Something’s Got to Give

Charlie Daniels
By Charlie Daniels | September 6, 2013 | 8:51 AM EDT

For some time we have been hearing, and in my case believing, that the United States of America is headed for a train wreck of gigantic proportions. Fiscally, socially, politically, and now President Obama has added militarily to the list among other things.

The USA has always had the resiliency of a rubber band, but events of the last five years have all but taken away our ability to snap back. A rubber band can only stretch so far before it breaks.

It is said that one definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I think the same thing could be said, for a large part, for the American electorate as we continue to send the same old worn-out, sold-out hacks back to office and actually expect them to change their self-serving intransience and actually do something that makes sense.

We tend to look no farther than the “D” or “R” beside their name on the ballot to decide what kind person they are and what kind of political agenda they will pursue.

I submit to you that the Republican Party and the Democrat Party become more alike


The Democrats pretty much get their way, and the Republicans are so afraid of being called racist, or war monger or not wanting poor Americans to receive health care, or wanting to throw Grandma off a cliff, or wanting to starve children, or any number of the other lies the Democrats and their pet puppy media uses to keep them in line that they just give up and give in.

I'm sick of hearing Mitch McConnell talk about how Obamacare needs to be repealed and doesn't lead an all-out, no-holds barred fight to defund it, because he's afraid the Republicans will be blamed for shutting down the government.

Shut it down. If something isn't done soon it's going to shut down anyway.

Is that the kind of guts a leader is supposed to show?

I'm sick of John Boehner refusing to appoint a special a committee with subpoena power to investigate the Benghazi debacle when he's got to have sense enough to know four Americans died there and the Obama administration was too uncaring, too incompetent or too busy flying off to Las Vegas to even attempt to send help.

I'm sick of seeing a Tennessee senator basking in the presidential glow and then coming home to seek election by the very people who voted against Obama.

I'm sick of seeing the IRS get away with a crime, Eric Holder being protected by Obama for the folly of Fast and Furious, the NSA snooping, the president legislating by executive order and tired of seeing Obama remove competent military commanders from leadership for no reason. I'm tired of seeing America disrespected around the world.

So who’s minding the store?


The Republican Party is scurrying around in a panic thinking that if they don't become “Democrat Lite” they will lose seats.

Well let me awaken you guys to a fact of life as it is viewed in fly-over country.

We don't need another Democrat Party, and we don't need a bunch of sniveling milksops groveling at the feet of the media saying, “See, we're not so bad. We’re not so different from the Democrats. We're compassionate. We're caring, and we can spend the taxpayer's money just as profligately as the Democrats."

And therein lies the problem – you’re not so different from the Democrats. You wave your white flag in whatever direction the prevailing political winds happen to be blowing. You stand for nothing. You no longer represent your constituents, and it's time to get out of the way and let some people with principles, resolve and guts lead this nation.

I have always opposed third parties, thinking that they would water down the conservative vote to the point of impotency, but as it stands now, we basically have only one party anyway so if a third party candidate I believe in runs in my state, he or she will likely get my vote.

I don't publically endorse or support political candidates, but my vote, at present, is up for grabs.

Cause something's gotta give.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America