America is a nation in crisis. By next year, the United States will reach Third World debt ratios. Yet both major parties seem oblivious. Neither of them has a plan, or even publicly acknowledges the severity of the crisis. If the Tea Party does nothing else, it may at least force the Republicans to face this highly unpleasant fact. Then again, the long-term Republican incumbents in Congress seem to sound just a little like Democrats these days.
The smug editors at the New York Times are sincerely convinced that Tea Partiers are dangerous crackpots – even though they’ve never met any. But they have yet to present a viable plan to fund Medicare, Social Security -- and would tell you if you asked them that their job is merely to critically review every other failed plan. The Tea Party suggests that there is no choice but to restructure Social Security and Medicare to make them financially viable for future generations. Democrats, intent on re-election 'promise' their constituents that 'they' will save Social Security. The truth is that they can't -- the way it's currently structured. Politicians have robbed the restricted fund, thrown it into the general fund and now that's what we have to deal with.
Tuesday, the U.S. Democrats will face the voters. The liberals are sure to blame the (great unwashed) masses, not themselves for the outcome. They'll tell us that the Tea Party whipped up voter discontent with their simplistic slogans.
Barack Obama insists that the voters simply don’t appreciate what they’ve accomplished. He claims that his only real mistake was to not focus enough on positive PR. (though he has been in "campaign mode" ever since he was elected) He believes the people on the other side are basically bigoted, intolerant, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic racists who cling insensibly to God and guns.
Most Americans feel that even though Obama didn't create the problem, that he and his party made it worse. Most Americans are not socialists and are not interested in having their nation radically transformed. Most Americans have good common sense and will express themselves -- on Tuesday.