This is just how I see it. When people have money, we feel like nothing can go wrong. When people have money, life is good and we live by the motto, live and let live.
But when we don't have money - nothing get's done. Without money luxuries get scrapped.
Right now our economy looks worse than a nasty toilet bowl. We are in debt way beyond our necks, every day people are struggling to pay rent, mortgages, utilities and buy groceries. The last thing we want to think about right now is equality. We just want to be financially secure. Its selfish, I know. But it is reality.
That has been the burden of Barack Obama.
He made promises to the Gay community four years ago, and because of the economy he has not been able to keep those promises. In fact, right out of the gates he received serious back lash from the gay community over broken promises. Not that Barack did not want to fulfill on that, but at the time, the economy trumped it all.
The Latino community has it worse. This is a community that undoubtedly is one of the hardest working, highest work ethic communities in America. Their men take jobs others would never consider. Their Moms and wives work three jobs at a time. This community prides itself on self resilience, self reliance, and coming together as a community to make life better.
Yet, in the four years Barack has been in office more Latino's are on government assistance than ever before. The same goes for the Black, Asian, Native American communities as well. Where is the pride? We don't want to be on food stamps? We want to show our kids that we can become we want to become. The American dream does not happen on food stamps.
Education is the key to getting out of poverty. But when national security is at risk, you have too much debt to protect yourself, and you have to pimp out your own country to foreign nations, no amount of talk and rhetoric can raise the levels of education among the impoverished communities in American until we have financial stability.
When this country is back on it's feet, the masses will say, let Gay's have same-sex marriage. The masses will say, give the illegal immigrants and their families citizen status. The masses will say, let's pour more money into educating the poor, lets give more education opportunities to the less fortunate.
Why will he masses say that? Because their needs will have been taken care of, and they don't care about anything else, so live and let live.
Only one candidate is qualified to bring back this country to it's economic heights. That is Mitt Romney. After he has done that, you can start voting on who best aligns with your social policies. But until then, only one candidate has a fiscal policy that can even get us to the point where we can talk about those things and have the ability to implement the plans.
The rich may get richer, the gap might get wider, but the people, the masses, will be taken care of. When that happens education becomes a do-able action item. When the economy rebounds same-sex couple rights will be on the table again.. When the economy bounces back social policy will become important again.
Next week, vote for the candidate who can make that all happen. That candidate is Mitt Romney.
If we re-elect Obama the economy will still suck, social policy will continue to get ignored and we will be four more years behind. When that happens, you can bet a Republican will win the White House in 2016, and it won't be a moderate that supports minority facing social issues. Is that what you really want?