You know, before the elections, during our illustrious campaign season, I think we heard every possible political dodge known to man from the incumbents on both sides. Now that the people have spoken, the explanations are astounding. From the prez on down, the posturing is downright shameful.
Reflections and excuses abound.
We didn’t lead, we legislated. We were too focused on health care. We tried to do too much in too short a time. The mess that Bush left was much worse than we ever expected. We had to save the country from implosion. Fox news influenced the stupid people. We don’t agree with earmarks, but they were necessary for us to save the poor. We had to push a few campaign promises aside. Bush made us do it. We understand your pain. Trust us. We know you had no idea what you were doing.
How about this for an explanation?
You can’t poke a sleeping dog again and again without the dog waking up. You can’t dismiss and degrade those who handed you their trust, support and loyalty. You can’t take people’s money under false pretenses and use it for your own gain. You can’t flaunt extravagance and pretend to understand the plight of the common man. You can’t poke us in the eye hoping we won’t see your blatant hypocrisy. You can’t tweak our Constitution to suit an agenda, and finally you can never ever underestimate that “sleeping giant”.
And how about this for an agenda?
How about putting your pay and benefits up for popular vote? How about making it illegal to tell us how hard you work, as you breeze off on your sixth vacation? How about “transparent” quarterly reviews (ha ha ha ha ha, can’t stop laughing) so we can see what you really have accomplished? How about dumping the health care bill and putting uninsured under Medicare? (You guys could cover that when we adjust your pay.) How about telling the UN to move to Iran? How about standing up for this country instead of bowing down? How about securing our borders north and south with an invisible exploding fence? How about requiring the unemployed to take an offered job? How about sending every single newly or re-elected official to a required seminar on dignity, honesty, responsibility, and the art of compromise? If they fail, they’re out, and the opponent wins. How about that?