Yeah, that seems to be the Democratic mantra. And it’s not the greatest platform to be running on in a critical election year when everyone generally hates politicians of any stripe. Why do you suppose that’s the story the Democrats are sticking with? Why aren’t they bragging about how they kept things from being so bad? Why aren’t they bragging about the things they’ve accomplished? What are they afraid of? Losing? Well, that’s kind of been the conventional wisdom for sometime now. I say ‘Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!’ Thank you Admiral David Glasgow Farragut.
All the campaign ads I see these days are of the ‘you think we’re bad? Just look at how crazy they are’ variety. You know, maybe; just maybe, you can win on that platform but it’s a pretty sorry excuse for being in politics. Were I running for office, I’d be shouting policy from the rooftops and not banking on a lot of feel good momentum from two years ago.
We need leadership. We need it now. If the Republicans take the House next Tuesday as they are predicted to do, NOTHING will take place for the next two years. I watched Michael Steele this morning on ‘Meet the Press’. I don’t care what any of them say, they’ve made a critical error in all this obstruction. I hope it bites them in the ass.
So is the solution for disgust with politics is to vote in more stupidity? Yeah; great strategy. If the Democrats manage to hold on to power this election they’d better do something constructive with it. Otherwise, absent a better solution, we will get the government we deserve.
I just hope the American public is smart enough to see through the smoke and mirrors on Tuesday.