I am still astonished that Democrats continue to pitch themselves as the party of the common man. They represent only one constituency that could be considered the common man (unions) and even that claim raises doubts. First, union members nowadays are mostly well-paid government pencil-pushers, not the hard-working private-sector employees of the 1930s. Second, the Dems seem to hobnob only with overpaid, corrupt union leaders. Where’s the “common man”?
The contrast between the last Speaker of the House and the current one clearly illustrates this continuing lie. Pelosi acted like royalty because, being married to a very wealthy investor, she lives a life filled with riches and comforts much like the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” It’s no surprise that she felt entitled to co-opt Air Force planes for her personal travel and have the staff at her beck and call. Boehner’s wife works as a real estate agent in a moderately-priced area of Cincinnati, and Boehner has no intention of using government assets to visit her and his constituents. There is quite a difference in perspective – and the level of sheer arrogance – between the two.
Of the wealthiest zip codes in the U.S., 19 out of 20 vote Democratic. How much longer can the Dems continue the lie of representing the interests of the common man? What they represent is the interest of those who can take advantage of government in the most selfish manner.
Lightening has struck. I agree with left-wing blogger Erza Klein of the Washington Post. He stated exactly my thoughts about the aftermath of the Giffords shooting. This should encourage more members of Congress to have meetings with their constituents and the rooms should be packed to show anarchists like Jared Loughner that we will not be deterred from protecting the rights of this Republic.
I fear though that some of the Imperialists in Congress who feel their constituents are just a nasty inconvenience will use this as an excuse to be further detached from their voters.
President Obama searched high and low to find a new chief of staff – and ended up with another man from Chicago. Does he really think that the son and brother of two men who ran Chicago with a thuggish mentality can represent the salvation of his administration? Couldn’t he find one person worthy of the job from the other 49 ½ states? Or perhaps he could have located someone who wasn’t spoon-fed shady machine politics since birth? At least this Daley has actually held a job in his lifetime, and has some relationships with the private sector. One good thing about this appointment – it doubles the number of Administration employees who have ever worked outside of government.