Like the moon and the sun, a political party can eclipse the others

We're still in a total eclipse of the States. And the Republican Party is the moon blocking the growth of grassroots.


On Aug. 21, 2017 all of North America could see either a total lunar eclipse of the sun or a partial eclipse. Throughout the U.S., from late morning to the afternoon on a back-to-school Monday, people were sitting, waiting, looking up and waiting for something celestial to happen. They were waiting for the moon to block the sun for a few hours to tell people what it was like to be stuck in darkness while it was time for the sun to do its thing.


The above is also true of Conservative America from 2010 until today. Millions of people were waiting for the Republican Party to be "back" in full force to block non-Republicans.


The moon is useful, for sure. Its gravity pulls and pushes on the oceans and we get low and high tide. In the same way the Republican Party agreed for people to receive medical aid and care, also known as Medicaid and Medicare. (So sometimes we get a lot of crabs or sometimes we get no crabs.)


And the moon can be a source of energy to supplement our own energies at whatever it is we excel. If a major sector of the economy needs help, both political parties will be there to help their people, who are made of brick and mortar or glass and steel.


People in the U.S. are looking up to their political and business leaders to demand jobs and that they remain in the country. But the Republican Party fast-tracks the Trans-Pacific Partnership that was created by Democratic politicians. The TPP would have cut more than 400,000 jobs in the U.S. and added to income inequality, according to a Tufts University study.


The Republican Party preaches to a nation that needs government assistance that we are spending too much. Although to make money we have to spend money, the Republican Party would rather block or take away investments from the government - made up of a united people - that does lead to people making more money.


The entire nation decries endless wars, but the vague and far-reaching "War on Terrorism" continues. A very easy case can be made that North Korea is terrorizing Japan and South Korea, and Iran is terrorizing Saudi Arabia. Meaning President Donald Trump, or any U.S. president, has permission to militarily engage in those countries or any without having to ask Congress.


Everyone, generally, loves the sight of a stream with clear water flowing from a nearby mountain. The Republican Party wants to block an Obama-administration rule to protect streams and forests.

Now I'm told this is unusual for the Republican Party.

But it's not unusual if they only want the votes of conservatives.


Non-Republicans are the sun. They are very very useful, and we know it.


We know about the sun's uplifting, energizing rays. Too much sun can be bad too, but you wouldn't know it with (this version of) the Republican Party.


Health insurance was too expensive and a united country decided to work together to help bring down the cost for the poorest people who need help connecting to healthcare services.


The Environmental Protection Agency helps individuals, local and state governments protect the environment of the United States of America.


Education and job training are the keys to success for the workers, but the only idea Republicans present is how to help charter schools. While public schools continue to need more funding and public colleges and universities, also known as public job training centers, can be even more accessible.


The last time there was a lunar eclipse was 100 years ago. The last time the Republican party held control of the U.S. government - House, Senate, White House and the Supreme Court - was 88 years ago.

Hopefully we won't have to wait as long for suns to shine again.

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