Friday, November 19, 2010

By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


In the aftermath of the Republican Party takeover of the U.S. Capitol, the Democratic Congress is not only a “lame duck” but a dying duck. I mean no significant bills, particularly those pertaining to immigration reform, will pass at this stage.

The incoming Republican Congress seems to be eagerly poised to repeal some major legislations passed by the Democrats, most importantly the controversial Health Care Law which most economists blame for the persistent economic crisis.

But what is most interesting among things the Republicans are now planning is to know who is the best Conservative Republican candidate for president in 2012. The names of the prominent ones all end with an “ee” sound: Paulenti, Romney, and Huckabee. The other name ends with an “een” sound: Palin.

If the American people chose an African American to be president, would they be also ready to choose a woman as their president. Former Republican vice presidential candidate just recently announced that she can beat Obama in 2012.

The next two years definitely would be full of excitement that may finally pave the way for the election of the real Philippine-born candidate to the U.S. Congress.

A local newspaper columnist once said that there must be something wrong with Filipino American candidates in the East Coast for not winning any higher elective office. I agree with him.

The very thing that is wrong at face value or prima facie is not with the candidate but with the Filipino community in the tri-state area whose priority is not to see a fellow Filipino win an elective office. Some would even thank their gods for a Filipino to lose the election. What can you say about that? Brutally frank, right?

A any rate, it is God in Heaven who knows what is ahead. The best we can do is just to hold His Hand.

Just think how God allowed a person named Barack Obama that ryhmes with Osama to be president of the United States of America. I believe it is not for us to question and to know the reason why. For our mortal minds are truly limited in intelligence.


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