Irresponsible Leaders in Responsible Positions

Like Ted Cruz, my own local congressman likes to complain about those people in Washington. Can’t someone get the message to such critics that they themselves are “Washington”? Do they honestly feel they bear no responsibility for the congressional mess?

When a “leader” such as Cruz wastes 21 hours reading to America about green eggs and ham, then surely there is no trace of responsible thinking left. When powerful leaders, such as Boehner, prefer putting thousands of Americans out of work and jeopardizing the American and international economies, simply because they don’t like one particular piece of legislation, then it is clear that responsible thinking is out of fashion.  When one party is committed to the failure of the other party — rather than to serving America –irresponsibility reigns.

Districts are so ridiculously gerrymandered that each congressman listens to his tiny district and then says he speaks for the American people as a whole, he has simply bailed out of reality. Cruz said on September 24, “I am standing here today to suggest that if senators listen to their constituents, if we listen to the American people, the vote would be 100 to zero to defund Obamacare.” That is utterly absurd, as has been proven by the huge numbers of people trying jamming the system to learn more about and to sign up for insurance. Now the juvenile critics have shifted the argument, saying the overloaded system proves we’re not ready for Obamacare. They don’t seem to point out that it was the great popularity of the new health care act which bottled up the system.

There is no excuse whatsoever for such irresponsible behavior from our so-called leaders.

A few weeks ago I saw a local Republican display which featured Abraham Lincoln. I looked in vain for some admission that the Right Wing of the party despises everything Lincoln stood for. The Tea Party is committed to undoing everything achieved by Lincoln and by the Civil War itself. That is disgusting.


About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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