The Congressional tug-of-war is all for show.
January 28, 2016
The Great Tug-Of-War.
The Great Debate(R).
The Great Talk-A-Thon
I’m OK with gridlock in Washington. It’s part of the checks and balance system built into our constitution. No deal is better than a bad deal. Change for change’s sake is the foundation of “Progressivism.”
But the problem I have with Congress is that their tug-of-war is all for show. They grunt and groan as the rope moves inches, back and forth. But the truth is, they aren’t even breaking a sweat, especially on the Republican side. They have far more people on their side (in both the House and Senate), but just can’t seem to win. All for show. They don’t want to win. They want to maintain the status-quo. And Democrats don’t really care about the people they “represent” either. They just need the numbers. Again, maintaining the status quo. All for pretense, power, and pockets.
I think Ted Cruz is a good man. He is definitely a great debater. But I do not think he is a great persuader. “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still,” as Dale Carnegie used to say, and no one in Congress has any desire whatsoever to be persuaded. And very few Americans are up for it either.
Yes, Ted (if he can even win) will rescind all of Obama’s executive actions. But no doubt, congress will find a way to block him with the very law and constitution Ted knows, loves, and quotes so well. Yes, Ted will confront congress daily, but it will only come off like preaching. Ted’s love for the constitution won’t mean jack since the other two branches of government (Congress and Supreme Court) no longer give a sh*t about the constitution, except when it suits their political ends. In the end, Ted’s talk will just be more of what the American people are sick and tired of – more talk!
Honestly, I’m done with the debates. They just fill the pockets and self-importance of the news outlets anyway. We already know what each candidate believes and who they are. (If you haven’t figured it out yet, you probably need someone to feed you or to tie your shoes.) I’m tired of attacks, speeches, and pontificating. There are some things that need to be fixed right now, and Trump is the only one that’s proven he knows how to do more than talk.
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