I am so sorry. But I just can't ignore what I read.
Yesterday, it was reported that Tom Delay, once and former House Majority Leader (back when the Republicans held power), said Bunning (R, KY) "was brave" doing what he did to delay unemployment benefits (one man filibuster), and that "People are unemployed because they want to be."
The amazing thing to me is that Delay and people just like him get elected, time after time, by their constituencies.
They tell people that Health Insurance Reform is bad because there are people that are going to freeload and take advantage of the system.
They tell people there are going to be 'government' Death Panels deciding who will live and who will die.
They tell people that unemployment benefits are bad because they encourage people not to work.
They tell people that Creationism should be taught in school to the exclusion Evolution and better science.
Who ARE these people? And Why, Why Why do they get elected?
To my mind, it all comes down to motives. I believe there may have been a time in this country when those who were elected to serve went to Washington to do exactly that - serve the people.
Today, the one and overriding motive of the Party in opposition is to see the President fail. They no longer serve the needs of, the good of, the people. They serve the needs of their Party.
Partisan politics serve the worst motives of man - bipartisan politics serve the needs of the people. It has become that simple.
We may never see it again.