“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” – Republican Senator Mitch McConnell on his biggest priority in becoming Senate Majority Leader. Huffington Post
This is what it comes down to, defeating the other team. Nothing about jobs or social security or medicare or education or banking reform or Afghanistan. No, it’s about winning.
Former President Clinton just came out of Florida trying to get Kendrick Meeks to bow out so the current governor, and former Republican, Charlie Crist had a chance against rising star Marco Rubio in the Florida senate race.
Rod Blagojevich got on the phone and tried to sell a senate seat, President Obama’s seat.
The pool is equally dirty on both sides. Politicians are hitting “hot button” issues that get us emotionally charged and yelling at each other. Blame is cast everywhere like a lava flow making sure it kills everything in its path.
For one minute, I’d like to believe there is a Thomas Jefferson somewhere. Instead, we get somebody running an ad saying “I am not a witch.” Now, this is highbrow stuff.
Jerry Springer runs a TV show that looks startlingly similar to our political process. He was mayor of Cincinnati. Maybe he just brought the political act to TV.
We need to fix this process.