• Washington is just a cesspool of slimy sidewinders

    by Donald K. Sanders

    I hate political commercials. I hate politics. I hate lying, cheating, sexual perverts that call themselves congressmen and senators. I really hate it because they get away with policing themselves. The Ethics Committee is a joke. Washington D. C. is a cesspool of slimy sidewinders.

    Lawmakers have time to vote against same-sex marriage but the can’t find the time to investigate the habits of insider trading and bribery in their own back yard. Again, the Stock Act is a joke on the hill because they call it “Funds and Favors” or “I’ll grease your hand if you grease mine.”

    Only the rich can afford to run for office. Money and greed are prerequisite to the good old boys club. Once in a great while when someone honest makes it to the hill, the boy’s club blocks every step they take with regulations and shady deals.

    The Oath of Office means nothing to the boys on the hill. The dirtier they are, the higher they rise. They have their greasy fingers into everything. Should they get caught in the midst of dirty dealing, like Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain were found with their hands in the campaign funds, the evidence will end up in the shredder.

    Misconduct and unlawful acts are rarely punished because congressional committees tie up investigations into a neat little ball that rolls in circles around the hill. The political process involves nothing but fundraising. Lawmakers have time for nothing else.

    Despite a federal law mandating preservation of all federal records, including emails, the Department of Justice consistently mishandles criminal records. I.e. Controversial torture memos authored by John Yoo, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). Oops, so sorry!

    For years, some members of Congress have made a lucrative side business of trading earmarks for campaign contributions. These members treat the federal treasury – meaning our tax dollars — like their own personal piggybank, handing out big money contracts to favored donors, friends and family members. In exchange, these members often receive campaign donations, employment for relatives, or charitable contributions. Man what a racket!

    At one time, American Democracy was special. We made ourselves sovereign but we forgot to make ourselves intelligent. Education is more than abundant, but intelligence is perpetually retarded by the fertility of the simple. We consistently lend ourselves to manipulation by the forces that mold public opinion.

    The rights of man are not rights to office and power, but the rights of entry into every route that may nourish and test a man’s fitness for office and power. Rights are not a gift from God or nature but a privilege that is good for the group that every individual must have.

    Society is not founded on the ideas but on the nature of man, and the constitution of man rewrites the constitutions of states. At least I think it’s supposed to. Our moral codes have degraded from hunt, kill, share and feed to pugnacity, brutality, greed and sexual deviation in just 200 years.

    Whew! I’m glad I got that out. I don’t mean to rag on you about politics but I really, really hate it when my TV shows are interrupted by Herman Gingrich or Ted Cain or even Buddy Obama. They can all kiss my ruby red ass! Oh except for that Weiner guy. I don’t want him near me.

    • “Our moral codes have degraded from hunt, kill, share and feed to pugnacity, brutality, greed and sexual deviation in just 200 years.” Well said. I also don’t like my shows to be interrupted so I TVO everything and fast forward through commercials.

      • Madge, you and my wife think exactly the same. Isn’t that funny or do all women think like each other. If so, I’m going to get really afraid.

      • Dorine Mathieu

      • January 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm
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      Bravo! Well said!

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