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The Democratic Party Hiding in Plain Sightin Politics
Over the last several weeks of being inundated with unending news and constant political punditry against President Barack Obama & his administration; I’ve become extremely disappointed in both the media and the democratic party, of which I’ve supported my entire voting history. The president’s administration has been attacked in the media with one new story seamlessly to another, having little time to change conversations with McCain or whichever resident republican they’re promoting across the daily news prompters on that given day. Whether it’s the VA and its years of systemic failures, the trading of our soldier Bergdahl, IRS missing emails, ACA, Dreamers, Benghazi, Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq and the now famous “recess appointments”, you can bet the headlines and voices with the most attention are always coming from the right.
What’s missing in the many stories and trumped up partisan rhetoric if not lies, is the democratic party. Where have they been over the weeks if not years of this constant barrage of lies and partisan gridlock? Some of you will say, "It’s not their fault and it’s up to us to vote"…we did vote and we voted for the man that sits in the oval office and for our party to support him and his administration as he carries out the will of the people. Some of you will say, "It's because it's an election year and they have to be careful in their closeness to the president if they want to be re-elected"...more excuses. Do we elect politicians to be endless campaigners more worried about their next elections than implementing the will of the people who got them there? Some of you will say, "It’s because the republicans are making it hard for them to do anything"…that’s merely an excuse for the democrats to do nothing as they have done complicity with the republicans over the last several years. We’ve given them an excuse to do nothing, we’ve demanded nothing of them…all too willing to blame the republicans as they sit back and ride the wave of self righteousness and blame. When owning both the senate and the house, the democrats did NOTHING. It was amazing to watch Senator Diane Feinstein as she eagerly jumped in front of the cameras to do her rounds on the morning shows of various news outlets, while indignantly telling the world the president did not give her or her committee any notice before making the deal to bring Bergdahl home, but ask yourself; when have we seen that same anger and media blitz coming from the democrats during the many onslaught of attacks the president has had to combat alone?
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In reading my twitter feed I am often disenchanted at the bubble that I see most people living in, everyone tweeting the same rhetoric and only listening to the same news channel(s) that gives them that safe comfort in their beliefs they so desperately need. The danger in that is we become easy prey for politicians to manipulate and do as I feel the democratic party is now guilty of. It’s unconscionable to think that the democratic party has allowed the minority party to rule and overshadow Obama’s entire presidency without barely if any pushback. Where have the democrats been in voicing their support of Obama and his administration, as well as the will of the people? Why has the loudest voices only come from the right side of the aisle? With the many accomplishments he's delivered to the democratic party, why are they hesitant to lift their voices in support and praise? Why are the distant drumbeats of impeachment once again echoing in the halls of congress…along with the outrageous claim of Boehner’s call to sue the president, when even the most strident of anti-Obama haters know there’s nothing he’s done that could warrant such grandstanding...not to mention any legal precedent or standing that would allow it?
These past few weeks we have been hijacked across our airways & newspapers by the same military warmongers who lied us into the first Iraq war, trying to now convince us that black is blue and blue is black as they desperately try to push us back to war. I was amused at their complete and utter impudence in saying that Obama is somehow responsible for Iraq’s failures...all of this without a sound of anger and/or admonishment from the democratic party. The media along with the Bush administration, who were all complicit in beating the war drums (CNN, FOX, NBC etc., were all some of their biggest advocates as they are again now), are attempting to re-write history and their role in leading America to war along with the many lives that were lost. Watching Cheney and his daughter boldly blame Obama for Iraq’s issues was more than unsettling, it was distasteful to see and realize how desperate and low the media has become; nothing more than ratings and propaganda extremist, to even allow them one second of respect or attention. Lastly, any rational thinking democrat must ask themselves where have the democrats been in the midst of all the unprecedented attacks and gridlock? As one friend of mine just said to me, “they’ve all intentionally given up and waiting for Hillary to save the day”…but my response is, "They’ve never been there for him from the beginning to concede anything but instead have chosen to hide in plain sight"
Note: This article may be viewed in many ways but it is my hopes it is viewed as a rallying call to action, to demand that the democratic party do right by this president and that we are emboldened by all of the many attacks from the right and the democratic party's apathy to VOTE...