Looking for leaders not losers but all we have are losers that are leaders

The 250 pound pulling guard was heading right for me with a sense of purpose.  A purpose I surmised was going to end badly for me.  Undeterred I kept my eyes focused on the half back behind him with my arms outstretched just as my coach instructed in the huddle.

“If they run the ball on the next play just outstretch your hands and run parallel to the line of scrimmage.  Force him to the outside and I’ll come up and pull his flag.”

What he failed to tell me was about the giant mammoth of a man whose sole desire was to pummel me for having the audacity to try and stop the run. As he neared I kept my eyes on the runner and then quick peaks at him to see when the inevitable collision would occur.

True to my direction I stood my ground and waited.  The only thing I remember about the impact was flying backwards and catching a lot of air underneath.  As I landed on the ground with a thud louder than the 12th man in Seattle, I heard more laughter than laughter than the laugh track on the Bing Bang Theory.

In fact, the half back was laughing so hard that he stopped running.  Everyone stopped running.  Sure enough my coach ran up to the half back and pulled his flag thus ending the play. The behemoth masquerading as a weekend warrior grabbed my had and pulled me up.

“Why didn’t you move?” he asked

“Coach said to stand my ground,” I responded.

The halfback ran up to me and gave me a high fived and asked “Why didn’t you move?”

“Coach said to stand my ground,” I responded.

The referee walked past me and asked “Why didn’t you move?”

“Coach said to stand my ground,” I responded.

Finally, my coach took me aside and in between chuckles asked “Why didn’t you move?”

“Coach.  You said to stand my ground and you would come up and make the play,” I responded.

The coach looked at me and said “Dude, when a guy outweighs you by a hundred pounds and is going to hit you……move.”

Seems obvious.

It is one thing to stay true to a team.  It’s another to stay true to do the smart thing.  We all hear about the partisan bickering on Capitol Hill but you mean to tell me that no one has the guts to break away from their team and do what is right for our country?

I do not want bi-partisanship for the sake of sound bytes or backroom deals.  I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country.  If that means compromise so be it.  But it better be compromise that does not reward illegal behavior, redistribute wealth from one demographic to another demographic, or any other politically correct stupidity.

Hard decisions need to be made and we need people who are focused on doing what is right for the nation not their party, some ideology, or themselves.  I have no need for any ideologue – conservative or liberal.

Let’s give this new congress a chance but I want to see leaders not losers.  We hold the keys but for some reason do not want to try the door. I think it is time to stop the madness and vote the losers out until we find the leaders.

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About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 25 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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