Politics: Missing the Point or Full of Hot Air?


This is a “new” version  of an e-mail that has gone around several times before. I’m posting it because it makes a good point about why it’s important to support your candidates in the upcoming mid-term elections. Enjoy — and VOTE!

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, 

“Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be an Obama Democrat.”

“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

The man smiled and responded, “You must be a Republican.”

“I am,” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”

“Well,” said the man, “You don’t know where you are — or where you are going. You’ve risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem.

You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it’s my fault.”

You are hearing from political pundits that the party of President Obama, the Democratic Party, will not do well during the upcomming election. Its an easy call based on historical fact (the party in power always loses seats). A big reason according to a poll by the Pew Trust is that we tend to not vote in mid-term elections. Lets change that.

Its clear that the Republican party has no interest in helping the President fix the economy or anything else and if they regain power the country will be in far worse shape.

Further, we all know that the withering attacks that this President faces daily are racially motivated. In spite of how the media couches their words we know that white (tea party) America does not believe he should be President under any circumstances. The President has done some good things and he deserves our support.

Encourage your friends and family to vote this midterm. Send this post to them if you think it will help.


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