Romney's Loss, A Step in the Wrong Direction

The Reasons Are many For Romney Loss.

Political pundits aside, Romney lost the presidency for one
basic reason; he aligned himself too close with the Tea Party’s ideology that
since its inception in the early months of 2009 has been an albatross on the Republican
Party’s vision for America.  Tea Party’s
visionaries are in fact, “Reactionaries:, people who would like to have this
country return to the good old days of the 1950’s and the 1960’s when America was
a giant of prosperity and economic power.
It was that economic wonder that sparked the great wave of immigration
that brought my father and many other immigrants to this country.

Yes, the ’50 and the ’60 were decades of economic wonder and
prosperity for this country when good jobs were plenty and easy to find,
housing was affordable, basic necessities easy to afford,  durable goods of good quality and affordable,
insurance moderately priced, taxes moderately low all, in an environment of  peace and tranquility unequal in the
world.  Yes, the America I found when I arrived
here was the envy of all the industrialized countries of the world because the United
States offered anyone and everyone willing to work, the best chance for success.

Unfortunately, today’s America does not resemble the country
that so many years I adopted as my own because today the landscape of this
country in all aspects has changed dramatically and to expect this country to
return to the good old days is at best impractical due for the most part, the
social, political and economic landscape that in recent years has changed drastically
and dramatically.

Yes, the Tea Party’s political ideology cannot be realized today
and anyone running for office especially at the federal level who thinks that aligning
him or herself with the Tea party’s mentality will win an election, is a dreamer
at best.  The United States will not and
cannot in good faith return to those days again.  America must move forward in a new direction and
that direction is not where Obama wants to take this country.   America
today is on the wrong track in both the social and the economic agenda because although
it is unrealistic to return to the good old days of the past, to be a
successful country with a prosperous future for our children and grandchildren,
we must change our overcall current culture of takers and start giving back to
this country that has given us so much.

We must once and for
all adhere to those immortal words of John F. Kennedy when he said, “.Ask not
what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

The United States of America became the great economic power
because people were working and paying taxes.
In 1960, there were four workers paying for one retiree, today the ratio
has been reversed where we have one worker paying for four retirees.  According the latest statistics, 47% of the American
people pay no taxes; we have 47 million Americans on food stamps and according
to the Senate Budget Committee of the United States, more than 100 million
people are currently on some form of welfare program or government assistance.  That is one third of the American population
collecting on the shoulders of the remaining 2/3 of American’s taxpayers.   This is not the United States of America;
this resembles Fascism’s Italy of the 1940’s when half of the people held the money
and the power while the other half collected.
If this is not Collectivism, I like to know what is.  Of course, democrats and republicans disagree
on these current findings and that is why I say, the United States needs a new
voice, a viable third party, a party of the people because today republicans
and democrats cannot be recognized from one another.  Yes, there are differences between the two;
republicans are for limited government and welfare for the rich while democrats
are for big government (big Brother) and welfare for the poor.  But the real truth is the fact that neither
party cares enough or does enough to protect the rights of the fast disappearing
working middle class that day in and day out goes out to work for the
increasing takers of this country that see the government as the their only

I tell you what; no one can save anyone except self.  I saved myself when more that 50 years ago when,
unable to go to college, I went to work and today some 50 years later, I can
tell you, no government agency, no government assistance program, no government’s
job-training project took me out of poverty.
Government handouts and government assistance are a form of “Glorifies
Slavery” and no more.  You can call it
help, but it is pure bondage.  You want
to rise above the ranks on the poor and into the ranks of the middle class?  “Start working for a change” it is in the American

Therefore in the final analysis, Romney lost for many
reasons; Picking the wrong vice president who did not even carry his own state
of Wisconsin, Campaigning always from behind instead of attacking the policies
of this president; Letting Obama define him and spending most of the time on
the defensive instead of attacking the economic and social agenda of this
nation; Not having a clear economic plan for the future etc. etc.  The mistakes were many, but the main reason Romney
lost was the alignment with the Republican Party with the ideology of the Tea Party
that is too strict for the United States of the 21st century.

America of the future cannot be governed on the stringent
terms of Tea Party’s reactionaries because that is what they are all about.  They want to govern by reaction; a return to the
better days of the ’50 and ’60.   But, just like the America of the 1930’s
depression days could not return to the 1920’s “Age of Good Feeling”, we also cannot
return to yesterday.  The United States
has for more than 200 years prospered under constant change and that is the strength
of America and the reason why today even with all our problems we are still the
best in the world.  But we must change the
course if we are to continue that trend but to do that; we must first change
our “Mentality.”  We must once again return
to the days when “work” was an honorable profession because in the end, nothing
can be accomplished without hard work, personal responsibility, perseverance,
and a sense of loyalty to the country that has given me and all the people of America
so much.

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