Election fails to settle storm in a sea of hate

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Election fails to settle storm in a sea of hate

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Published Friday, November 9, 2012   |  267 Words  |  

The election is over, but we didn't elect a president, we elected the political machine that did the best job of snowing us with vitriolic lies, personal attacks and character assassination.

Not one candidate had an identifiable platform. We didn't have a single candidate, with the possible exception of Ron Paul, who was man enough and honorable enough to say, "Attack campaigning is wrong and I will not engage in it."

In the Oct. 23, 2010, issue of National Journal Magazine, Sen. Mitch McConnell stated, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

As of this writing, I do not know whether or not his Republicans were successful. But the effort to do so produced one of the most inept and destructive Congresses in our history. This Congress has proved that the concept of the "loyal opposition" is obsolete and archaic. This is a partial quote from the nonpartisan Project Vote Smart website:

"Whoever hustles anger, prejudice, hatred or fear best, wins. It is why candidates do it, and it is behavior that is accepted, expected and even rewarded by many of today's angry voters. Political brokers view honor, integrity and truth as something for suckers and something to take advantage of. We often select our representatives not from the best, but worst among us. ... Many voters ... make the 'best bad' choice. A choice amongst those whose campaign behavior has already shown they do not deserve to represent us."

Henry A. Robertson

Beaufort