Monday, September 27, 2010


Once again the media is letting us down. They've been too busy castigating Tea Party candidates, Blue Dogs and the rest of us who are too dumb to get it. I think it's time for them to turn their attention to the leadership of both parties in both houses. Neither is worth the space they take up.

Watching Nancy prance and Harry try to keep awake does not inspire confidence in their leadership abilities. Oh, they're savvy politicians all right. They've certainly have had enough years feeding at the public trough to have perfected their skills. Shoving legislation through in spite of the people's objections, however, is not leadership.

The Republicans have nothing to be smug about either. It's looking more and more like they may not get the tidal wave they say they expect. I look at Boehner and McConnell and find nothing inspirational there either. Of course, not being a fire brand on the podium isn't all bad. We fell for that with Obama and look what we've gotten.

It's disconcerting to see good people lose their seats merely for the sake of change. In many cases that's exactly what the voters are doing. Christine O'Donnell versus Mike Castle is a prime example. Not all Tea Party candidates are duds but it remains to be seen how many will be also rans when all is said and done.

Then back to the leadership. Pelosi and Reid are playing politics right to the bitter end. And the Republicans? I'm waiting for some concrete ideas over and above continuing the current tax levels and shrinking government. Where are the 'hows'?

As for the media pressing the issues? That would mean they'd have to work rather than posture. The politicians are far better at sidestepping questions than the media is at asking them.

Do you ever wonder why the blogosphere gets it and the others don't? Maybe it's because we actually read ~ and (gasp) listen.


Margie's Musings said...

True...we do listen. Sometimes there is something to listen to.

Have you read the new Woodward book on Obama?

Space Lady said...

I have to say that unfortunately I agree with you. The situation with our politicians is not inspiring. But the problem seems to be a global one with countless public figures having entrenched self-interests in maintaining things as they are.

Word Tosser said...

And the Republican's new Promise for American being a rehash of their last great plan of the 80's is sad..