The partisan politics has got to stop in washington. Enough is enough already. Most Americans have had enough and expect more from those who govern us. I was hoping to keep the tone down, at least during the Christmas holiday, but then I sit there watching the news and all I see is punch, punch, counter punch. Democrats trying to ram rod a Nuclear Arms treaty between Russia and The United States. Republicans saying for the next two to four years they will be running things in Washington, so they should have more say in the composition of the treaty.
Then the Democrats say ‘ no thats not the case. We put it togeather, and not a word can be changed because of the sensative nature’. Its passage is necessary and vital to National security. of course the President encourages passage of this very important bill with not a single word changed.
It’s obvious Folks. The Republicans want to hold the bill until January. That way they are in charge and they can, and I assure you, will change the entire context of the Bill.
Democrats want the Bill to pass now because they are in total control at the moment. Passage of their bill is all that is Holy, of course. Its nothing more than a power thing.
The rules of the House and the Senate float. They are changed each time a new majority assumes power. Rather than a central set of rules that do not, can not, and will not, under any circumstances change, the Hodge-podge of rules are hammered together by whomever the majority is and thus they can ram rod legislation down whomever the minority is. that’s how it works in Washington.
Now here though is the problem. As partisan politics takes more and more control, as politics becomes more of a money thing, and a greased wheel for greed, our National Security is seriously jeopardized by a few who are interested only in power. The people, the voter, the country….Be dammed….They want power now, and they want it always!
The good thing is that the American people are seeing this. Enter the Tea Party, and other more Independent groups. I admit the Tea Party is nothing more than another name for Far Right, ultra conservative. However, they are here because the American people have had enough. The test though should be whether this person will vote conscious or some Party.
We have lost track of what Representative Government is all about. We tend to either be Right or Left. elephant or Donkey, and nothing in between. In order for this country to experience change, change for the good, then we have got to realize that the way things are in Washington today, is not at all good for this country. It’s not good for the future of this country. and the stalemate and stagnation we experience today is a serious threat to our National Security.
Then in recognition of that as a fact, we the people have got to change it for the better.
that’s my viewpoint, I look forward to hearing yours ……… Have a great Holiday Season.