When is enough finally enough?

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    As I read this short piece tonight, all the broken promises, disappoinments, boondoggles, and downright lies and hypocrisy of the last two decades seemed to flash before my eyes.

    How much of this kind of dishonesty will we accept from our government before we say enough is enough? How much hypocrisy and/or duplicity is tolerable from our elected leaders?

    Is there no alternative to accepting the bad with the good? If not, what should we do about it?

     
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    Reid & Pelosi have presided over by far the worst U.S. Congress in History. This is not very surprising to me. Look for the coming Hopey Changey Talking Points to go something like..."BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSHHHHHH!!!!!!!! FOXXXXXXXXXXXXXX NOOOOOOOOOOOOZZ!!!!!" How sad.
     
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    I don't know whether they are the worst. The one we had the first two years of Bill Clinton's presidency was pretty bad. But the blatant disregard and disrespect of the people may be the most blatant ever in the current Congress. And what is so distressing is that we continue to take it. There will be some who will even defend them in this kind of thing.
     
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    And here's another one that is positively infuriating, frustrating, and frightening. When the system becomes this corrupt, how can we trust the process at all? Who among us supports the Democrats on this one?

     
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    I hear ya Foxfyre. In the end,absolute power really does corrupt absolutely. There are no Checks & Balances on this Socialist Nightmare at this point. We will only drift closer & closer to becoming a Third World Banana Republic until this changes. Hang in there.
     
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    Enough is never enough for the left. Hence the need for them to "transform" everyhting from our economy to our country in general terms. It might be enough once every decision is taken from the hands of individuals and given to an all-knowing beneficient beauracracy.
     
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    Well it is obvious that the GOP lacks the balls, discipline, or inclination to fix the problem. So what are the chances of a new pro-American party emerging and representing we the people?
     
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    Yea the Republican Party hasn't shown much backbone lately. Lets hope this changes soon. They may not be the best opposition but they are the only opposition.
     
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    IMO it's not that they don't have any backbone left but that they just don't care anymore. They've been told for so long to sit down and shut up that "WE WON" and had to deal with being kept out of meetings and such as that that they're just sitting back watching the house of cards come tumbling down one card at a time. What gets me is that we're constantly being told that it's the Republicans that are holding things up which is blatently false. Even ole willy boy has said on numerous occasions that the Democrats have a filibuster proof majority and even he can't figure out why they aren't using it. It's almost like they're using the (R)'s as nothing more than an excuse for the lack of follow through or holding back so that they can say that it's not their fault if something doesn't come to a vote. Just more passing the buck IMO and what's sad is that we're allowing them to get away with it. We've allowed ourselves to become so divided and so partisan among ourselves that we're falling for anything they throw at us. WE'RE ALLOWING the buck to be passed instead of stepping up and DEMANDING that they do what WE elected them to do. REPRESENT US!! Instead we're sitting here in forums such as this complaining and whining about nothing being done. We're fighting amongst ourselves while they're sitting in their ivory towers benefitting themselves at our expense.
     
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    Interesting perspective from everybody.

    The most pertinent observations so far I think are these:

    Libo
    That's the scary thing. With so much power in the hands of the Democrats, the only practical defense we have is at the ballot box. But with the media in the back pocket of this administration, it is really hard to get any message out but theirs, and they will brand any other message but theirs 'extremist', 'racist', 'naysayers', 'hatemongers' et al.

    PickledPunk took it to what I think might in fact be the destination we're headed for.
    That alone would spell the demise of the Republic as we know it. And what form would the bueaucracy then take when it achieved effective control over every aspect of our lives?

    And finally Dixie observes:
    But then how do you account for their opposition to conservatives like Sarah Palin and Fred Thompson as well as the conservative television and radio hosts and political commentators? When they criticize rather than utilize the conservative voices out there, their failure to actively confront the bad legislation coming from the Left doesn't look so much like lack of caring as much as it looks like complicity.
     

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