Watching the vile actions and comments, some even dangerous to members of the Congress, it is apparent that our Legislative leaders should denounce in the strongest terms these type of protests. Now is not time for timid leadership. Debate and disagree, but it is getting out of hand, and if we are not careful, our form of democracy is in for some brutal times. Please let your voices be heard for reason and responsibility, and against actions, of hopefully only a few, which if allowed to continue, may cause irreparable harm!
Health care has passed the House, and I truly hope it accomplishes what its proponents say it will. So many people need coverage and relief from medical expenses and deserve proper care. However, as always, the process to do anything on behalf of the American people is a shambles. Our members of Congress behave as if they were members of a 3rd grade class playing politics. It is about time they took a good hard look at their actions and words, and decide if politics in the extreme, is really in the best interest of our Country. Some day, those which have gone over the edge, will have to answer for their actions, and some of their statements may in fact endanger their colleagues and others in government. As someone once said, be careful for what you wish. We are not stupid, and we see the political games being played, and they are found wanting in civility, intelligence, and perhaps most important, accomplishment. For the sake of our Union, we must turn down the level of venomous discourse in our public life, or the day will come that it will rage out of control taking the good and bad alike. Let us not look back in ten or fifteen years, and say these were the “good old days”, let’s make these the end of these days, and regain our civility in public discourse. Say a prayer for our Country, we need it!
Well it became apparent today that the United States really does not need 100 Senators. It only takes one to accomplish anything. Richard Shelby of Alabama showed what power really is, he put a hold on ALL Presidential appointments which need Senate confirmation. A great civics lesson, one man and no votes should now be the motto of political life in the U.S.
It goes beyond the pale to fathom how our system has broken down, that one representative, from one State, can hold up the process of Advise and Consent. Shelby is not the only one to practice this abomination, however, he is the only one to put a halt to all nominations. Something, of which, I am sure he is quite proud.
The United States Senate should get back to the basics of legislation, let the majority of members make these decisions by a fair vote. It is about time, not Tea Time, to get this Country and its elected representatives back on track! The Senate needs to modify it’s rules and put an end to this stupidity.
With the review of the TARP funds payout of $1.6 billion dollars in bonus, salaries and other benefits to the CEO’s of the banks and brokerage houses which were bailed out by the Taxpayers, it becomes apparent that the American public has been duped once again. This is shameless and should not be allowed. If President Bush does not demand this money immediately be returned, then Congress should, and if not, President Obama should make this his first priority upon taking the oath of office. These people have no shame, and we should have no compunction asking for our money back. No more TARP funds should be released until these funds are returned. Enough is enough.
I watched with interest today, the chairman of the National Republican Committee attempt to link Barack Obama with the Illinois Governor and his legal problems. After having said he hopes he does well, he began his attack on the President Elect ‘s integrity and honesty. It has just been little over a month since the American voters sent a loud message for change, and a repudiation of the politics as usual in Washington. Not to dismiss the stupidity of what the Governor did, or its criminal overtones, but the Republican party should take a deep breath, relax and have some really substantive issues to attack the next Administration.
This harangue of Republican garbage has not been well received by the voters of this country, and they have forgotten very soon, what Americans of all party’s want. If they need a refresher course, they can review the electoral college results from this past November.