Monday, August 01, 2011
You can blame yourself for the fighting in Congress!!!
Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing – after exhausting all other alternatives. ~ Winston Churchill
Why is it that a single mother can prepare a budget better than a politician? It seems like all they do on Capitol Hill is argue about money. You have politicians that don’t pay taxes and others that spend money like drunken sailors on shore leave. They even vote on wars that America can’t afford. And now they are fighting over raising the debt ceiling!! The concept of raising the debt ceiling has been around for years. But some of the folks in our legislative branch act like they don’t know what it’s all about. Hold on….wait a minute…my bad….they don’t know!! With 87 new members in the House of Representatives and 12 new Senators it makes perfectly good sense. These new Republicans came in under the wave of discontent for our current political process. Tea Party Members were well organized when they executed their game plan in the 2010 Midterm Election. And President Obama’s fan club all but vanished in 2010. In my voting precinct in particular, if you were a Democrat or had an ethnic name (i.e. black) it was a wrap. You weren’t going to get a first term in office or “back” into office. It was just one of those years…..
Flash-forward to now and, if you look in the distance, you can see the chickens coming home to roost. To sum it up: we got what we paid for!! The fighting that is going on regarding the debt ceiling is one that was caused by us! Yep, you got it!! The Tea Party was able to get their folks into office by holding their feet to the fire. Not by being seduced by “Chicken Dinners” and the occasional church visits. Obama didn’t capitalize on his 2008 election and lost a lot of folks in the process. People wanted “Hope” not “Beer and Peanuts” on the White House lawn. Obama missed an important opportunity to educate his followers that were new to politics. When they saw the name calling, fighting and overall ill will. They just tuned out. All he has left are loyalists. And to be honest, some are just following him because he is black…ooops..did I say that?
Our current divided government is a representation of our country. We are a nation that is divided by class, color and sexual orientation. What might be good in San Francisco is horrible in Tuscaloosa. If it is a sure thing in New York, it might be suspect in South Carolina. We are a divided country that only comes together for sporting events and alien invasions. So don’t be shocked by the deranged behavior going on by our politicians. Either you voted them in or you didn’t vote at all.