There is such a lack of leadership in Washington that today I wish the whole lot would be replaced. Every one of them. Watching people play petty politics, watching the media play PR consultancy for the Dems... there's no accountability, no reckoning. There's no fear of us, the people.
A while back I wrote a post entitled Cruel Parents for which I got villified because I suggested that parents who support big government don't care about the futures of their kids. As we're about to be stuck with the huge bailout bill and as we're apparently going to elect a president who wants massive new government programs and wants to tax businesses and the successful in life when our economc future is uncertain, only one thing is certain: our kids will be stuck with the bill, just as we're being stuck today with the bill for government actions taken long ago. Who would willingly do that?
In this election, I'm pretty close to voting for the replacements. I might just write in Mitt Romney. McCain, for all his good will toward America, is proving, as he proved in the primaries, that he doesn't have a sense of charisma, timing, or attractiveness. If it wasn't for Sarah Palin, he'd be 15 points down in every poll. He can't seem to beat a domestic-terrorist-befriending, critic-silencing, graft-taking, corrupt, smooth-talking politician. How weak is that? And how dumb are we, that collective America has bought into this sham called Hope?
Here's a challenge: think of five politicians you admire and esteem. Heck, I'll even spot you two. Name three. I can't.
They should all be given their walking papers.
ETC: I had a thought about this, and it's an unfortunate thought. But consider:
John McCain is a hero. No doubt about that, unless you're NBC. People partially equate his rightly-deserved heroism with his years of torture while in service to America.
Thankfully, that time for him in Hanoi is over. I would have thought that having lived through that, he would not hesitate to fight communism and tyranny with everything he has in him so that no one else has to endure what he endured.
But it's not in him. He won't do it. He sees the threat of Putin, but not of Obama. He's too worried about being a gentleman Senator.
My definition of a hero: someone with the stones to say and do what needs to be said to help others, within the confines of the truth and the law.
McCain isn't doing that. He is, currently, allowing the media to beat up him and his running mate. The Senate tonight will pass a bill that takes up for those who brought us to this financial mess. And this crisis was brought to us in large part by Democrats, who fought against tighter accounting and regulation that Republicans proposed.
McCain is not fighting for us as he ought. It appears that he's passively letting us get fleeced and snowed by the Obama media machine.
So my enthusiam, higher a few weeks back, is greatly diminished.
I don't want cutesy, clever ads from McCain. I want the truth. Straight talk. In ads where he's talking to us and spilling it. I want the media brought to task. I want Obama's vetting.
Actions, not words.
MORE ETC: Tamara reminds me that this is not just McCain's fight, but ours. I agree.
I have a post cookin' about that one of these days.