If you listen to right-wingers complain, it would give one the impression that America is under the thumb of a brutal dictator who slaughters Christians in the streets. However, in Canada, there exists quite a bit of confusion as to what, exactly, the problem is with our President. Under President Bush, we lost the respect of the world at large. Because of his policies, the massive debt accumulated by an illegal war, and a number of other factors, our country entered into a sharp decline that only began to turn around after our “socialist dictator” began to rule with an ‘iron fist.’
Richard Brunt of Victoria, British Columbia, penned an open letter to Americans following the embarrassing midterm elections, in which we essentially handed the car keys to the equivalent of the drunk guy at the party who spent the night spouting racist screeds, beating up the gay guy, and running around slapping women’s rear ends while screaming incoherently about socialism and Satan — and Republicans, the embodiment of “that guy,” are poised to drive the car into a telephone pole.
“Many of us Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections. Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6%, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries,” Brunt wrote.
“The dollar is at its strongest levels in years, the stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money,” he continued.
“America is leading the world once again and respected internationally — in sharp contrast to the Bush years. Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden,” Brunt added.”So, Americans vote for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason.”
“When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?” Brunt wondered.
And he’s right. Apathetic and delusional voters alike allowed Republicans like hog-castrating psychopath Joni Ernst to rise to a position of authority, Mitch McConnell to keep his job, and a majority that seems to believe the best and only solution to our nation’s problems is to rid itself of the Affordable Care Act.
Unfortunately, the midterm elections will prove to be a hard lesson for voters: You get what you ask for, and sometimes you ask for total destruction.