I’m not sure if people actually suspect that psychic-mediums follow politics or not…I guess I DID predict Obama would be president on a episode of Psychically Correct when Hilary was still in the running, so there is precedent for it, along with the myriads of other psychics who have made political predictions, but still…
I was watching the State of the Union last night because it’s of interest to me as a person and a psychic to see who means what they say, and who is just giving lip service to a new proposal to help the people.
Because that’s what it’s about, right?
We the people.
As my post title implies, I am a proud Independent in matters of politics; not prone to agreement with either side; no, it’s more fair to say I’m on the side of whomever proposes something that helps we the people.
It was with great interest I watched the speech, and even greater interest that I observed the Speaker of the House, who was seated to the right and behind our president.
I was so interested in fact, that I grabbed my handy dandy notebook and counted the causes for which the Speaker of the House did not back; this was clearly seen by the lack of applause or token hand against hand action he evidenced when the President went through the changes necessary to make our country as great as it can be.
Let’s tally what the Speaker is against, shall we?
Renewable energy. The President proposes that we reward and encourage those on the forefront of research in order to wean us from our dependency on oil, in the process creating jobs and ensuring we have a viable environment to live in in the future. A stony face met the Presidents proposal; no applause to be found.
$10,000 to every student willing to go to college; in fact the money is proposed so every single person who wants to go, has a small but hopefully significant enough incentive that they can go and better themselves with hard work and effort-which is what has made our country great in the past, and the President hopes will for the future. At this point I became alarmed; it wasn’t just the stony face, but the sudden urge on my behalf to give the Speaker of the House a IV containing prune juice-he looked seriously constipated. No applause.
Infrastructure; the country is badly in need of an overhaul, and the President, wisely enough reasoned that this would create jobs and ensure safety and massive improvements in transportation which would behoove every single citizen. Again, it looked like the Speaker of the House was having extreme difficulty with a bowel movement that refused to move…so the vein in forehead throbbed as he tried to squeeze something out. No applause.
Freeze Domestic Spending, Defense Spending, Cutting Pork-just domestic spending alone would save us 400 billion a year the President said; the Defense Department, it is presumed by the camera panning to a grave yet acquiescent official who nodded his approval of the President’s plan. Senator McCain, long a proponent of cutting pork from the budget, stood up and applauded; and yet his Republican cohort, the Speaker of the House….sat grimly; not trying to squeeze anything out, but now in the position of merely enduring the speech. No applause.
No permanent Tax Breaks for the wealthiest 2% of our country-well, as the Speaker of the House might not belong to this top 2%, it can reasonably be assumed he knows many who are…and who indeed have likely donated money to either his campaign, or those he knows. This is, of course conjecture, but it’s traditionally been frowned upon by the Republican Party, many of whom are personally wealthy or in the know with those who are, that any tax breaks for the wealthy be cut off to help the not-so-wealthy. Darkened brows on behalf of the Speaker of the House ensued. No applause.
Bipartisan work to help strengthen Social Security for the disabled or elderly who have paid into the system and are in the process of being screwed over by that very system…while the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% go on, and those who are disabled or elderly fight to make the small sums of money to a system they paid into last throughout the month. We all know they face the choice between much needed medicine or food; each and every month. Not that this phased the Speaker of the House of course, who appeared to be perishing the thought of helping those in need; no oil, big corporations, and the wealthy were more on his mind. No applause.
Don’t ask, Don’t tell. Never mind that as long as our military has existed, there have been fine gay men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today-no, they need to be stuffed back into the closet and made to feel they are fundamentally flawed in some way heterosexuals are not…but oh yes, they NEED to keep sacrificing, oh yes they do, to protect the Speaker of the House…and others with his same mindset right’s to life, liberty, and the American Dream, which includes NOT being persecuted due to gender, sex…and presumably not for whom one loves either. No applause.
I think what best sums up the above reactions to what the President proposed, and oh yes, what Democrats will most likely roll over on their bellies and let Republicans stomp all over being done…and allegedly to maintain bipartisan support for what each party reckons need doing, is best summed up in the Speaker’s reaction to the Presidents proclamation:
“Let’s fix what needs fixing and move forward”
No applause from the Speaker of the House, who I propose familiarize himself with the phrase below; an affirmation if you will, to remind him that when times have been dark in American History previously…we have done well to follow the President’s advice and surmount the difficulties by moving forward together as a country united; not divided.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”-George Santayana
We the people don’t ask the Speaker of the House to know and apply this phrase.
We the people demand it.