Some Republicans Have Taken To Eating Their Young
With congress unable to put forth meaningful and significant budget cuts, it seems that some Republicans have taken to “eating their young.” Recently elected Republicans, responding to overwhelming calls from their constituents to get government spending under control and reduce the size and scope of government, are being attacked by members of their own party who, in many cases, have become little more than professional politicians. It seems that the “old guard” on both sides of the aisle are tone deaf, so entrenched in “the politics of politics” that they are able to ignore the message sent by the voters.
And now some of that “old guard” on the Republican side, fearful of losing power for their party and of losing their precious seat in congress, have begun attacking their party’s own who represent the new message from the people. This must stop. Those who see themselves as permanent residents of DC could—and it’s still a very big COULD–soon be looking for employment elsewhere. If they fail to represent the will of their constituents—the task they were hired to do—they COULD be terminated. Unfortunately their fate is yet to be determined. Career politicians have built powerful political machines able to overpower most opposition. After all, blocks of votes are regularly purchased for the price of political favors, union concessions, and backroom deals.
Unfortunately, while some of the new political voices are refreshing, many are just modified versions of the same old partisan politics, guaranteed to deepen the chasm separating opposing political views. However, those who truly present constructive options must be supported, and their numbers increased; and those who fail to support the principles of a government of the people, who sleep with our enemies, and who are unwilling to take the bold steps necessary to restore our economy must face the consequences of their actions. It is up to the voters to remain vigilant and monitor the actions of our elected officials. While they may offer clever political rhetoric, what they actually support and accomplish will demonstrate their worthiness to keep their elected positions.