Politics-Mid-Term Election Casualities

The first two casualities of the Republican party-Secy Donald Rumsfelt and Ken Mehlman, an unfortunate ordeal which could have been avoided-if both men had been a bit more sensitive-and in touch with the pulse of the people and  to the plight for  the concerns impacting key  issues that most  people had on their minds, as it related to the ecomomy and the war in Iraq.

I have watched both of these gentlemen from afar for sometime now. An observation that  has become more intensed in the recent 12-24 months. On many occasions when the opportunity presented itself Donald Rumsfelt all but ignored the pressing issues and needs thereby, rendering himself ineffective-because of an enormity of missed opportunities. In the case of Ken Mehlman, everytime I heard him speak-his words seem to go against the grain of what was being played out in the trenches locally and on the world stage. The preception portrayed by him for the most part seemed to have been  over zealous-as it was tainted with semblance of arrogance.

The Harvard graduate that he is-lawyer that  he may be-given the opportunity to work with and rub elbows with the elite of the American public, even in the nation and the world. Which created the impetious for him to excell toward and achieve gteatness. But it seems to be all for naught. The opportunity for the whole ordeal has in a nut shell been totally missed…! Because  he simply did not walk the walk-as he was trying to talked the talk.The talk the people  heard did not translate to anything that they could connect to-or sink their teeth into; which in effect rendering his entire tenure as RNC Chair a “total dis-connection…!”

It seemed, from afar; he operated on loyalty and blind-faith to President Bush, the insider crony network,and the Republican agenda, with a blatant disregard for the needs of the  common folk-the voters.

The moral of this story-is that you reap exactly what you sow. And when the needs of the common folk are neglected surely,  there are consequenes. What we all must not forget-there is really power at the ballot box. Always exercise the right to vote-it speaks volumes-when that right,  is utilized in the fashion and the appropriate way.

Steve Braxton, Chicago, Il


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