Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Out Of Touch Congress

There was an old Hall and Oates song from back in the 80s that I always have liked. It was a song about a relationship where one party was feeling the whole thing was going sour. So, some of the lyrics can be wrested from the song and sung to Congress, as a message from the people.

Here are those that are applicable to this present situation with one minor alteration:

Reaching out for something to hold
Looking for a love mutual respect where the climate is cold
Manic moves and drowsy dreams

Or living in the middle between the two extremes

Smoking guns hot to the touch
Would cool down if we didn't use them so much
We're soul alone
And soul really matters to me
Too much

You're out of touch
I'm out of time.

Well, that pretty much says it all. They are almost completely out of touch and the American people are running out of time and patience, waiting for them to put our wishes first. We desperately need leadership and there is little to none. We seek action and interventions to problems that need attention now, and they have done so very little. They act only in election years and when their hands are forced. And then, all they do is put band-aids on it.

A Congressman has been taped taking money, the money was found in his freezer, and Dennis Hastert pitches a hissy-fit because the Justice Department searches the office of the guy that took the money. That tells us, they all have done things they would not want known. They need replaced, en masse.


Always On Watch said...

I've never been a politics follower (probably because my parents WERE. But I have to tell you that I'm absolutely disgusted with the leadership we have--or, rather, the lack of leadership.

Our Congress is so out of touch that the situation is surreal.

Mustang said...

Several years ago, when the US was getting ready to hand over the Panama Canal, there were a number of individuals who were absolutely opposed to doing so. In the first place, Noriega was in power in Panama, and most everyone knew him for what he was -- a thug. And so the question was, why hand over the Panama Canal to a drug dealing bastard like Noriega?

One prominent member of the Senate, Mr. Benson (D-Tx) (later a vice presential candidate) commented that he didn't really care what people thought . . . he would vote on the measure as he saw fit.

Well, in a sense he was adequately describing representative democracy. On the other hand, is it possible to become any more arrogant than that?

What IS my point? Not much has changed in the past twenty or thirty years.

All_I_Can_Stands said...

When are we going to wake up and stop being lemmings in the primary elections. The primary elections are the most important election. They are an opportunity to throw the bums out without electing a worse bum in order to do so.

There are a few presidential primaries and then we have a candidate. We need to get rid of this "voting for a winner" mentality. Then during congressional primaries people are twice as stupid.

I am thoroughly disgusted with Congress and half disgusted with Bush.

LASunsett said...

I think all three of you have said it well. Me? I am thoroughly disgusted with the whole bunch.