Let me start by saying I am a conservative. I think more writers should be honest about their personal beliefs, although admittedly it usually comes through. Representative Michele Bachmann is trying to become the GOP Conference Chair holder. This particular issue doesn’t bring conservatism into the picture; unfortunately, this situation is “politics.”
Rachel Weiner has posted an article on the Washington Post that helps us look at this situation that Michele Bachmann has created.
The United States has suffered from poor leadership for sometime. This includes Republicans and Democrats. Unfortunately, we saw firsthand what happens when one party gets too much control and are led by people who become power-hungry such as Obama, Pelosi and Reid.
The Tea Party is a grassroots organization that reflects the anger directed at the White House primarily for the disregard for Americans in decision making. Obama even said that if we weren’t happy with what he did, we should show it at the polls — which we did.
I find Obama to be dishonest in his commentary now saying that he needs to listen more to the electorate. He said when he was running for office that he would be the President to all of the people.
I don’t believe the election of so many Republican candidates signals a change in thought of their political thinking. I think voters were angry and scared to leave so much power in the hands of one group who proved that they would bully through any legislation they wanted, and further it was obvious that all three (Obama, Reid and Pelosi) were a bit delusional.
Bachmann is annoying the Republicans because she is playing a political game. Her position is that since she represents the Tea Party, she is whom the people want, regardless of her capabilities or knowledge. That is Obama thinking in reverse, and is not what the electorate wants. People did not elect Bachmann or anyone else for a “Tea Party agenda.” People want people in office who can effectively deal with the problems of the day, such as unemployment and the economy in general. People don’t want to lose their houses.
Some of the things Obama has worked on are viable. Consider the problems we have with “Big Business.” Especially Wall Street and the banks have thumbed their collective noses at society, not taking the welfare of people into account. That is not a Republican or Democratic issue.
Bachmann is losing favor with Republicans and will probably not get what she wants. However, we must closely watch people like her. If they get into office and immediately try to get things for their own gain, then we must be prepared in two years to get them right out.
It is very important to understand where the electorate of this country is. While I can only speak for myself, I have many friends (and readers), and I can say with confidence the thinking is consistent.
This recent voting revolution was not a “party thing.” Obama and the Democrats angered people, and further they were incompetent. The Tea Party was simply a means to an end. The electorate isn’t looking for conservatism so to speak; they are looking for competency, they are looking for concern for the people.
I firmly believe politicians like Michele Bachmann who betray their intent and objectives are doomed. The Republicans are more aware of what the electorate is about, which is why they will not elect Bachmann to this position.
The Washington Post Website, Rachel Weiner, “Michele Bachmann leadership bid looking shaky”