I knew this was coming. President Obama sang (sort of okay) and then it was Mitt Romney’s turn and this boy can’t hold a tune. So, each of these guys are using the songs against one another, which has nothing to do with politicking or governing, should we still be proud to be Americans?
I watched Primary Colors the other day—you know that movie with John Travolta based on the book written by Anonymous? There was one scene both Romney and Obama need to watch and re-watch until they have it memorized.
The scene is in a factory town where Travolta’s character (Stanton) tells the folks no politician can help them get their jobs back nor does anyone have the power to re-open their factory. He tells them they all need to exercise a new muscle—the one between their ears and retrain, go back to school and he promises to make learning a life-long endeavor.
Wake up Romney! Wake up Obama—this isn’t a singing contest, it’s about the United States Presidency.
Primary Colors was released in 1998, ten years before the 2008 Wall Street debacle and even then the people that wrote the screenplay (and book) knew that we had to accept a global economy—something none of us are willing to do. We’d all rather live in a protective little bubble and forget about every other country in the world and yep get America back to the good old days of freedom and success and a place where almost anyone who wanted a job could find a job.
The reality is, the old America is gone for good and we need to wake up and realize that.
Vote and Start Anew
I can’t express how important it is to vote and read about the issues and what each candidate has in mind for America’s future. Pick the one with the global economy knowledge and the one who knows without all these other countries, we’re screwed. Pick the one that listens to Bill Clinton about staying close to Africa a place that has seven of the fastest-growing countries in the world. Listen to your state Senators and Congress people and vote them in if they agree we need outside the US border connections to survive.
Or, if you don’t want to do that and want to keep on living in your dream bubble, perhaps you can find a candidate that will put up a great big fence, refuse all imports and we can start manufacturing again. The problem with this is most of us better be willing to work for $5.00 an hour and not complain because that’s what we want—to be our own country. The home of the free and the brave.
It may take a while, but as these low-dollar jobs produce more and more and the demand inside the U.S. grows larger, heck, maybe you can expect to make up to $9.00 bucks an hour—one can dream right?
If you elect a President because you think one man (or women) has some magical power to close up America—stay in your little bubble in West by God Virginia somewhere and don’t bother the rest of us.
On the other hand, if you realize the new economy is a global economy—head to the bookstore and buy Rosetta Stone (language of your choice) so you can learn another language and be ready to open your arms to any country that wants to help our economy grow.
And, stop complaining about rich people. They are rich, they are going to stay rich and there’s not really much we can do about that either.
We were at one time a place with open arms and said give us your tired and hungry and poor. The problem is now we’re poor and the only way to make it back into the game is letting others play.
Votar y ser orgullosos de ser americanos! (See I can change so you can too!)