Careful observers of politics have seen a dramatic change in the evolution of reactions, behaviors and the ways ideas are expressed over the past few years. Although American history is laden with battles fought with political ideals driving the conflict, the United States has evolved into a nation that has moved past senseless bloodshed and into a realm of reason and intellect driving home the intentions of the American people.
We see extremists on the right threatening an armed revolution when decisions don’t go their way. The decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tops this list. These reactions raise concerns from voters that might normally vote Republican.
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Extremists on the left are pushing for socialism, which has proven to be ineffective throughout history in other nations in the world. These viewpoints push voters away that might normally vote Democrat.
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So the $10 million dollar question? What about the rest of the population? What options do the voters who do not support either of the extreme views have? It appears that voters have whittled down which direction to cast their ballot to voting for the least evil of the two primary candidates available. This is not the way that voters should be casting their ballot. Voters should have the opportunity to cast their vote for a candidate that represents their perspective.
But hold the phones! Do the candidates that are running for president actually represent these extremes, or is this perception simply a product of misrepresentations intended to push voters away from voting for the other candidates who are available?
faces some serious issues on the right side of the aisle. ACA tops the list of hot issues that has enraged voters, yet Romney had a very similar plan in Massachusetts when he was governor. This leaves him in a position of either coming out in support of the ACA or speaking out against legislation that he himself supported as governor. Romney has never called for an armed revolution nor has he called for impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justices voting to uphold the ACA. Romney may be associated with extremists through his party affiliation, but he has not exhibited these tendencies.
has not supported socialism, nor do his policies support socialism. There are a lot of conspiracy theories floating around concerning the role the president played and what his intentions were with the Fast and Furious operation, yet there is no evidence to support these theories. Although racism appears to be on the rise, evidenced by an increase of 244% in 2009, Obama has not exhibited racism, however he has been accused of fueling racial tensions, which is yet another conspiracy theory and has not been proven to be true. Although Obama may affiliated with extremists through his party affiliation, he has not exhibited these tendencies.
Support for mandated health care is considered extreme by conservatives, yet their presumptive candidate for president from the Republican Party is a supporter of this mandate. and Obama also is a supporter. This seems to be the issue that has created the most tension, and it is also a major item that both candidates agree upon.
In essence, it appears that if voters are able to work past all of the rhetoric that is flying around they should be able to select a candidate to receive their vote by looking at the political platform the parties support and making an educated decision. These platforms will be released once the national conventions are conducted later this summer. Stay tuned for further information as it becomes available.
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