The circus going on in the U.S. House of Representatives is amazing to watch. It is democracy at its worse. It is an example of elected officials so tied to their wealthy sponsors that they cannot agree or compromise on anything. To them it is "our way or nothing." To call that selfish is too timid. It is greed expressing itself in selfish ways. It is bending democracy to make it an oligarchy, controlled by those with money. It is sickening. This is not to say that the Democrats do not have bent legislative ideas that support their sponsors. Greed runs throughout the U.S. Congress, both Houses, both parties. But there is no question that the Republican Party is the champion at greed. Republicans directly and indirectly support the wealthier segments of American business and society. Their loyalty to greed is making it impossible to agree on anything, including things within their own political party. Speaker of the House of Representatives is an important and powerful position. Of course much of that importance and power depends upon cooperation from your own political party. But supporting special interests has become so specific to specific corporations and industries that there is no room for other enterprises. Specific segments of our society want it all for themselves. Period. What will happen? Paul Ryan? Mitt Romney? Wouldn't it be strange if the House could not agree on ANYONE within their own Party in that body and had to choose a Speaker who was not a member of Congress? That is possible and permitted. That might include Mitt Romney. Imagine a world with the Speaker of the House not being a member of the House of Representatives, and Donald Trump as President of the United States. Imagine. That is a world that many Republicans are offering us. A nightmare.
Nine more killings at a school/college. This time in Oregon. Are you man enough to admit guns are a big part of the problem, or do you need to hide behind guns and have the NRA shelter your opinion?
May the next President we elect know and understand the important meaning of these words and concepts:
Yet another book just came out that praises Ronald Reagan, and builds up an image of a man that is a total lie and deception. Ronald Reagan led a life that was filled with immorality, dishonesty, lies, unfaithfulness, cheating, avoiding military service in World War II, adultery, sex with teenagers, forcing himself on a woman, and much, much more. To try and set the record straight, do a little research, use a search engine, and use these as a guideline to find the truth about Ronnie...
When it comes to selecting the President of the most powerful nation in the world one would think that the people would select someone with intellect among his/her strong points. If you know anything about American history you know that we have had some real intellectual clunkers in the White House.