I haven’t been a supporter of the “Grand Old Party” for at least 5 years and I didn’t vote for the current President. Nor am I a Democrat. But I’m worried that Democrats are behaving so irrationally that they will become even more irrelevant and we will have, essentially, a one party system. The Democrats’ politics of obstruction, division and anger is going to be very bad for the country and worse for them.
They shout loudly their promise of making sure that the administration (and therefore the country) accomplishes nothing. Now, that’s stupid – in fact it is aggressively stupid. In each of the four elections since the inauguration of Barack Obama, the Democrats have been slaughtered all across the fruited plain – in the House, the Senate, governorships, state legislatures, and local elections. And they lost the Presidency, of all things to the likes of Donald Trump. A major reason for their 2016 defeat was that a significant number of voters, I among them, are disgusted, not only with them but with Republicans, for failing to accomplish what they promised when they were elected.
The holders of public office remind me of the Dark Ages, when no one was serious about how things work. They believed they had all the answers and the answers were wrong.
So, I guess I will remain pessimistic, probably to the end, unless somehow a way is found to get rid of all current Republican and Democrat legislators, who have been there for over 10 years, and the ingrained bureaucracy. That’s not going to happen, so I guess I’ll remain pessimistic to the end. The country has been in decline for a long time. The only issue is the velocity to the bottom
Mike Lodato says
What I find most upsetting is the practice of voting on party lines. I expect locally elected Congressional leaders to vote the way they presented themselves.
I agree! The idea that the party dictates a reps position rather than those who elected them drives me crazy.