|"Turning and turning in the widening gyre|
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."
--William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming", 1919
"Now that they are back from their five-day "Memorial Day Weekend," they have just 30 days left on their legislative calendar (meaning, "work") before they "recess" until after Labor Day! Hopefully, the soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry don't get wind of this "grueling" schedule. They are on a 13-month tour in Iraq, having reported to the war from a 13-month tour of duty in Korea. Unlike members of Congress, these soldiers don't have the option of shirking their duties, arguing over procedural technicalities, throwing tantrums when things don't go their way, blaming others for failures then proclaiming it all "successful," while collecting their paychecks.".......
Thing is, Col. North wrote that in 2005, TWELVE YEARS AGO.
It's not just that "Things haven't changed much. tsk, tsk, tsk...". Things HAVE changed. Drastically. For the worse. Much worse.
AND CONGRESS IS ACTING LIKE THEY'RE ENTITLED TO ICE CREAM AND PONIES.
"Stop failing. Start doing what we sent you to do and letting us in on the plan. Let us see you are intent on winning and you’ll start to rebuild the confidence your incompetence has shattered.
Here’s a good idea for a first step – work as hard as we do. Let’s see some late-night sessions. Let’s see some five day work weeks – and even some working on weekends. We work weekends. I work weekends. I’m writing this on a weekend. Why not you?
And let’s see you cancel the August recess. Work. We keep hearing about how you “don’t have time” to do your jobs, but then you propose to vanish in August? Hey, how about staying around that sticky, sweaty swamp of a city through August and getting your job done? I’m going to be working in August. Everyone else I know is going to be working in August. You bums need to work during August too.
And no, you don’t need to “come home to touch base with your voters.” We don’t want to see you here. We want to see you back in D.C., enacting the agenda we elected you to enact instead of chillin’ out at your crib and attending town halls filled with paid leftist shills where you tell us that you don’t have time to do what you’re being paid to do. You must get the President’s agenda passed, but, at the same time, you must keep us in the loop. See, we don’t trust you. You haven’t earned our trust. We know you hate the idea that we are going to hold you accountable for what you do and fail to do and you don’t like it. Too bad. Because now we’re watching, so you better communicate with us to explain what we see and why it’s not surrender or failure. As the hep kidz say, we’re woke.
The enemy is motivated and energized, but right now, we’re “Meh.” The only way we will become un-meh is via results, and results aren’t merely passing legislation. “Results” means “a tangible improvement in our lives.” Because the situation out here is getting worse. Our country faces the terrifyingly real chance of falling apart if you fail.".......
Wouldn't working five days a week (*gasp*) set a good example? And forgoing the month-long August vacation that Congress hasn't really earned would send a shock-wave through the country.
Instead, we get Jeb Bush back-stabbing the president for revenge, instead of emulating his father, who graciously offered to help. We get John Boehner, trying to stay relevant by bashing President Trump. We get John McCain, who once refused early release by his captors, because as an admiral's son, it would have hurt the other POWs. That took more courage than I may ever know. But now he's in England, bitching to the newspapers about how Obama was a better American leader. If you really believe that, Commander, it's time for you to retire.
And that's just Republicans. The Democrats are in full-Russian Retard-mode, screw the country. Hillary Clinton, once described as having "the mind of a prison matron and the soul of an East German border guard", is melting down every time she appears in public. The Clintons sold their integrity so long ago that they can't even find the shoebox where they keep the receipt.
The New York Times is leading the charge on Russian Collusion, and well they should. They're the experts, having colluded with Russia for the entire Cold War.
These Phony Stalingrad Witch Trials that the Corrupt Class has foisted on the country only prove why Donald Trump was needed to begin with.
I know there are some good people in D.C. and some progress has been made. But there is not nearly enough of either. Not even close.
You people don't get it. You think you're all there in Washington because you're the Bestest and the Brightest-est.
YOU ARE ALL ON PROBATION. You have all screwed up and nobody--NOBODY-- is taking ownership of any of it. You--careerists, hacks, time-servers, extremists and cronies--have run this country into a ditch and you better Get Woke.
Worst. Political class. Ever.
And the only one putting Country First is a billionaire who doesn't need the job.
|They put Country First. Why can't you?|