Yesterday was midterm election day. Unfortunately if you are a Democrat you lost big yesterday. The House & Senate now have a republican majority. Bad news for President Obama, whom they’ll probably try to impeach. Both of us have our own insight on yesterday.
K: I am extremely disappointed. Especially in my own state. How did we lose governor? Rauner successfully purchased the election. I want to say I’m disappointed in the people who didn’t vote, which I am, but more than that I’m disappointed in the democratic candidates. Instead of standing with President Obama, like Pat Quinn did, they decided to distance themselves from him. They virtually handed Congress over to the GOP. President Obama is about to have an extremely difficult 2 years to round out his presidency.
There were some bright spots. Higher minimum wage was voted in Illinois as well as some other good measures. Shout out to Senator Dick Durbin who is still with us & Congressman Bobby Rush.
At the same time I’m not ready to give up. I think now more than ever we are going to need to stand for our 10th amendment rights. For those unfamiliar, the final amendment in the bill of rights gives all powers not specifically given to Congress by the Constitution to the people. That means we need to insure that Congress does not over-reach. At the same time we most stay on top of our representatives & force them to actually represent us. That means emailing, calling, signing petitions, just remaining involved. Democracy is not just about ideas, it is about action. We need to get back to Yes WE Can. Do not allow our rights to be trampled on & sold to the highest bidder. I will be putting Governor Rauner’s number in my phone.
Simply Brown: I shall not tell a lie. I’m not a political person at all. I really don’t pay too much attention to politicians because I believe majority just say what they believe the people want to hear in order to gain their vote on election day. Half the time you don’t even see or hear from the same politician you voted into office. But there has been a lot of controversy after yesterday.
Yes, I voted. But I believe many people voted because that’s what others told them to do. No one really did any real research before voting, a lot of us have been told, “if you’re black, vote Democrat”. That’s not the case. I don’t know Pat Quinn nor do I know Bruce Rauner personally, but I do know that Quinn had his chance. A lot of us was not pleased with many of the decisions he has had such as closing numerous public schools in Chicago. I still don’t know what was the purpose for that. Many of you reading this is probably saying, “well, what you think Rauner is about to do?” You’re right, what is Rauner really about to do. No one really knows. But there’s no sense in steady contributing to things getting worse. It’s like working a 9 to 5 and your boss is an asshole. Things are steady getting worse in the office and everyone is just complaining. You have two choices, either put up with the job you hate or leave and try working for a different company. You not sure if this new company is full with assholes like the one you left but you’re willing to give it a shot. Things can get better or they can get worse. Either way is really up to us as people of what we will allow and accept. Yes, our votes counts, our voices are meant to be heard. If we have the power to put these particular politicians in office, we have the power to remove those same politicians out of office if they’re not properly doing their job.
We talked our ish, what do you think???