In the American military, sexual abuse is so prevalent that even those in charge of overseeing programs to protect victims are themselves in jail for rape and assault.
On Capitol Hill, public approval of those elected to represent “the people” is lower than used car salesmen because the only “people” they represent are special interest fatcats who pour money into their campaign coffers and slide cash-filled envelopes across the desk.
Political hypocrisy is so high now that Speaker of the House John Boehner, one of the most arrogant and power abusive politicians to ever hold the job, calls leaders of the opposite party arrogant and power mad.
And the Senate is run by a casino-controlled bagman named Harry Reid.
Politics as usual?
Should the many problems, scandals and crimes be taken care of?
Public opinion polls show most Americans still favor the increasingly inept and corrupt President Barack Obama even as more and more details emerge that, in the very least, show how unqualified he is to run a nation and, at most, could indicate unethical and possibly illegal behavior in office.
If performance on the job were a criteria for holding political office, most members of Congress would be shown the door. Yet and overwhelming majority of incumbents will win and even those who win for the first time and take the oath of office may come to town idealistic but will soon become just another cog in a system that cannot run the nation or represent the populace.
Consider the laughable hypocrisy of the Republican Party who — for good reason — question the leadership capabilities of a current President with got the job after just one term in the Senate and no real governmental experience.
The IRS debacle could give new life to a tea party that was sliding into a well-deserved oblivion. Now the network television cameras focus again on bimbos like Michelle Bachmann or — God help us — Sarah Palin.
Democrats are lining up behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had a term and a half in the Senate when she ran for President against Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary.
While Clinton most likely would have been a better President than the lackluster Obama, it’s hard to forget that her only other experience was as a First Lady who wanted the nation to believe that she didn’t know her husband was leaving semen stains on a willing intern’s dress and chasing women who were and were not willing.
When you look at the crop of Presidential wannabes from all sides of the political spectrum, there isn’t much left to do but shake your head and wonder how, oh how, a nation got into this mess.
Winston Churchill once called the American system of government “the worst system of government — except for all other systems.”
What a mess.
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