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Odd that when one takes time to point out the many problems that face this nation, a handful of miscreants always rises up and starts screaming about how it’s bad to say America is in trouble unless you have an answer to the problems that we face.
Sorry folks. No answers here. We report problems. We cannot, and will not, offer up phony solutions. The politicians and those who claim they are saving America are too busy offering fake answers to questions they don’t even understand.
For the past two Presidential elections, we heard often from the small but extremely loud and often angry populace who, for reasons only they claimed to understand, believed that now former Congressman Ron Paul was the answer to America’s woes.
What these brain-dead minions never understood was that Paul ran for President so he could raise millions from the gullible believers of lost causes and then used that money after the elections to fund fake foundations whose only purpose is to keep his family employed and in the chips.
Now those same believers in hopeless populist fanatics are flocking to Rand Paul — son of Ron — and claiming that he is the savior they seek.
Those close to Paul say he is a self-serving egomaniac who, like his father, sees populism as a way to get rich off those stupid enough to write checks to his lame causes. Rand Paul’s only real populist cause is his own ego and he is a legend in his own mind.
Politics, unfortunately, is full of populist con-artists who see quick fame and even quicker riches in pulling off an elaborate con on a gullible electorate. Sarah Palin did it for a while after washing out as both a vice presidential candidate and an Alaska governorship she dumped before her term ended. It took Fox News a while to see through her con and send her packing.
Now Michele Bachmann is trying to follow the same route by leaving Congress before her various misdeeds catch up with her and hitting the speaking and writing circuit to appeal to a vapid nation of celebrity followers.
When you look at the current crop of wannabes on both sides of the political fence, you cannot find a leader among any of them.
In Washington, leadership took a holiday a long time ago.
So did morality.
And common sense.
Want to solve America’s problems?
Maybe we could start by cleaning house.
How about hard and fast term limits? No more than three House terms of two years each and one Senate term. Obviously we don’t need Senators with more than one term of experience anyway. Barack Obama was elected with less than one term under his belt. Now Republicans want to replace him with either Rand Paul or Marco Rubio — both first term Senators.
On second thought, forget that. Why replace one failure with another?
So what’s the answer?
Damned if we know.
It may be out there somewhere.
Or it may not exist.
Maybe that’s the real problem.