I wonder if anybody else is disappointed in the Republicans. We gave them the vote and they have basically spit on it. They continue to cave and kiss the president's behind.

Of course there are a bunch of young ones hoping to somehow bypass the old dinosaurs and get into a position of power. I wish them luck but I pretty much know that none of them will be nominated. The Old Guard would not countenance such a thing.

As to all the petitions being circulated, once you sign one you don't make that mistake again. You are inundated by email pleas and after while you realize that it's really all about money, for the young hopeful ones and the old wizened ones. It's a daily trial to clean up your email - delete delete delete.

At this point in my life, I am glad I am old and won't be around when our country becomes a country I don't recognize. As it is now, I have a lot of nostalgia for the way things used to be. I am definitely not a progressive as I fail to see what we have gained from this transformation.

But I do worry about my kids and grandkids. I will hate to leave them to their fate - I see my grandkids working and trying to get an old house that they can fix up and hoping to trade in their old cars for a newer one and being unable to afford children and suffering over Christmas and its expense, already I feel like I could kill someone for their sakes. So I know that the world will be better off without those of us who remember when.

So I have to say I have no hope for this upcoming election. A Republican president won't make much of a difference. They are all in it for themselves and to heck with the middle class. The transformation will continue to the ruination of my family's hopes and dreams.

© 2015 Just Lynne - 3/8/15

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