In case any of you didn’t know, a typical politician’s primary job is not to serve the people who elected him. His primary job is to get himself (or herself) elected or re-elected. Second is to reward all those contributors that gave $$ to help him get elected. Third is to get as many perks & benefits as he can while he is in office. Last on the list is the common person like you & I.
What happens is that anything that the politician has promised, said they would do, or otherwise look into during the campaign is promptly forgotten, and we, as the stupid idiots that we are, forget right along with them. That is, until the next time re-election comes up… Then it’s the “other party’s” fault for putting up roadblocks, vetoes, filibusters, yadda, yadda, yadda as to why they couldn’t fulfill their promises.
Does anyone remember from their civics class that our elected officials, as this country was officially founded, did not receive pay as their service was considered to be a civic responsibility and not, repeat, not a career? And now we have a bunch of career politicians that probably, for the most part, could not support themselves with a real job. It’s reassuring that they just voted themselves a cost of living adjustment to offset inflation… Wouldn’t want them to deprive themselves, even though they seem to snipe and pick and argue over the stupidest things.
I really think that a lot of these politicians are like little kids, always wanting to have their hand in the cookie jar and blaming someone else when they get caught. Personal responsibility seems to not be in the typical politician’s dictionary. For instance….
How many times have you written your representative (it doesn’t matter if it was local, state, or federal) and gotten back a very nice, official-looking form letter that states that your concern is of utmost importance to your representative, and that he (she) would take it under due consideration? I have several, and not one, repeat, not one has ever been acted upon, nor if I called the representative’s office did anyone there know what the hell it was about!! The same has happened to several other friends as well.
How many billions of dollars went to the levees in Mississippi and Louisiana and they still did not hold? And who took responsibility? No one, until a scapegoat was found (who should not have been in the position that he was appointed to.) But the real people that should be held accountable will never be exposed for the immoral or criminal acts they committed.
How many politicians seem to be so inept or clueless that they just don’t seem to be qualified to tie their own shoes much less run for public office? As examples, how about some famous quotes or situations like:
- “I voted for the war before I voted against it!”
- Where the Hell are those WMDs? They were here a few months ago!
- Even though I had 3-days notice of the hurricane coming, I didn’t have time to evacuate New Orleans…
Finally, who gives a rat’s a** if major league baseball players have a steroid problem when there is a nominee to the Supreme Court to be confirmed? And the confirmation hearings are postponed while this “major problem to the country” is investigated to the hilt so that the politicians have some face time in front of the cameras to show that “they care”. Where is the sense of priorities here? Certainly not with our elected officials…
That’s all for now – no sense in getting the blood pressure any higher…