Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,Events illustrating the fact that the Political Class is an entity dedicated totally to itself are plentiful. Efforts made to preserve the status quo or rule by the elite are evident for anyone with the courage to admit what they see. Accepting these realities vexes far too many people. Those choosing to ignore certain facts should come to their senses and admit that voters don’t count for much.
The voters are expected to show up at the polls periodically, reelect them or the candidates they have chosen for us, and go away until the next election. The plan works rather well for the elites and shows little sign of changing. As they exercise what they believe their right to rule, Democrats are the most despicable. That is because Dems are more adamant in their demands to implement the perverted political agenda.
For their part, Republicans are much more subtle in demonstrating their loyalty to the goals and objectives of the Political Class. For all their talk, their actions demonstrate their support which is best exemplified by their approval of every budget submitted by President Obama to a Republican-controlled Congress. Absolutely no resistance to government spending was evident during the last administration.
The bank bailouts of a few years ago are another example. President George W. Bush clearly stated that the rules of the free market would have to be broken in order to save the financial system. This is ludicrous. It is impossible to do wrong and expect positive results unless what is sought is preservation of the Political Class.
More recently, Republicans gained total control of the government in Washington. Two houses of Congress and the Presidency are in their hands. Yet, they refuse to act like winners and do what the voters elected them to do. Their failure to repeal ObamaCare is a glaring example of politics over principle.
In December 2016, Senator Mitch McConnell assured voters that ObamaCare would be repealed. The 2016 elections found Republicans across the land echoing what McConnell was saying. A repeal bill had already been sent to President Obama several times. He vetoed it each time.
In remarks to a civic club back home on 8 August 2017, McConnell said that perhaps voters had set their expectations too high. In so many words, he said that it is impossible to repeal ObamaCare because repeal is just too complex an issue. What changed? President Obama received a bill to repeal. The Republicans refuse to send the legislation to President Trump.
There are three groups concerned about the repeal of ObamaCare. The Republicans have responded to two of them. One group is made up protesters against repeal. The other group is made up of donors who give the big bucks to Republicans and Democrats alike. Voters, the ones who actually gave Republicans control, are once again ignored. This only makes sense to those who think more of their positions than they do of America and the voters who elected them.