Top ten unsolved mysteries of the 2012 election

Danny de Gracia shares ten bipartisan questions to make you go Photo: AP File Photo

HAWAII, August 4, 2012 – In today’s fast paced 24/7 news media cycle, for as much gets covered, so much more seems to slip through the cracks and so many questions remain unanswered. For example, have you ever wondered…

#1. If liberals and progressives believe that corporations, Wall Street and “One Percenters” don’t pay their fair share and are ultimately evil exploiters of the labor class, why did they vote to bail them all out under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid?

#2. Why is it that whenever there are insurrections in foreign countries, our elected officials always want to use taxpayer dollars to “arm the rebels” but whenever there are mad, criminal gunmen on the loose in America, they want to disarm the public with gun control?

#3. If not enough people have access to “free” healthcare why did Congress mandate that everyone “buy” health insurance?

#4. Why do I have to re-elect President Obama to get things done? Why can’t he just get it done early, right now?

#5. If politicians believe eating red meat is bad for you, why do so many political fundraiser dinners serve steak and not granola bars or a block of cold tofu?

#6. Why is the food in the public cafeteria of Congress so much better than the food in the cafeteria of the average public high school?

#7. Why is it when China beats protesters in the streets it’s “a human rights abuse” but when Congress passes laws against Occupiers and other protesters its “public safety”?

#8. Why is it candidates who say “I want to stop pay to play in Washington!” say in their next breath, “So please make a donation of $25, $50, $100 or $4,000 to my campaign!”

#9. Why do newspapers like to endorse the most annoying candidate in a race?

#10. And last but not least, why do congressional candidates love to wear construction helmets and point at blueprints in their TV commercials? What do they actually build?


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Danny de Gracia

Dr. Danny de Gracia is a political scientist and a former senior adviser to the Human Services and International Affairs committees at the Hawaii State Legislature. From 2011-2013 he served as an elected municipal board member in Waipahu. As an expert in international relations theory, military policy, political psychology and economics, Danny has advised numerous policymakers and elected officials and his opinions have been featured worldwide. Now working on his first novel, Danny resides on the island of Oahu.

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