Wrap Up: July 15, 2012

We began this week discussing accountability; we were focused on international issues — Pakistan, specifically — but, once again, the nutty GOP — Mitt Romney, specifically — diverted our attention…Oh goodie! Since we’re all about putting the truth out there, we’re glad to see that even the mainstream media is catching on to the notion that the most phony candidate this side of Mars doesn’t want to be held accountable for where he worked and/or where his loot money is stashed. Good stuff! How sad funny is it that the wannabe leader of the free world, the guy who calls for openness and transparency from the current administration, wants to keep secrets and make us believe that he has convenient memory lapses?

Shhhhh!!! Don’t tell him that the blanks in his missing history are being filled in! 

Seeing Mitt demand apologies from those who point out what the rest of us already know seems rather weak of him — and it’s a bubble-headed move to think that tossing Condoleeza Rice’s name into the mix of prospective VP candidates will distract us from his omissions and secrecy. Oh, what…did you readers think that the bubblehead candidates disappeared once Michele Bachmann left the presidential race? Get real!

In case you can’t tell, some of us are enjoying that a spotlight is (finally) being aimed at R-money’s hidden finances, his ‘un-appearing’ tax records and his work history at Bain Capital. The soon-coming revelation of what he’s been hiding not only gives us something to focus on since Mitt is all over the place with his ‘non-responses’ — but it will also give focus to many among us who still don’t get the message that the wealth divide is just far too great because fairness isn’t present in the system. Far too many people, domestically and internationally, are disenfranchised by the system and its leaders and, therefore, can’t muster up enough energy to become interested in what’s going on. That is incredibly dangerous for all of us during an election year in which it is crucial that we have leaders who use wisdom, and not greed and self-interest, to move the nation forward.

People who contribute to this society shouldn’t always have to watch from the cheap seats while those who have made their money by running over individuals and small businesses alike bleed us dry. We can do better; we can take the best of what we have here, improve those things that need to be worked on, and still learn from others.  We can see the mistakes others have made – and then chart a different and more hopeful course for ourselves before we spiral downward into a place where we can no longer see much hope for the future.

 We should — and can — do better.