Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Polemics Again

Good Morning all,

The Los Angeles Times put it this way on their website.

“Reporting from Washington —
The Republican leader who hopes to become the next speaker of the House assailed White House economic policies Tuesday in a speech that was met with a coordinated attack from Democrats that resembled the rapid response perfected during Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

Rep. John A. Boehner (R- Ohio) called for firing the Treasury secretary and repealing parts of the healthcare law, giving shape to a party agenda as Republicans try to take over the House this fall.

In response, Democrats unleashed Vice President Biden for a rebuttal that cast Boehner's priorities as a return to the Bush administration policies that led to the economic crisis, and that showed Democrats were unwilling to let Republican attacks go unanswered.”

Don’t they ever learn? (“They”, the politicians currently in office.) Attack and counter-attack is not the way of progress. It is not the way of compromise. It is not the way of a democracy struggling to carry a disgruntled citizenry into the 21st century. It is not the way to win elections. It is certainly not the way for incumbents to stay in office.
I say again as I have said before. POLITICIANS IN WASHINGTON PAY ATTENTION TO THE PEOPLE OR FIND ANOTHER CAREER. We want something more than rhetoric, polemics, and partisanship.

You will not be there for long if you keep this up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So true. We tend to think that things will just carry on, but I suspect they could get much worse for everyone, if leaders (politicians?) don't begin to 'work together for the good of all'.

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