Another view of Nov. 6 election

By Steve Bisbikis

Reading the letter titled “Looking Beyond the Election” dated Nov 22 confirms for me that there are many misinformed, and many more living in some alternate reality. The writer was disappointed that we don’t have a president who is a proven business leader. Well, neither was F. Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and many others.

If one believes a government is run like a business, you are not being real. The reality is, Obama cut thousands of government jobs which his predecessor had increased.

It was said that Obama doesn’t seem to embrace the same Christian values as our forefathers who established our country. It should be obvious that if Obama was alive then, the only thing he could aspire to was breaking his shackles of slavery. To think otherwise is fantasizing about what our founding fathers meant when they wrote “all men are created equal.”

And is there anything more Christian than to provide healthcare to those who can not afford it, as Obamacare does? I think Jesus would agree. So, where one gets that Obama does not embrace Christian values is not any where close to being real.

The letter to the editor refers to the notion that Obama has created the worst fiscal disaster one could imagine, as if he had something to do with it. When his predecessor left office, the country was bleeding at 775,000 jobs per month, and the stock market lost 50 percent of its value. Since Obama took office it has doubled and we are gaining nearly 200,000 jobs per month. Not that any president has much control over these thing, but these are the facts.

The writer mentioned our entitlement society, I assume the one Obama promotes. These are the 47 percent that Romney so belligerently mentioned, the ones who don’t pay taxes. Many are the elderly who could not survive without assistance. They are returning veterans who have been mentally scarred or physically disabled, children born into unfortunate circumstances, or those who have lost their job due to the recession.

Then there was mention of Obama’s personal agenda, as if it were some secret agenda. The only ones who could believe this are the Fox Fake News viewers.

The writer says she wants back the country that God intended it to be. I must have missed that verse in my Bible studies.

An then there is this contradiction. The writer says she will not compromise just to appease those who say we should be more tolerant and accepting, but wants a country that is compassionate and giving. I need an explanation on that, because if one tries to comprehend this notion it will make ones head spin.

A businessman as president we don’t need. We tried that last time and it didn’t work out so well. We need a sincere compassionate president, and the American people have chosen one.

Steve Bisbikis is a Ramona resident.

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7 Comments for “Another view of Nov. 6 election”

  1. Pundit

    Well stated, factual and on the mark. Thank you!

  2. Herve Auch-Roy

    I could not agree more with Steve Bisbikis.
    While I respect all points of views, I still have a hard time understanding how come so many people could still vote for the Republican candidate in 2012, after the devastation left behind by the 2000 and 2004 Bush administration. Two wars, the rest of us now left to pick up the tab and pay billions and billions of dollars poured into it, and for what result, not to mention thousands of families shattered by the loss of a father and husband while in service, and the housing market disaster that we know.
    Imagine these billions of dollars invested instead in schools and renewable energy: today our kids would have better chances in life, and we would be much closer to have a choice at the pump: either oil derived products, or something else when gas prices soar like they did not so long ago. But, no, still today and thanks to the Bush Administration, when gas prices are too high for many of us, do we have another choice than pay whatever oil companies are asking for? No, because these guys put us all on shackles on our way to the gas pump.
    Obama's speech, on the night of the election results, was the most inspiring one that I heard in years, and today, I'm proud again to be an American: "I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or who you love. It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you're willing to try."
    Unfortunately, I fear that the 2016 election is likely to bring back the Republican party in business, and with it their time machine throwing us all back into medieval times and dark ages, spreading fear instead of hope and respect.
    Do you know the difference between "fear" and "respect"? Well, just wait till you get in trouble and vulnerable: people who fear you will finish you up, while people who respect you will help you get back on your feet.

  3. Really???

    very well written…. wonderful "fluff"… Hope you're happy with your compassionate president who appologizes to other countries. Just curious, what reality are you living in?

  4. Um Wrong

    Well my friend, you have four more years to live in your alternate reality. Best practices in the business world suggest you don't spend money you don't have. You don't spend one time money on on-going programs. It's not just the President that must live by this, it is Congress as well. Obama care will increase the size of your government. It is already. Congrats. You missed a lot in bible studies Steve. Jesus would have suggested we teach those without "to fish." Not to hand over the fish we caught. His lesson was quite the opposite.

    • Proud Ramonan

      Did Jesus feed the five thousand, or didn't he because that might create dependency? All of you Republicans who argue for cuts but refuse to touch the bloated defense budget with a ten foot pole don't have a leg to stand on. Patriots in name only, sending young men to fight in rich men's wars.

      • Um Wrong

        I hope this makes sense to you, because I can't make heads nor tails of it. I support cuts to anything that includes waste. And you're old tired attempt at the anti war diatribe…give it a rest. Do you drive a car? ride a bus? what do you heat your home with? If the war is in the middle east, it rests with all of us. You're not pure.

  5. Herve Auch-Roy

    Interesting forum by the way … And a great Nation indeed that you guys have put together over the years despite your differences.
    I agree with Um Wrong about "You don't spend money you don't have" … but then we should stop buying things using credit cards, i.e., with money that we don't have. Also, some of us should not buy houses that they cannot afford, hence we need to educate them at avoiding banks' toxic mortgages, that are still being offered despite the last housing crash.
    I agree also with Um Wrong about "teaching others to fish" rather than handing them over the fish that we caught.
    By the way, all of this is were schools (among others like family and church) sometime come in handy … educating and teaching responsibility.
    Now, what about ObamaCare? Well, without going to the extreme of a "Universal Health Care for All" that would be abused as it happens in other countries, I believe that healthcare should be regulated to avoid our premiums go through the roof as soon as we sneeze.
    I'd love to make the "American Dream" a reality, finding the right balance between spending and taxes that will put our economy back on tracks, while still helping those who are unable to learn to fish for whatever reason.
    Can we work together and build a reality where we all have a chance to survive long enough to enjoy life, or even better, thrive?
    20% "fear", 80% "respect": that seems a reasonable split to me, and I don't care which political party drives it as long as it gives good results.
    Oh boy, now I should define "good results" … (sigh) … it never ends, huh?

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