Guest Post by Dusty
Common Sense = sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.
In several other respects, however — their age, educational background, employment status, and race — Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large.”
Lack of common sense in our leaders was not that readily apparent until the 2008 & 2010 Election Cycle with the clear exception of Former President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
In 2008 our country witnessed the stunning and total complete lack of common sense in John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin has his running mate and the media’s stunning lack of common sense in their reporting of Sarah Palin.
In 2010 our country again witnessed the complete lack of common sense in the voters who turned out to vote in anger rather than to take a few minutes to think about how their vote would impact the entire nation not just their district.
*No More Bailouts!
Umm no facts or explanation of the situation presented with those three words. No more bailouts for whom? Let’s try applying some common sense to this pesky little talking point.
How about No More Bailouts without a system of checks and balances in place. No more bailouts without regulation, timelines and accountability. See now isn’t that something that would appeal to both sides, liberal and conservative and even the middle? But now we have another problem because when we find something that appealing to the masses then we are in conflict with the next talking point.
*Reduce the Size of Government - So far we’ve have heard the GOP-Tea Party say they want to shut down the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the Department of Education, the CDC (Center of Disease Control) and deregulate the Oil and Gas Industry, Wall Street and the Banking Industry. No explanation as to why or how they just want to shut it down or deregulate it.
What the GOP-Tea Party can’t, won’t or they just don’t the ability to articulate is all of these departments are valuable to this nation. We as a nation cannot afford to shut down any of these agencies without a little investigation as that would be foolish and very irresponsible. However, when applying a little common sense to this talking point-
Congress and the media need to debate and look into the rules, regulations that drive all of these agencies. Are there agencies that overlap? Where do they overlap? Can they be combined and streamlined? Is it possible to reduce the number of rules and regulations? But then how can we expect our current House of Representatives to get any work done with they work one week and take off a week and are only focused on making President Obama a one term President.
Reduce the Intrusiveness of Government!The GOP-Tea Party has focused their entire mission since the 2010 election cycle to deny all women the right to an abortion, services thru Planned Parenthood. Texas signed into law a bill that would force young girls to get a vaccine. Texas did this!