posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 10:49 PM
reply to post by dubiousone
I think its more a case of megalomania and a lack of genuine belief in the system they are supposed to represent and lead.
He is literally one of the most powerful people on the planet. I think in his and people like hims mind they are on a different level and don't think
the rules should apply to them. When they get caught instead of remorse, they believe they have been wronged.
We are seen as weak, powerless, stupid underlings and objects of scorn by these elite. They don't consider themselves as our servants who work for
us. They consider themselves superior and in a class above us.
The very worst are the Harvard, Yale, intellectual elitist crowd who have never participated in a normal life outside of academia or a bureaucracy.
Rangel has never been one to hide his arrogance that I have seen. This bothers me far more than the fact he cheated. This is a slap in the face. His
proposal is meant as a punishment. If he can't get away with this, anyone who makes a mistake whether accidental or not is going to pay more than he
does because he sees himself as superior to others.
I honestly see Rangel as more of a Mob Boss than a leader.
The best thing we could do for our own futures is to refuse to vote for ANY incumbent for a couple of election cycles. Vote for people who are still
in touch and still appreciate what their position and power means and responsibility they have to us.