I thought this comment from our friend HelenK deserved a front page response:
The young republicans got it. They know how to play backtrack’s game. It is driving the dems nuts. Their tactics are no longer working. If the older republicans would stop, look and listen to the young in this case they would be a lot better off
Helen is right, except for one thing. They LIKE the status quo.
Washington D.C. is literally a swamp. It’s a cesspool of corruption. It pollutes everything it touches. If you put anything clean and pure in there it soon gets covered in toxic sludge. It’s a barrel full of rotten apples.
We don’t have a two party system. What we have is a uni-party system with two wings. Career politicians DO NOT want to reform the system. Each wing would prefer to be on top, but not at the expense of the uniparty losing overall control of government.
There are a whole bunch of people in Washington who have grown fat feeding at the public teat. But they are basically just employees of the uniparty. As long as they remain loyal to the uniparty they are assured of money and privilege, even if they lose an election.
You can’t trust the Democrats. You can’t trust the Republicans either. In fact, you can’t trust anybody in Washington D.C. They may talk about reform, but they don’t mean it. What they want is a large, centralized government, an executive branch that is unhindered by the rule of law and the power to reward friends and punish enemies via taxes, regulations and government spending.
Who runs the uniparty? The answer is easy – just follow the money. Find out who benefits the most from the current system and you’ll find the people running things.