We are “One Nation”

The current financial situation is explained very well by Gordon Chang at Commentary.com in his post, “The Real Reason the World Financial System Is Collapsing.” He concludes with

Yet one thing is obvious: we’re not going to get where we need to be if we let the presidential candidates avoid the real issues by blaming the greed of Wall Street’s financial intermediaries.

Indeed. The list could be expanded to include Paulson, Cox, Reid, Pelosi and others. Any discussion would serve us all better if done in a non-partisan way. Blaming either the left or the right perverts the truth and that compounds the misunderstandings and the mistrust that permeate current political discourse. We are “ONE NATION.” McCain, Obama and the others have forgotten this fact and we are all the worse for it.

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Pelosi and Reid – Republican Assets?

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid might just be two of the best assets the Republicans have considering the decline of the Democrat’s brand. But don’t take my word for it. Andrew Cline, editorial page editor of the New Hampshire Union Leader, writes in “Pelosi and Reid Blew It

This election year should have produced a Democratic sweep of historic proportions, delivering the White House and massive majorities in the House and Senate. But thanks to the incompetence of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, Republicans might pull a respectable showing.

It is getting harder and harder to see the duo benefiting Democratic candidates in any significant way. Does that justify pulling a disappearing act till after the election? Voters might disagree with Congress taking a vacation during a crisis especially when Republicans showed a willingness to tough it out in D.C. over the summer. But no doubt the Democratic leadership knows best.

Still if Pelosi and Reid want time in front of the cameras, it’s a safe bet the Republicans will take all the help they can get.

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