It's time to get serious. We've always had clowns and scoundrels in Congress, but it's only in more recent times that any idiot can get face time in front of TV cameras and spout the most ridiculous nonsense.
Take the smirking Speaker of the House, John Boehner, for example, who stands in front of the cameras on a regular basis shouting "Where's the Jobs," when he has refused for the last few years to bring up for a vote a jobs bill to repair the nation's highways and unsafe bridges.
Then there is Mitch McConnell, now the top man in the U.S. Senate, who said after the election of Barak Obama as President in 2008 that his "most important" task is to make sure Obama has only one term in that office. In a world that was on the threshold of the worst chaos since World War II, is that the best effort the senator could promise the American people?
Idiocy doesn't just wear a GOP brand. There's enough to go around for every party, but it does seem that Republicans go out of their way to gain the spotlight by saying outrageous things. A good example is the eager Mr. Cruz of Texas, who will say almost anything to get attention. And how about presidential hopefuls Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who went to London recently to give their international credentials a boost. They walked into the world's most toxic media arena and came out looking foolish. You would think "smart guys" like Christie and Walker would know better.
In the end, what it all comes down to is the vote. Many seem to feel the vote is not important until it is taken away from them, then they fight like hell to get it back. Recent results in elections here in Cape May County indicated that less than 46 percent of the electorate voted and that is probably reflected in local elections throughout most of the nation.
Well, here's the bottom line, folks. The clowns (bankrolled by those who would like to control the country) have taken over the circus. They would like to privatize Social Security and the Postal System, cut back on federal programs and reduce taxes for the wealthy. And that's just for openers.
Now that they have control of the Congress, don't be surprised when they let the lions and tigers out of their cages.
Beau Weisman, Editor