Something to Believe In  

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I try for the most part to leave my political beliefs out of my blogging world. It's not my intent to start huge political debates about who's right and who's wrong. In all fairness, they are both wrong and we are paying for it.

It was with some regret that I watched a portion of the State of the Union address. I can't remember the last time I felt so deflated by the words of a politician. I used to generally hold the president outside of the realm of everyday politician. I considered them naively to be above the everyday mudslinging of those we sent to the hill. Bill Clinton changed my way of looking at the president. Not because he did anything worse than others, but because he did it when I was of an age to understand and recognize it for what it was. It was pure and simply deceit. He cheated, and lied to his wife, himself, and us. I have read plenty of history on our presidents, and I understand that they are only human and bound to make mistakes as we all do.

Our President got on camera and lied straight to our faces. It was a purely political speech, and it did nothing to boost morale in the country, and at the same time did much to divide us further. This us and them mindset has to stop. The only us and them I see anymore is US= the public and them= the politicians of EVERY party.

I stepped away from all of that and started reading another western, because if you read a good western you are brought back to a time when a man's word stood for something, and if you lied or cheated you were held accountable for it. I know that those days are behind us, but I want a taste of that back. I want to be able to believe somebody that stands in front of me and tells me that they are working to improve the bad things that have come about. I don't want them to blame the other guy, and point fingers. It's time to roll up OUR sleeves and take care of those things our elected officials are too busy arguing about to take care of.

Hell in a hand basket is a perfect term for where we are headed. I'm past scared, and have moved on to pissed off. I want somebody I can rely on and I just don't see that man/woman in the spotlight as of yet. I know that as Americans we are considered arrogant and selfish by many, but we are also innovative, compassionate, resilient, and determined. We need somebody to believe in and we need that somebody now.....

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15 comments

Very well put. I tend NOT to trust any politician. I don't trust anything that comes out of their mouths (probably an unfortunate thing).

January 28, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your outlook) I don't any longer. I've been led astray too many times.....

January 28, 2010 at 10:29 PM

I agree with you, Bendigo. This guy is ALL promises, and I don't think he has the common sense to know that his promises are going to get us further into vulnerability. We are becoming a socialist nation, and I don't think there's a thing that we can do about it. I felt like he was giving another political (elect me) speech.

On a side note, I will never get use to one side of the room standing up and applauding to this god they have made and call president and the other side of the room just sitting there looking bored and unimpressed. That was the highlight of the speech for me.

I don't think Obama is smart enough to change his course. Now they're going to spend millions researching mass transportation, and in the midwest, it is simply not necessary. We have a train system, and our interstates are not congested enough to warrant the expense. In fact a flight is often cheaper than a train ride.

This guy is such an egomaniac, he will NEVER accept anyone else's opinion might be better than his. It's our children's future that is at stake. Our country will be so different for them than it was for us.

January 29, 2010 at 12:44 AM

Growing up I watched my dad get in heated arguments with his brothers over politics. I vowed never to do that. It is pointless. There is no way to win. There are too many opinions and viewpoints and no absolutes.
I have been voting for 40 years and still haven't found one person that I've voted for that hasn't changed their position once they took the oath of office. Yes I am disappointed in the direction our nation is headed, but I haven't given up yet. I am still holding out for our president to make things right. As a friend I respect your opinion and will simply agree to disagree with you. I am still willing to give him a chance.

January 29, 2010 at 1:23 AM

I didn't watch it at all. I'm sick of all politicians and political bullshit at this point. To me, it's more important I focus on family and friends - that which I can have an impact on.

January 29, 2010 at 5:18 AM

The sad part is, when the Democrats finally destroy our country, being able to say "I told you so" will not be much of a consolation.

January 29, 2010 at 5:19 AM

Jan...While I don't have faith in this man in office, I unfortunately don't have faith for the next one at this point either..

Rae..Thank you...your point about your dad and uncles arguing is the exact reason I don't bring much in the way of politics to my blog. We all have opinions.Agree to disagree indeed, but I will HOPE HOPE HOPE for the best, at the same time I'm sorta expecting the worse..

Ian...I can understand that, as I believe family is first...I'm just getting to a point where I'm wondering who we will get to lead us..

Joe..yeah I told ya so just ain't gonna help us none this time..good point..

Thanks for your comments but most of all, thanks for the civility...I really shy from discussions of politics and religion...just too darn easy to offend someone..

January 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Brave, brave Bendigo... I applaud you for standing up and saying what you believe in, because politics are such a volatile topic.

I also happen to agree with everything you said.

January 29, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Oh, god! I'd trade yours with ours anytime of any day.

I've never been interested in politics, but I know when it's bad and when our prime minister is bad. And it's bad.

January 29, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Hell in a hand basket...couldn't have said it better. I am so disgusted at this point.........

January 30, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I am still sitting on the fence here. I am hoping that the massive potential he clearly has will be realised maybe it just takes time

Kate xx
http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com

January 30, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Bendigo 2012?! Send me the bumper sticker!

January 30, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Lol@annoyed...I could just see that...run for office, get your name dragged through the dirt...lose all hope of self respect, and then top it off by getting elected and have "them" trying to prove that what they said about you is right...hmmm...look out California you might get a new candidate coming your way :)

January 31, 2010 at 2:15 AM

We'll take you, as long as you starred as a Kidegarten Cop.... Oooohh, you could be called the 'Running Man'.... And if you were a poor politician, we could have a 'Total Recall'.... You could tell us 'True Lies' and tell us you'd be the 'Terminator' of taxes!

Ah.... I don't get many opportunities to do my Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of California chunk.... Thanks Bendigo!

January 31, 2010 at 3:41 PM

*applause* ........

Well done...you forgot to fit in his caleefoneea pronounciation somewhere though... :)

January 31, 2010 at 8:46 PM

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