Responsibility of our elected officials **UPDATED**
Reading a blog post by my friend Emma, I realized that she’s right, we DO need to do something to light a fire under the ass of those in Congress! She wrote these words, and I tweaked them a tiny bit. She hit the nail on the head, and I didn’t feel anything further was needed to convey the message!
Then I sent them to EVERY single one of my elected officials, from the President all the way down to my local Government offices.
Would you please consider doing the same?
I am writing to simply say, Enough is Enough!
Right now Congress is at a standstill. The Republicans are using the infantile tactic of voting no on every single piece of legislation proposed. They are blocking by any means available every chance Congress has of accomplishing the work of the people. Like toddlers who can’t have the toy they want, they are throwing a temper tantrum and trying to break everyone else’s toys. They are proving that they are patsies in the pocket of the extreme right because this is exactly what Glenn Beck has been telling them to do for over a year now. He told Congress that he didn’t want any legislation to come out of Washington D.C., and this is exactly what the Republicans are trying to do.
Who the hell is Glenn Beck? Is he in charge of this country? Is he the arbiter of our legislation? Is he more powerful than our elected officials? Is he the one you want deciding the fate of our nation?
If your answer is no to any of those questions, then it’s time to act. It is time to stand up for our rights and demand that this nonsense be stopped. It is time for progressives, Democrats, liberals, independents and anyone who doesn’t think a two-bit media clown should be dictating the direction of our country to stand up and fight back.
Tell Congress we want our country back. We want a functioning and productive Congress. We demand that they put re-election campaigns on the back burner and start doing their jobs. Make your voice heard!
We want our elected officials to stop acting like children and get on with the people’s business. This is the job you were sent to Washington to do. Democrats and Republicans alike need to grow up, stop whining, stop grand-standing, stop campaigning, stop worrying about whether they’ll get re-elected and DO THEIR JOBS!!!!
We ALL vote. It isn’t just the conservatives who are upset by what is going on in Washington. Progressives are just as disgusted as conservatives by the political machinations and shenanigans that are going on.
Please hear our voices!
Check out this article, regarding this exact subject. Unbiased and very informative.