Friday, April 18, 2008

The Do Something Congress

The legislative branch sure does get a bad rap these days. Its favorability rating hovers below that of our incompetent and criminally negligent benevolent yet misunderstood President. Amongst the litany of complaints leveled against Congress is that they are of touch with and/or indifferent towards the concerns of yr average Americans, refuse to exercise any fiscal restraint, do the bidding of the lobbyists and special interests, and spend more time bloviating, posturing, and -- depending upon the matter at hand -- feigning either empathy or righteous indignation than they do than rolling up their sleeves, tackling the important issues of the day, and getting things done for hard working Americans (and presumably the underemployed/unemployable or just incredibly lazy and unmotivated ones as well).

These fusspots need to give a viewing to Rep. Sue Myrick's speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Change your mind often?

Jesus and our founding fathers must be looking down from heaven, teeming with pride at the quality of our officeholders and vitality of our republic. I commend Rep. Myrick for her candor, impassioned yet tempered tone, focus on policy solutions rather than platitudes, and concise yet poignant concluding statement.

Now if only we can find a representative to sponsor naming a post office or wildlife refuge after this guy.

1 comment:

Pencil Neck Geek said...

I hereby pledge my vote to the first Portland mayoral candidate willing to dedicate so much as a drinking fountain to Playboy Buddy Rose.