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There has to be a middle ground
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Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal criticized former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on recently for saying that he lost the 2012 election to President Barack Obama in part because Democrats promised “gifts” to minority groups, calling Romney’s remarks “absolutely wrong,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
“I think that’s absolutely wrong,” Jindal said. “We have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent. We need to go after every single vote. ... So I absolutely reject that notion, that description. I think it’s absolutely wrong. I don’t think that represents where we are as a party, where we’re going as a party. That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election.”
Good for Jindal to stand up and say enough is enough. This is what each elected official needs to be doing.
If we want to break through the gridlock that is keeping this nation at a standstill, these officials must begin to start thinking for themselves, stop twisting the truth, and use the integrity for which they were elected.
Time after time, Americans have expressed their disdain over the infighting, the circling of the wagons that’s going on in political parties, and the refusal to vote for a bill that may be good for the country simply because of who presented it.
This is bullying at its finest. Yeah, they are all “adults.” They are not acting that way. They are acting like seventh graders at lunch time.
Americans need to be voting these individuals out of office. Americans needs to be doing their own research, not on Facebook, but in Time magazine, newspapers, Newsweek, The Associated Press, and other reliable sources.
Regrettably, some people make their careers out of spreading lies, spin and vicious e-mails. President Obama is not a Muslim, he was born in the U.S. and they are planning to put a few dozen Christmas trees in the White House.
A reliable source is one where both sides of the story are presented, allowing you, the reader, to make your own decision. If a website or television show only comes out in behalf of one side, watch out.
Karen La Pierre