Will Politicians Ever Learn? hahahahahahaha
Scandal, corruption, or even the hint of it turns most logical Americans off.
So why, why oh why do the Democrats and the Republicans insist upon embroiling themselves in it?
To me, John Murtha seems a good candidate for Majority Leader because of his strong stance against the Iraq War and the Iraq War playing so heavily into the elections.
BUT he was under investigation although never charged in the FBI's Abscam operation, so this leads to accusations of corruption. Not such a good thing in a "transparent" and "bipartisan" Congress.
And the Republicans choosing Trent Lott to be Minority Whip? Trent Lott will be a tsunami to any effort at bipartisanship from either sides and he also has his involvement in drooling all over and appeasing racial segregationist.
With Abramoff shuffling off to jail, Tom Delay looking like the Greedy Old Pundit and the general loses of the oh-so-powerful GOP it would seem both the Republicans and the Democrats would realize now is not the time to be pulling their radical and polarizing bullshit.
The strange and radical ideals of the far right and far left need to be put on the back burner, there are bigger problems and whether these people like each other or not they have a job to do.
Their job isn't really to bicker and moan about wedge issues that tear this country apart - but to keep this country secure without infringing upon our rights.
The politicians in Washington D.C. need to find a way forward in these forsaken wars. Outsourcing and an exploding deficit are just a few of the reasons we can't go on like this forever. They also need to help the lower and middle class and the elderly.
There are real issues at hand, these are the issues many Americans are concerned about.
And really, most of all these politicians need to quit believing they are infallible.
We will keep cleaning house until we get the job done, and they need to remember that and not get too settled into their new diggs unless they are going to start looking out for the welfare of the American people and humanity, rather than special interest groups and their pocketbooks.
That goes all around, by the way, to Republicans and Democrats alike.