As the Pendulum Swings

Oh how the political parade never ends! For eight years, Democrats had to listen to Republicans cry out that if you didn’t listen to the President, you were a traitor. You were either with them or against them and it was unpatriotic to say anything bad against W. Now, the pendulum swings the other way and a Democrat is now in the office of President of the United States. Now it is the Republicans who are turning the other way and saying to not listen to the President. They are the ones keeping their kids out of school for fear they will be “brainwashed” by Obama when he talks to their children from the White House. They are the ones not wanting their kids to hear Obama speak about taking charge of their education and setting goals to meet to make sure they learn as much as they can to make themselves a better person. What happened to the mantra they said for eight years about not listening to the President makes you a traitor and unpatriotic? Yes, do not listen to Mr. Obama, keep yourself from taking charge of your education. Parents are saying that they don’t think their kids should be told what to do by the President, that it is THEIR job to do that. Yes, parents of the United States, you are doing a bang-up job raising your kids. Kids aren’t kids for very long these days, are they? And their education is the worst it has been in decades.

So when the Republicans get back into office, and it will happen as our choices are always one from column A or one from column B, will they once again jump on Democrats as being unpatriotic and traitors when they speak out against the elected official? It will be right up there with death and taxes, inevitable. But for now, please, practice what you preach and realize that you do live in a country that permits you the freedom to speak out on whomever occupies the highest office in the land and that you many not always have someone from your team at the plate to bat. If that is the case, remember, we are all humans on the same team, floating on a chunk of rock in space, orbiting a star on an outer arm of a large galaxy, doomed to be swallowed by another galaxy in a few million years. Our lives are so infinitesimally short compared to that enormous span of time. So in the grand scheme of things relax, chill out and take a deep breath. The pendulum will swing the other way soon enough. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Stumble it!

4 Responses to “As the Pendulum Swings”

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    Samantha says:

    You are so right.

    Conversely, what happened to the left-side mantra of speaking out against the prez/government BEING patriotic? Now the repubs are being called traitors by the dem side for speaking out.

    The repubs feel the same way about Obama addressing their children with his message as the Dems would have felt about Bush addressing their children with his own. (Can you imagine what the outcry would have been had Bush proposed that students write papers on how they could help HIM? Even if the wording were EXACTLY the same?! You can bet Dem parents would have kept their kids from being “brainwashed” too!)

    So let’s let BOTH sides go back and remember their own position during the last administration and realize that the shoe is on the other foot.

    I will be so glad when more level-headed moderate types are in charge in BOTH parties.

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      admin says:

      ahhh, remember the public outcry when George H.W. Bush addresses school children? I would love to have someone who represents the middle as much as I would love to have another choice…a real choice other than Dem or Repub…maybe when the aliens take over, we can have a candidate from the Klebo-Dweenor Party;)

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    Johan says:

    Republican = Hypocrite

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    Byron says:

    If you spoke out against Bush, you were made out to support TERRORISTS! Oh my God! Run! The Bush administration ruled by fear. Remember the “buy duct tape” fiasco? So, the Republicans are just doing it again. Do you think any elected official would propose legislation that would end Grandma’s life? The reporting is ridiculous too, running with out-right false stories, because they can. It’s not illegal to report a false/untrue story. Unethical, but since when did FOX news have ethics?

    I get ticked at both political parties at the moment. Times are changing but large, deep money pockets run the political system and our elected officials. But, even those pockets aren’t that deep anymore and change is coming… but too slow for us. Maybe our Grandkid’s children will be able to once again listen proudly to an American President during school hours.

    Alas, not today.
    :(