American Rhetoric – When Will It Stop?

   Senator Tom Coburn, Republican senator from the state of Oklahoma recently referred to his colleagues in congress as a “class of career elitists” and “cowards”. He then went on to say that “It’s just a good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate floor.”

     When are our politicians going to start behaving like adults? During the whole debate on raising the debt ceiling and dealing with the debt, both Speaker of the House John Boehner and our esteemed President, Barack Obama walked away from the table (the more accurate description would be stormed away!) at different times. Too many times to count, U.S. Representative Pete Stark has berated, demeaned and belittled members of his own constituency…

     Ladies and Gentlemen, our politicians are running amock in the “City of Washington”. (D.C., Foggy Bottom, pick your name for it.) I’m surprised that MTV hasn’t started a reality television show featuring the childish behavior of some of these people. We send them to D.C. to solve the nation’s issues and hopefully make the country a better place. Instead, they are sitting on their keisters, pointing fingers across the aisle at each other and nothing gets done.

     Meanwhile, we the people look the other way, turn on our tellys and wonder who the “Biggest Loser” is going to be. I’ll fill you in on a little secret, my friends! If we don’t start paying more attention to what our elected representatives are doing up on the hill, that biggest loser will be US! I’d be willing to wager that most Americans never even read the most recent PDF copy of HR3590 (otherwise known by it’s nom de guerre, “ObamaCare”) to find out exactly what it said. (I did, it’s a whopper!) Yet for all the time spent debating it and defending it, it does NOTHING to fix health care in this country. In fact, the system is even more of a SNAFU than it was before HR3590!

     I don’t know about the rest of America, but I would like to think that we would hold our elected representatives to a higher standard than what they have recently displayed to us. Things like disagreeing agreeably, agreeing to disagree, no name calling, etcetera. We learned these things in kindergarten, for goodness sake! Why can’t educated adults remember and apply those lessons?

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One comment on “American Rhetoric – When Will It Stop?

  1. truelibertarian says:

    I can tell you right now that if I was a Senator, I’d be worse. I wouldn’t be using meaningless rhetoric, but I would be calling people out left and right and forcing them to actually say what they mean rather than the constant obfuscation they usually excrete.

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