Why would the Democrats argue that the government is being shut down due a rider on the budget resolution that both Harry Reid and then Senator Obama have both voted for before?  Why would Louise Slaughter, U.S. Representative for New York’s 28th congressional district, tell a crowd that Republicans want to kill women?  How asinine has Washington politics become?

As I’ve stated numerous times, our political system no longer works.  When the federal government is more than 14 trillion dollars in debt, the dollar is in free-fall and China owns more of America than Americans, how can any program not of vital national interest not be on the chopping block?  The answer is simple.  One side, the Republicans, lack the backbone to say, “We’re tired as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!”  The Democrats are so beholden to the special interests that they can no longer serve the best interests of the American public.  A pox on both of their houses.

We need people in Washington that will stand up and say they’ll no longer play the childish games nor sell our country to the highest bidder.  America was once the place where right was right and wrong was wrong.  There were no shades of gray.  There was leadership.  Speaker of the House John Boehner once said, “Not just no, but hell no!”  Where did that go?  That’s what we need, not “Hell no, but I’m willing to negotiate.”  If you read my article about principals, you’ll understand that we can add that to the endangered species list as well.

I own this country.  You own this country.  All Americans own this country.  Not some group of elitists whose only interest is whether they’ll be able to get their big dollar donors to pony up the millions needed for their next race.  Thank you for demonstrating the benefit of term limits.  You can tell who has principals; they’re the ones that are resigning their positions in Congress.  The Tea Party caucus came into office with an agenda to change Washington, but isn’t that what every freshman Congressman, Congresswoman or Senator says?  Then they drink the Kool-Aid of money and power; principals become diluted and eventually evaporate.

What if there was no RNC or DNC?  What if every election could only be funded by private donors, limited to a max of $25.00 each?  What if Joe The Plumber had as much to say about who was elected to office as any other person in the country?  What if the people had to decide based on your past performance and speeches alone?  No television ads.  No radio ads.  No spin doctors?

If those coming to Washington had no one to sell their souls to, and the special interests had no paybacks to count on, perhaps they’d have to vote based on what they thought was right, rather than what will get them the biggest payback.  I don’t know about you, but I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.

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