Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:41 pm Post subject: PUTTING "US" BACK INTO USA
From Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:00 am to Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:59 am (included)
|Each year we have candidates running for office promising what they are going to do for “us”.
They constantly state that they are running “for us” and will “work for us”
I am going to take a page out of Bill Clinton’s playbook and ask how do they define “us”?
Because the entire political process seems to have very little to do with “us”.
This includes the candidates, the media and the elected officials once they take office.
Here are a few examples
In New York they asked “us” in a referendum if we wanted term limits.
We said yes.
But “they” said to hell with “us” and did away with them any way.
In Congress the majority of Representatives back the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009.
But Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who doesn’t represent any of “us” is holding the bill hostage and refuses to put it up for a vote even though there are enough votes to pass it.
Now how is that representing “us”?
And the media is even worse.
The Obama administration refuses to even acknowledge the Fox Network because “they” don’t agree with the administration’s policies.
MSNBC and CNN reports are almost always pro administration.
These are supposed to be news networks and are supposed to be reporting facts not opinions.
Are we not entitled to the facts?
Aren’t we smart enough to form our own opinions?
Again I ask what about “us”?
The same can be said of almost any newspaper or radio outlet.
What ever happened to “all the news that’s fit to print” or “we report you decide”?
If they really cared about “us” these would be more than just catch phrases.
Well it is time that we demand that they all start representing “us”
And we are made up of many races, many religions, many political opinions and many life styles.
And they have been elected to represent “us”
And we can begin with Nancy Pelosi.
We need to let her know that her house is in California and not Washington DC.
And while she may control that one she does not control the one on Capital Hill.
And until we change the name of it to the House of Nancy Pelosi or the House of Bohner it is still the House of Representatives.
And they better start representing “us”…all of “us” and not just their personal agendas.
And this goes for all our elected officials from the President on down to our local representatives.
And to all the media outlets as well.
As the old adage goes “there is no I in team” and the last time I looked there is no I in USA either.
But there is an “US”
And if they don’t start listening to “us” and representing “us” we will find someone who will.
And we will put the “US” back into USA.