When push comes to shove, the political non-leaders we entrust to act move out of the way. Whether you support Obamacare or believe in the Conservatives’ fight against it, the one thing most of us like to see is decisiveness. Asking a politician to make and own a decision is like asking an Amoeba to have a backbone.
Cynicism among the electorate runs deep when a politician’s only value is moving his or her lips. The news media loves to refer to the pending budget deal among the chambers as the government avoiding a default on our loans. Hogwash. There is enough tax revenue pouring into Washington DC to pay our debts.
What we do not have in our nation’s capital is a president willing to do what is right for the country versus helping his party. We do not have a senate willing to stand up for the American people and actually think of the ramifications of its careless spending 10 to 15 years in the future. We do not have a congress that can get out of its own way and stay focused on what it claims it wants to accomplish. We do not have a mainstream media willing to be objective and present both sides.
So our non-leaders have pushed off a real decision until January and February of 2014. No one wants to discuss our debt ceiling, runaway spending, intrusion into free people lives, or the downward slide America is facing. They want to push it off like a child pushes off telling his parents he received a bad grade.
Much like the child with the bad grade, every politician in Washington failed us. They deserve an F and e should give it to them come election time. However, we won’t do that because that entails the American people actually participating. You see, we are cynical of our leaders and they are cynical of us. We know they won’t act and they know we won’t act. In short, we all deserve what we get.