Evan says Bayh Bayh

Sen. Evan Bayh (AP)

Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh‘s decision to leave Congress is hardly a surprise to those who see political moderates as an increasingly disaffected bunch who have had it with the bitter partisanship that rules Congress nowadays.

Bayh correctly calls the American political system “dysfunctional” and says our governmental system is overrun with “brain-dead partisanship” where the political agenda of extremes overtake the needs of a nation.

His exit opens the door for Republicans to pick up another seat in their quest to regain control of the Senate. It’s still a long shot but the defection of moderates like Bayh and an angry electorate spell trouble for the Democrats and embattled President Barack Obama.

In the year since Obama’s historic election and ascension to the Presidency on the illusion of “change,” the political center has come to realize it’s been had by a Chicago politics-schooled homeboy whose only change is skin color.

Obama surfed into the White House on a wave of political fantasy to join a Congress led by business-as-usual Democratic hacks. After a year of missteps, broken promises and closer examination, voters want real change and that change means taking a big broom to the whole, rotten mess.

No wonder Bayh is splitting. He isn’t the first. He won’t be the last. Those who seek to govern through consensus and coalition-building find they have no place in a partisan, divided Washington. Those who put country above party have no home in a political system where special interests and personal agendas dominate the debate.

Bayh says voters need to throw out the incumbents and replace them with new leaders genuinely interested in “reforming the process” and “governing for the good of the people” instead of kowtowing to special interest groups.

He’s right but reforming the process won’t be easy, even with mass revolt in the voting booth. The corrupt system that controls our government is firmly entrenched and controlled not by elected officials but by political appointees who have spent a lifetime crafting a criminal enterprise that serves their needs and not the needs of the American people.

Reforming the process requires more than changing the names and faces. It demands real, fundamental change in the system itself — fundamental change requires more drastic action than simply pulling the lever of a voting machine.

It’s time for a new American revolution.

It’s time to take our country back.

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11 Responses to "Evan says Bayh Bayh"

  1. Sandune  February 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Bayh will be a Lobbyist before Summer.

  2. Carl Nemo  February 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    This guy will not be missed; he’s one uv’em; ie, those that would vote on issues that continue to bleed this nation white or weaken our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms.

    Senator Bayh…don’t let the door hit you in butt on the way out!

    I’ll post a link concerning his voting record. Read it and weep, as so too the voting records on most of the “gentlemens club”;ie., the U.S. Senate seemingly all the same regardless of which side of the aisle they sit.

    http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=22418

    I recommend readers save the link so they can keep track of their flimflam reps too. : |

    If Bayh represents the so-called ‘center’ then what does that make the left and right wings of either party. Research will indicate when it comes to the endless waging of war, feeding endless sums to the MIC while empowering corporations moreso, then they are all in the same camp, therefore enemies of “We the People”…! : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  3. griff  February 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks for the link, Carl. When I commented on another article yesterday on the subject I perused his record, but didn’t think to post a link.

    All that matters is rhetoric, not actual deeds. As long as their sweet nothings sound good on television no one gives rat’s ass what any one actually does.

  4. Stratocaster  February 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Nothing is going to change until the corporation is taken out of our political process. There is a name for a corporaate run state. It is called Facisim. The Federal Reserve that controls our monetary system is not part of the Federal Goverenment but a a private corporation. Who in their right mind would print their owm money and give it to a bank so the bank could loan it back to them and collect the interest off of it. Since the bank is their only souce of money and only lends them the principle, they would never have the money to pay the interest on the loan and would become an indentured servent of the bank? Sieg Heil!

  5. griff  February 17, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    HR 1207 has 317 cosponsors and they can’t even get it out of committee. What does that tell you?

  6. Stratocaster  February 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    It tells me that the financial community, the corporations and the military industrial complex are in a war against the rest of us mere mortals. It is the Establisment. How many times must they tell us. We are so naive. It is of the corporation, by the corporation, for the corporation; not of the people, by the people, for the people. Damn, man. What, you did so much LSD in the 60’s that you don’t remember this crap?

    It also tells me that it is time for the Federal Reserve which is basidally the Third Bank of the United States to go the same way the First Two Banks did. They were abandoned because of corruption. Seig Heil!

  7. almandine  February 17, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    “Damn, man. What, you did so much LSD in the 60’s that you don’t remember this crap?”

    And what makes you so arrogant today?

  8. Carl Nemo  February 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I agree Almandine, this isn’t like Stratocaster, he must have had a “flashback”…:))

    Nemo **==

  9. almandine  February 17, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Having had my own days (as you know) it sometimes helps to have someone declare – time out!

    (thanks again)

  10. Stratocaster  February 17, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Somewhere in my thought train, the individual vs the corporation, man against society thing, I realized that we went through a similar experiance in anouther decade, and I was sort of talking to myself outloud. You’ve known people that say whatever is on their mind, I have the same problem with writing. What year did you say it was again?

  11. griff  February 18, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Since I was born in ’68, my LSD days were mid 80’s, early 90’s. Yeah I missed it.

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