posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 04:20 PM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when asked Tuesday whether Democrats bear some of the responsibility regarding the current crisis on Wall Street, had
a one-word answer: “No.”
When asked whether the Democrats “deserve some responsibility” regarding the economic crisis, Pelosi responded: “No.”
This isn't intended to be a bait, it could just as easily be a quote from a prominant Republican. The song & dance seems to be the same regardless
the party affiliation these days. The song is "Point the Finger" and the dance is "Pass the Buck."
That said, it is also worth pointing out to Mizz Pelosi that her party that supposedly bears no responsibillity for the current economic situation in
the country has also been the party holding the reins of the nation the past 2 years. I don't doubt that they bear little responsibillity for
what's happening, but they also deserve no credit as they've done absolutely NOTHING to alleviate its effects or stop it from continuing. So why
are they there? Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way! So far all they're apparently doing is a good imitation of George Carlin's old joke
"I don't do any of the three, I prefer a forth option: Obstruct!"
The vast majority of Washington doesn't bear any responsibillity for actions
taken... only the responsibillity of standing around with their
thumbs up their butt watching as it all goes down without doing a damn thing one way or the other. This goes way beyond the economy, too. It
includes Iraq: Vocally, many support Iraq, many carry the "Bring home the troops" banner... actions speak louder than words, however. How many of
our "representatives" have taken strong action to support their stance? Does our millitary have top notch funding & full, unwavering support for
their mission from their supposed "supporters" in Washington? Have those critical of the war done one single thing they used as platform promises
to "bring the troops home" in the elections? No on both counts. Oil is the same thing... have the Republicans taken strong steps towards bring up
supply and dropping prices? Have the Democrats taken strong steps towards this "renewable energy funding" they continually harp on? Both sides
ocassionally throw out a carefully selected measure they know will be blocked by the other side merely to ensure they appear to be in a constant state
of tug-o-war between the parties, but as far as real actions go, I've yet to see any.
It's time we demand our representatives either take responsibillity, even if it does end up being a massive crap, or else get the hell off the toilet
and let someone who's willing to get their hands dirty and their feet wet take a turn.