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PARDON ME: Not Too Excited About This Election Day

There is an election coming up this week that could be immensely crucial to America’s future, but I’m really having some trouble caring about it.

The reasons for this feeling are endless.

Perhaps most of all, I am sick and tired of the fact that we have a president in the White House who believes elections mean things, EXCEPT when they are obviously overwhelming referendums against the policies which he supports.

It is then Obama chooses to ignore the will of the people and simply exercise the overreaching, vindictive, and unconstitutional policies of his OWN will.

Moreover, no matter what happens in the upcoming elections, particularly if Republicans maintain their majority in the House and unseat the Democratic leadership in the Senate, then Obama will do whatever he wants by the power of Executive Order.

And the public be damned!

Another reason I am largely indifferent about this upcoming election is the fact there is almost nobody out there to whom I can pledge my heartfelt and unwavering support.

I am fed up with casting my vote for candidates who cause me hold my nose when I am forced to vote for them, because the alternative is so appalling I cannot picture them holding the office.

Along with all of this, I am increasingly disgusted with a Republican Party which no longer has the desire to present us with candidates who are bold and committed to conservative policies and values.

Instead, the GOP trots out their “Losers of the Year Club,” candidates who merely behave like they are Democratic Light, people who are simply a lesser versions of their liberal counterparts, someone who can manage and slow the decay, instead of actively seeing to reverse the downward spiral of our once-great nation.

And then, after the Republican Establishment’s pathetic excuse for a candidate loses to a genuine Democrat, they tell us that it was our fault, because Conservative policies will no longer carry the day.

But it simply isn’t true, because they have deliberately force-fed us candidates who actually refuse to run on them.

At the same time, they have passionately sought to destroy those Conservatives who actually have the guts and the principles to take on the Establishment GOP.

And then, as we approach the next election, the Karl Roves of this world give us another miserable incarnation of Bob Dole, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Chris Christie, or another political spawn of the Bush family.

And with candidates like those, it’s no wonder the GOP can’t routinely win a national election.

It’s not the fault of Conservatives in our party.

Our electoral losses are the fault of liberals within the party, a long string of educated imbeciles who keep following the same path and keep achieving the same level of failure.

And then they blame it on Conservatives or the good and decent people of the Tea Party.

It’s increasingly clear to everyone that men like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner don’t care as much about the country as they do maintaining their own power.

I don’t see either one of them, given the chance, who would do anything to reverse or end the scourge of Obamacare.

These men and a number of others like them go on television and tell us what it takes to win the White House.

But they don’t know, because they have never actually tried to follow anything other than their already-proven strategies of defeat.

America is the greatest nation the world has ever known. Our country is worth saving. It’s worth fighting for.

I just keep wondering when the Establishment Republicans will finally allow us to actually enter the fray.

And that is why I am less than enthused about the prospects of a GOP sweep this week.

What good does it do to win electoral majorities when, after achieving them, you refuse to take on the work of restoring our once-great nation?



R.G. Yoho

R.G. Yoho is a Western author who has published seven books, including “Death Comes to Redhawk,” along with a non-fiction work entitled “America’s History is His Story.”