Poised to further antagonize the American voter is the impending tax increases due to hit Americans of all income levels when the Bush tax cuts expire. The Democrats, who have ruled Congress since 2006, departed the capitol in a vain effort to save their political lives. Further, many Democrats are now abandoning the President, Pelosi, and Reid's agenda in favor of deflecting the wrath of the electorate. It won't work because the time has passed for leniency.
As Election Day draws near expect the rats on Capitol Hill to sing very pretty songs about hope and change, lower taxes, blah, blah, blah, but don't believe a word of it. A man that is destined for the gallows will say anything in order to avoid his fate. Instead remember the insults, the jokes made at your expense, the arrogance of these bastards, the utter disregard for you and your family, and their spending of your money as if it grew on trees. For that is who they are and they will not change their natures. They will lie to your face and they even have multiple sets of books to prove their economic prognostications, but once a liar always a liar.
The radicals have run Washington for two years and yes, they are indeed radicals. Two thousand page bills designed to prevent the opposition from reading them and being run through the house on trumped up emergencies in order to keep the American public in the dark is not how a free society should work. If you are a radical leftist like Bill Maher, then that is great. He certainly would not mind a dictatorial style of government to shut out anyone that does not share his political opinions and he has been quite vocal about it. Unfortunately for millions of American citizens that is not good news.
By purposely excluding legislators from doing their job, as was done by the Democrats in 2007 and occasionally thereafter, you simultaneously deny representation to the American people that that Congressman or Senator represents. In essence, it is dictatorial along the lines of a single party. If you agree with their political ideology you get representation if not go pound sand. The unexpected joining of the Republican Party to the silencing of the American people returned the U.S. to its pre-revolution past in that the American people were being taxed without virtue of having a voice in their own government. While it is true that the Republicans did not intentionally join in to this process, the "me too" effort of the Republican Party effectively built a wall between the people and their representatives. This is why we also see Republicans going down in flames in primary elections.
The beneficiaries of the Republican suicide are conservatives who are loyal to their ideology and not the power of Washington. By turning their backs on Conservative principals the Republicans only ensure defeat. If however the Republican Party returns to true conservatism, they will find themselves in a better position than they were in 1994. Will that happen? Who knows, political power is a powerful narcotic.
Democrats on the other hand is a party that is fighting for its very survival. By adhering to leftist radical ideology the Democrat Party has put a large caliber gun to its head and pulled the trigger. The result is what we see today. The radical left only cares about Marxism and tells the conservative Democrats to stick to their agenda or else. The President, also a Marxist, sees it the way of the radicals and of the unions and applies pressure from the White House in order to squeeze non-compliant Democrats between a rock and a hard place. Why doesn't the American people see this everyday? Because of the duplicity of the main stream media, that is why.
It is well known that the majority of the main stream media is radical leftist. In fact, better than 80% of America knows that, according to a recent poll. This explains the fact that the only news organization with any degree of integrity is Fox News. It also explains the abysmally low ratings of Fox's competitors. I contend that once we have re-established control of our own government, we go after the traitors in the news and hold them accountable for their actions. It is their malpractice that created the troubles that we have now and I believe that they should pay for their betrayal. It is something that every American should be clamoring for, at least if you are opposed to a state run media.
If a free people are to exercise their rights, they need to possess good information that is unfiltered by the lies of the left. The media's responsibility in propping up the leftist abortion of government that we have today must be answered by the American people. We need laws concerning news broadcasts that stipulate that only the facts, absent of spin and lies, are presented to the American people. If anyone in the media knowingly promotes a spun or false story they should get three years in a Federal penitentiary. I believe that would solve the problem of the lickspittle press given that they have no ethics that they abide by as evidenced by their handling of the last Presidential election and global warming as just two blatant examples.
As a people, we are tired of laws being made in the dark. We are tired of being lied to. We are tired of the government spending us into oblivion. We are tired of the incompetence of public officials. We are tired of multiple sets of books being kept in order to make it easy to lie about what is being spent and where and we are tired of our elected officials using our Constitution as a doormat. Enough is enough.
If it were up to me I would do a clean sweep through both houses of the Federal government and start with a clean slate. I doubt that I will get what I want so I will settle for the scalps of the Democrats and RINO Republicans. Can you feel it? There is a change in the air and it is a bad time to be a progressive/socialist/Marxist or whatever other label the left is using these days.
For all of the politicians who won't be coming back in January, good riddance.