Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fed up …

 

I am sick to death of our politicians in Washington. It is almost inconceivable to me that a few Senators can block what 89% of the American public wants but that’s exactly what has happened recently with the defeat of the gun bill.

This quote by Senator Lindsey Graham (R- S. Carolina) says it all:

”It was a gut check, for sure, but we had to draw a line in the sand. If we had voted the way the American people wanted us to, it would have sent the message that we’re here in Washington to be nothing more than their elected representatives.” *

Well, Mr. Graham, I’m sorry to give you the news but that’s exactly what you are … OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES … and it’s about time that you men and women in Washington started to act that way.

  * The Borowitz Report, April 18th, 2013 issue of The New Yorker

 

 

10 Comments:

Blogger ellen said...

CRAP...excuse my language dear Ginnie. This makes me sick.
Love to you, E.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

Mr. Graham and his ilk are clueless. I am ashamed that those who were elected will not have the intestinal fortitude to do what makes common sense. No one is going to take away guns from law abiding citizens, but for some reason, there is such a fear instilled by the NRA who really represents the gun manufacturers. Anyway, I shake my head at how nothing makes sense regarding "law makers" in DC.

4:30 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Seems those elected officials are not the people's representatives they claim to be...big business seems to rule and not the citizenry.

5:25 AM  
Blogger lucylocket said...

It's sad to say, but Mr. Graham is represents (or not) my state.

6:34 AM  
OpenID schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I think that Borowitz took that comment out of context. Perhaps not. We love Senators when they vote our way, whether their constituents like it or not.

Look at the pressure on the Tea party Republicans to vote like Liberal Democrats. The country is divided. I hope not hopelessly.

Compromise is the name of the game, and that means going agaist your constituents from time to time. I think that's what Lindsey meant.

The gun bill, as written, disturbed me, and I don't own a gun. Besides, as written, it would not have stopped the bombers in Boston, or any other mass murderer in recent memory. Perhaps we should enforce the laws on the books before we add more laws?

BTW several Democrats voted against that gun bill. The did it with the hope they could win re-election in their Red states. Do you think they were pleasing the constituents of their states?

Dianne

1:02 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

He really said that? Yikes. That is really scary.

4:41 PM  
Blogger troutbirder said...

Sad....

5:25 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Apparently, 42/45 have received contributions from the gun lobby. Scarey.

6:49 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Actually, the Borowitz article is satire. Graham may not have said those exact words, but his actions during the vote confirms that Borowitz has conveyed his intent. Not sure why Graham and John McCain have become BFFs but you rarely see one without the other.

8:47 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Remember, corporations are People... maybe not the way you and I define People, but the way our government and Justices define People... and those are the People who rule, not we peons.

12:38 PM  

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