Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Finally after way too long, the people have spoken. The President was re-elected easily. Giving everyone a chance to see how politics should be done. Beating greats odds, and a candidate that seemed to changed positions by the minute, plus millions of dollars of hate speak. The American people  stood up against all the lies and made me proud to be an American. A country which was born of our quest for freedom battered back against the people who are trying to rid us of as much freedom as possible.
The republican party which supposedly strives for freedom, spent millions trying to turn our now re-elected President into an outsider, an alien, or worse.  Trying to push their religious beliefs on all of us, regardless of our own.  Pushing their mantra that if you're not one of us, obviously you must be against us. Making racism seem like part of their National agenda.
But, good won the day and amazingly it wasn't even close.  Even with Florida still not counted fully, President Obama trounced Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan even more then even I hoped for.  And whats better, because of his over 50% win of the popular vote, twice. More then even the ever popular President Bill Clinton.  
So now we get four more years of President Obama and Vice President Biden. We get to watch as both parties explain why they won or lost. Listening to see who actually got what just occurred or who still lives in their own world. We get to see, if our elected officals finally act like adults and get the job done. 
Four years a go, our President was elected to fix what President Bush 2 left us in. And thankfully he has been given another four to finish the job. Leaving us a much better and stronger nation. I have high hopes that he is more then up to the job, and am even more thankful that unlike when Vice President Gore lost the chance to continue President Clinton's agenda, President Obama will be able to.  
I have never felt more excited about whats ahead for our country. Good won out. Hatred lost. Racism was smacked back into wherever it came from. We have not a good man in the White House, but a great man. And now we get to watch as he gets to do his thing. And boy is it gonna be fun. Yes we can, Yes we can. Yes we can.
Just one man's opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Wednesday November 7, 2012

Monday, November 05, 2012


Finally, its time to vote. Yes!!!  Which means, after way too long, the American people get their break from all the B.S, the too many commercials, newspapers, magazines, television, robo-calls, junk mail and emails.  Free at last to enjoy television and reading without having to be deal with all the talking heads, all the experts who try to sway our vote. All the lies that the fact-checkers revealed.  Finally, it comes down to each one of us to decide who we feel has the ability to run our country. Be for love of country or revenge (thanks Mitt for that)
Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama won rather easily (something that I hear, 'probably' won't happen this time).  Of course his current adversary, Mitt Romney also ran for the presidency four years ago, but didn't make it to the final round then.  And of course, the candidate Romney who ran four years ago, isn't the same candidate that's running against him this time. Well at least as far as we can tell. Since his positions have changed practically daily. Which is exactly the opposite of our President, the man that ran four years ago, is the man running this time. 
Four years ago, President Barack Obama came into office pushing for Change and infact delivered. Coming in he had promised a lot, and against almost all odds succeeded in accomplishing many of his promises.  Of course, as the republicans keep harping on, the unemployment rate is still too high.  Not that they helped at all, doing there best to stop any possible job programs.  And finally he's gotten the unemployment rate under 8%. So I guess he didn't 'lie' (Somehow when a candidate promises and hopes to deliver something, that something becomes a lie when because of circumstances beyond their control, the numbers aren't better). 
Four years ago, I voted for candidate Obama, still upset that my pick Hilary Clinton was defeated by him; but knowing who he was up against, honestly it wasn't too difficult a choice.  My one worry was, that like the previous President, Bush proved that we needed someone in the White House, who entered the office with enough experience to handle the job.  Well, after four years, any worries I had are over. I got a little nervous after the first debate, but I must stress, just a little 'cause even though he supposedly lost, at least he answered the questions without pandering and point blank lying about what his policies are, or were.
The funny thing is that after four years in office, my opinion of our president has only grown in admiration. Considering all the tests he has been given, and all his accomplishments (without any help from the other side of the aisle). Its amazing anyone has doubts about his abilities. And yes Mrs. Romney, Obama still seems to be the only grown-up in the room.   
Unfortunately, that can not be said of candidate Romney, a man who seems to be on all sides of the fence.  In most cases, those policies at least the ones he's for (I can not say he believes in, cause I have no idea if he believes in anything but himself).  As opposed to our President, who you honestly feel has real reasons for wanting to be President, Mr. Romney, seems to have no real reason for wanting the job.
In closing, in this day and age (remember its the 21st century) to have candidates arguing against woman's rights, abortion, equal pay, and simple math when it comes to the economy, it is not time to give our country over to failed policies that are literally from another century. We can not afford to hand over the keys to the kingdom to people who want to go back to the policies that failed us so badly in the past.  And finally President Obama has earned the chance to finish what he started in righting our ship. 
Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms Monday, November 5, 2012