Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IGWRT's Word's Count with Mama Zen "Election 2012"


Election 2012 in twenty words!

Gimme gimme gimme
a man who keeps his word

for unity, for forward
movement as one people.

Gimme real change.

by Margaret Bednar, 11-07-2012


This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's - Word's Count with Mama Zen"  The topic: the election of 2012.

I call President Obama the "Gimme President" as I think he is no Robin Hood (he gave back to the people, didn't "redistribute").  I think President Obama has encouraged a very destructive entitlement philosophy, and fosters socialism, not capitalism.  Dependency does not breed independence.

I believe many people do need some help for various reasons.   I'm not talking about them.

I supported Mitt Romney because I believe his business background was what we needed to create jobs  here in America.  I believe higher taxation is a devastating approach.

I know most of the Toad's here in the "Imaginary Garden" will disagree with me.  (please do it kindly :)

I believe we all agree government gridlock must end and compromise for unity's sake is essential.

Let's hope our 50/50 vote made this message Loud & Clear!

20 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, the 50/50 split makes it difficult to accomplish anything, much less all that is needed. I so hope for both sides being willing to work together. Good one, Margaret.

hedgewitch said...

A very succinct and sharp little piece in the spirit of the prompt, Margaret(though of course I have my own theories about who is on the 'gimme' end of things. ;_) )

I also think this election was far too close for either side to claim a mandate, and agree that at least a good part of the message sent was that we need to work together to solve common problems. I think our tax code desperately needs to be reformed,fairly, and our social safety net strengthened, fairly. IOW, I think there is more to unite us than divide us, and I hope we can figure out how to go forward in a positive way. Thank you for sharing your talents here with us(as I said earlier) and for trusting us with your personal beliefs and feelings.

Mary Mansfield said...

I could not agree with you more! And I have to agree that gridlock needs to come to an end, just as long as we're not forced to compromise the values our country was founded upon. Nicely penned, Margaret.

ReBelle said...

Amen, honey.

Gail said...

Wonderful piece.

I'm sure there are many people unhappy today with the outcome. I was a Mit supporter, in fact, he won in our state.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Well written piece! Although I am an Obama supporter

Other Mary said...

So good that we can all believe as we choose. That's one of the best things about the US.

Hannah said...

I just don't know how much longer we can function as a nation in such extreme debt...and throwing around billions to become elected and/or reelected just seems like such a backwards move for the overall health or chance toward succeeding.

Your poem and commentary are honest and direct and I appreciate your thoughts, Margaret. :)

Mama Zen said...

Oh, Margaret! You know we all love your little Republican butt!

Seriously, I would expect nothing less from all of the Toads than respect for differing views. And, you're right; a 50 / 50 split is not exactly a sweeping mandate. Thank you for putting yourself out there and saying what you wanted to say. I appreciate it.

Ella said...

Well said...
I just want our system to work better~
I appreciate your honesty...I felt either choice was a difficult one :D

Fireblossom said...

Bloomberg Business Week posed an interesting question: with his proven business savvy, why did Mitt Romney run on platitudes?

And just for the record, this lefty Toad loves Margaret and her photographs and her horses. :-)

Fireblossom said...

PS--one thing I do have to say, in response to many of the previous comments: even with Florida still out, Obama's electoral margin was whopping. I don't call that close.

Susie Clevenger said...

Hard to move forward when there are so many roadblocks and unwillingness on both sides to cooperate. May we be able to clear the path by working together.

aprille said...

Hiya,
as regards your comment on my post: I wasn't taking it as lightly as it seems. I was trying to convey our hopelessness as voters. I've added something to expand.
Mind you, there are so many basic differences between our two systems that we will never quite understand each other.
The distaste for socialism you describe surprised me. I suppose we have lived with as part of our governement for so long that it has taken on a character of its own.

Margaret said...

Yes, the electoral collage worked for the dems this time :)

And Aprille, I think a blend of Capitalism & Socialism is a good thing. I just think Obama Care's lengthy and (in my opinion) poorly written plan is not what we needed. An overhaul... YES. But not this. Canada isn't a true socialist state, but I think you know that.

Either way, it amazes me how the transition of power continues after over 200 years. I just can't wait for the chance for it to change again in four years :)

Margaret said...

Thanks, Mama Zen for a prompt that could have been explosive in many other venues. I truly love all the tolerance for the different opinions.

Brian Miller said...

i think that you echo many in saying you want someone that is of their word and will lead us forward....i think we have some mending to do...but...here we go....

my heart's love songs said...

i'm afraid that i have trouble understanding how women can be Republicans? the party line seems to be so anti-women. but i certainly don't feel members of either party are evil! {NOT that you suggested that either, it just seems to be an all too prevalent attitude across the country these days.}

that said, my son-in-law is a Republican too and i still love him and he still loves me. {smile} if only our politicians would put their party affiliation BEHIND the needs of the people and the country.

goatman said...

I went with Obama because of a pre-existing medical condition. Now I can get insurance and not be rejected, in 2014 when that comes true.

Margaret said...

My Heart Love Songs: Pro-Life is not anti-woman (but that is a HUGE conversation) and contraception was not going to be banned - just not "free". There are other things more important and costly: medicare/medicaid to name a few. These two big topics which Dem's keep harping back to (regarding women)... I really don't understand. I feel (and I say this in the kindest of ways) your view is very narrow-minded. And I'm sure you would say the same of mine. Sigh... and so it continues... :)

I agree with you , Goatman, that pre-existing conditions are GREAT under Obama Care and I LOVE that my son can be on my insurance until he is 26. I honestly think these are things Republicans love as well!!! There are SO many hidden things in Obama Care that are going to shock many people in the upcoming months...

I thank you all for commenting!!!