional election, but when an entire party veers radically to the right or left, as this current reactionary Republican Party has done increasingly of late, that party will suffer a massive electoral defeat, become a weak and regional-only party, or impolde upon itself and go out of existence completely. GOP extremism and excesses are rampant. Lying talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh‘s recent rants on air about how a responsible and courageous 24 year old law student was a “slut” and a “prostitute” who wanted to have “unlimited, no-consequences sex…10 times a day for 3 years” just because she spoke up for contraception and women’s reproductive rights, and said or meant nothing like what Limbaugh intimated against her, is the perfect example of how radically intolerant, anti-woman, and extreme this wretched party has become, and they will pay dearly for this extremism in the fall.  

The signs of this Republican extreme excess are many and obvious. Every single one of those pictured at right above is the enemy of all who are not part of the uppermost 1%. That is why, in spite of record amounts of secret cash coming in to finance individual Republicans’ efforts to become elected, they will fail miserably because they have repeatedly failed the American voter, By refusing to raise taces on the wealthiest citizens despite 67% of the electorate favoring such an action, Republicans have boxed themselves in to being the party  of only the uppermost 1% and have all but abandoned us, THE MAJORITY 99%. The last time I looked, the 1% had nowhere near enough votes to win all elections strictly by themselves. Instead, progressives will triumph and begin to restore a true balance of power to the government!

About jackjodell53

I am an American Dissident trapped in a country where poor and middle class people are constantly being exploited and lied to by a very rigid and conservative plutocratic elite. I believe in government OF, FOR, and BY the people, not one controlled as it now is by corporations and special interests.
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12 Responses to THE SIGNS ARE MANY!

  1. I hope you are right, Jack, but Obama’s disapproval numbers are high. And while people are mad at congress for doing nothing, a fair percentage blame the Democrats. Also, people tend to think their congressman is okay, it is everyone else’s that is bad, so local guys tend to get re-elected.

    Our saving grace will probably be that the republican candidate, whoever he is, will be weak and a wacko. We are lucky that they do not have a strong, middle of the road candidate.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Only time will tell for sure, but keep in mind that a number of these teabaggers came from purple districts, and most barely managed to win in the off year of 2010. The Tea Party is falling out of favor, and people do NOT like their obstructionist methodology. It is for these reasons I say they will bring the GOP down.

  2. JollyRoger says:

    The knuckle-draggers have an incredible capacity for denial, and they always vote. What happens this year entirely depends on how many sane people turn out.

    Thankfully, the Rushpubliscums seem hellbent on making sure those numbers are high.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      This being a presidential election year, I think more sane people will turn out than in 2010. That is why I am optimistic.

  3. I’m with Jerry. Hopeful but by no means convinced. In addition to what he said, Democrats’ legendary ability to wrest defeat from the jaws of victory must be kept in mind.

    What I want to see Obama and other Democrats running this time do is talk up the Democratic brand. They have some good things to point to as well as some bad people and policies to run against. If their emphasis is: “OK, you hate Congress; I get that. Just remember, the other guys are bad this way, bad that way and bad every other way, so we’re not quite as bad,” Democrats might win this election only to lose the next. They haven’t been good at engendering loyalty that lasts past the mood of an election year or beyond the popularity of a charismatic ticket leader like Bill Clinton or Barack Obama for a long time. That has been a mistake. So far, all I’m seeing and hearing from them is repetition of that mistake this year.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Please don’t mistake my optimism for overconfidence. The Democrats are perfectly capable of screwing this up. But with the Tea Party on the wane and most voters correctly blaming it for the gridlock in Congress, I think a good number of them will go down to a most-deserved defeat. 2010 was an aberration; 2012 will carry the day for us who are sane and reasonable.

  4. Darlene says:

    Thanks for your vision of hope, Jack. As the saying goes, “Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.” I am more cynical than you because I keep remembering that the electorate gaveGeorge Bush a second term. I don’t have much faith in inattentive voters using logic when they enter the voting booth.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Regarding Bush in 2004, he actually stole that election just as he did in 2000. For some infuriating facts on 2004 voter fraud committed by Republicans, go to
      In view of the shenanigans which happened in both elections, it is safe to say that Bush was NEVER truly elected President. He would have been defeated both times, so his entire presidency was illegitimate.As you know, his being pushed into office was a devastating tragedy for our country.

  5. Hi, Jack, good piece.
    >>They want Congresspersons to EARN their immense $174,000+ annual paychecks

    I’d like to point out that, as fat as Congress members’ paychecks are, it’s really nickel-dime chump change, compared to what their REAL paydays are, after their terms are over (or, in many cases, while they’re still in office).
    For most Congress members these days, “serving in office” is really nothing more than learning the ropes of the extremely lucrative lobbying “industry.” The most lucrative asset any Congress member is his or her Rolodex.
    Congress members spent their time in office, building up their networks and then, when they leave office, they head over to K-street for the beginning of the REALLY lucrative phase of their career.
    (Oh, and they also get to enjoy a nice, fat pension, paid for with OUR tax dollars, of course).

    • jackjodell53 says:

      Thanks, Marc. Your point is a good one, and that is all the more reason these unproductive bastards should get off their asses and really DO something!

  6. Joe Hagstrom says:

    What really amazes me is that there were over 50 million idiots that voted for McCain/Palin in 2008. Yet our Nation is the beacon of freedom and way of life the world longs for.

    But as Karl Rove says, you only need 50% plus one. Keep up your part of the fight and I’ll keep up mine Jack. I’ve wanted to retire a long time but these right wing nuts just won;t quit their war on America’s working families.

    • jackjodell53 says:

      A certain number of those idiots couldn’t stand the very idea of a black man becoming President, Joe, so naturally they voted for the other candidate…

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