Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Time to shuffle the deck in Washington, D.C.

If we can't have a viable third party, I'll certainly settle for voter anger that takes it out on all incumbents. Watching Arlen Specter concede last night was very gratifying. Good riddance to politicians who have as their overriding principle getting re-elected.

Hopefully the anger, fueled by unbridled spending and mounting deficits in the middle of a continuing economic distress will continue into the fall and voters will take a blanket "throw the bums out" attitude at the polls. Washington is completely broken. The President doesn't get it, the leadership of both parties doesn't get it, but hopefully they'll all get it in November.

In four major races, Mass., N.J. Virginia and now Pennsylvania the President has backed the loser. That's a message whether he wants to hear it, or not.

Time to take our government back. Time for both sides to drop the gloves and pick up the shovels. Time for the President to head back to his office and get to work and stop being in a total campaign mode. People want jobs, not speeches. As he himself said in the last election. "Words, just words..." As an aside remember this little bit of plagarism during the last campaign.

Those of us on the sunset side of our lives are concerned about the country we are leaving our children and grandchildren. We do not want them saddled with a huge debt to pay when we're gone. Time to rein in the spending and time to listen to the voters.

Getting rid of all the incumbents, shuffling the deck and starting over would not be a bad start.


Just Me said...

I couldn't agree more; I really am very hopeful regarding November. I pray that Americans really will get America back. The America we all know and love has been so very far away for far too long.

MSgtEd said...

"Stop organized crime in November" one!

inky said...

OK, I'd like to ask everyone who says they "want America back," where exactly did it go? Did someone suspend the Constitution or declare martial law while I was at the Communist Party meeting?

Anonymous said...

If it hadn't been for Sarah Palin, I would've voted third party in November--that's how disgusted I am with Republicans. They are truly no longer the party of Ronald Reagan.