Today I Learn… I make a point of learning something new everyday. This is what I learn each day

1, Nov 4, 2010

Reflections on this Mid-term Election

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 12:44 am

When President Obama faced the republican dominance in the House, he accepted the responsibilities, expressing his understanding of people’s frustration over the losing battle of economy, with no complaints and no feeling of bitterness whatsoever. I think the president’s attitude is very generous and admirable.

Every time when I think of US economy, the nursery rhyme of humpty dumpty comes to me,

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

To be fair, it is very unfortunate for Obama to inherit this no-win situation. It took 8 years for his predecessor to make a shambles of the country’s economy by waging two wars and giving tax break. How can we expect the current president to put things back in two years?

The alliance of all the anti-Obama conservative forces squandered billions of dollars in this mid-term election in an effort to cripple Obama power. The ordinary citizens are but small pawns in the grand schema of this alliance. The election reminds me of what Mark Twain described winners as those who can make the loudest noise. Here’s a quote from him “We would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times” I wonder what Mark Twain would say if he were present watching so many female candidates jumped out trying to out-man men in the most distasteful manner.

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Powered by WordPress