Are rats liberal minded? Do they have political leanings? We will assume they do because a great herd of them is about to scurry away from the White House before Barack Obama goes down for the count. We don’t have congressional term limits and when it comes to winning elections cowardice is alive and well in Washington.
It hit me while Illinois politicians were slapping each other’s backs over their new gay marriage win. Perhaps it was naïve not to have realized what was happening before now. Lawmakers must sense that their house of cards is about to come crashing down as debt consumes our state. What better way to protect yourself for the bad times than by seeking forgiveness in advance?
It seems a tad ironic that Democrats feel justified insinuating Republicans don’t care about children. The GOP invariably embraces a pro-life agenda while Democrats champion the right to choose, something lost on Harry Reid as he warns of the beating our nation’s children are taking because nanny state social programs are suddenly out of commission during the shutdown.
In just over four years we managed to downgrade our national credit and the American Dream. The goal used to be wealth and success. Now Americans are told we should strive to be members of the middle class (see: Presidential Powers Threaten From Ruined Illinois).
There is only so much money to go around, a liberal conundrum that makes it hard to figure out how the government can support everyone with the resources at hand.
With the economy still struggling, bad news on jobs, no progress on fixing the federal budget, calls to import foreign help to regain American prosperity, and failure to deal with an old adversary that looks to be more capable than we thought, it’s hard to have much confidence in the future. Partisan rhetoric isn’t helping as political messages spread from Washington threaten to destroy our faith in America.