From a Confounded Constituent
I’m tired of the democrats. I’m tired of the republicans. I’m tired of politicians saying whatever they believe to be expedient for the purpose of getting votes, winning party favor, or playing to their party’s base. The following provides a striking example–and these are available from people on both sides of the political spectrum.
March, 2006, then senator Barack Obama had this to say:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership FAILURE It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s RECKLESS fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt WEAKENS US domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is SHIFTING THE BURDEN of BAD choices today onto the backs of OUR CHILDREN and grandchildren. America HAS a debt problem and a FAILURE of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
I don’t beat the drum for any current politician or party anymore. Both political and ideological sides have been a serious disappointment as far as I’m concerned, and our country is worse off by having any of them in office. The best thing the voters could hope for is a clean sweep of fresh faces and new ideas in the next few election cycles. It’s time to elect some people who don’t view the office as a privilege to enjoy, but rather a duty fulfill.
Before you ask, I’m not planning to run for any sort of political office, and unless things change I probably won’t vote again either.
A Confounded Constituent