The Hypocrisy of D.C.

 

This was contributed by my Friend Jack from Colorado

 

The events of the past few years have baffled, astounded and confirmed a belief for me. To be a Washington D.C. politician you must demonstrate a high degree of hypocrisy. In the past, there has always seemed to be a bit of “I’ll tell you one thing but do what my party decides” but now more than I can recollect it is all about Party with little concern about the American people. Let us consider a few points that can illuminate this idea.
During the Obama administration one of the lynch pin pieces of legislation passed by Democrats was Obama Care or the Affordable Care Act. On the cover it was a fine-looking piece of legislation that was designed to help the unfortunate few Americans that were not covered by health care. All Americans were required to carry health insurance. If you did not take any insurance, then you would be fined. The challenge for the Americans required to go on the various exchanges was two-fold; one it was expensive and too many of the insurance options were for catastrophic health insurance plans. The insurance was not usable unless my charges were above $5000 for example. So, if I’m sick with a sinus infection and need a prescription for an antibiotic, the policy didn’t allow for me to go to the doctor to get the treatment that I needed. Now let’s fast forward to recent events. These same Democrats are now proposing FREE health care for illegal immigrants. Those very same Democrats are also condemning our President’s position on illegal immigration. Many of the potential Democratic candidates for President in 2020 are proposing that we should provide free healthcare for illegals and open borders so that anyone that wants to be here is welcome. Now here is the case of hypocrisy, once upon a time, not too long ago, both President Bill Clinton and President Obama promoted stronger immigration laws during various State of the Union addresses. Their individual speeches sound almost verbatim to the speeches our President currently makes regarding immigration. To listen to the vitriol from the Democrats you would think that Hitler were re-incarnate. The current party line does not allow for any agreement to our current President therefore, rather than legislate for the American People, we legislate for Queen Nancy and Prince Chuck. Who is the victim at the end? The Illegal immigrants? No, the people that cannot afford healthcare because we are more concerned about people that want to be here illegally. There is on concern for the legal American citizen and they cannot wait to get in front of a camera to tell us how our current administration has no heart.
Let’s shift gears to gun control. We can graciously give a pass to many of our congressional leaders because of their fine work chastising Bob Mueller, AG Barr and our President because Heaven knows, there is no way our President could have been elected through a normal process. We can feel comfortable with this because the Democrats take care of us as we are not capable of deciding for ourselves, but I digress. Gun Control, it’s been a hot topic of debate for over 20 years. Many of the fine men and women sitting in our Capital in Washington D.C. have been taking care of us over this last 20 years. Many things have happened over this 20-year span, the Cubs won a World Series, 9/11, a couple of Wars, Jerusalem becomes the Capital of Israel, Osama bin Laden dies. There’s a lot. Gun Control doesn’t happen though. I know the “Congress People” are capable however they are not motivated. They talk a lot, but they never accomplish much. Now you ask where’s the hypocrisy? It sits with the fact that after 9/11, travel as we knew ceased to exist. The days of showing up to the airport 15 minutes before my plane left, was no more and carry whatever onto the plane, was no more. We had new rules and new agencies that oversaw what we previously took for granted. Why did that change? Our Congress was motivated, and they figured it out. Why did they figure it out? Because shortly after 9/11 we weren’t Democrats and Republicans, we were Americans. Our Congress People have forgotten that. They have gotten very good at pointing fingers and blaming and rabble rousing but not legislating. It’s amazing to listen to potential Democratic hopefuls’ stump on Gun Control and blame our President for his part. Here is an amazing fact. Candidates Bennet and Hickenlooper are both from Colorado where Columbine, Aurora Theater and many more school shootings have occurred over the last 20 years. Just 4 months ago the STEM School in Denver was the scene of another shooting. One would think that with so much gun violence in their own state, they would become the loudest in terms of solutions and legislation. To seek real legislation to remedy the issue of gun violence and yet nothing has occurred. The Hypocrisy is that they will and are stumping on this issue and yet they have been impotent at best with any solutions. They point their Democrat finger at our President and yet they are no where to be found regarding a solution. They have failed America and their State of Colorado. Now, let’s not forget their loyalty to Prince Chuck and Princess Nancy.
The blame is all around and in fact not one person is responsible. There is one group of people that I cannot blame and those are the Presidents that have served. Unfortunately, our Presidents receive the blame because the hypocrites must shed their responsibility and redirect the attention from themselves. The nations mass media is a complicit partner in all this non-sense. The media feeds poison to the public which is almost always delivered with an agenda that ties to one side or the other. The media is serving its tainted candy and our politicians happily distribute it like a crack dealer. Washington D.C. has become the hypocritical capitol of the planet and until the 100 Senators and 435 Representatives make the concerted decision that they are not party affiliated and they are United States citizens that have been elected by the people, for the people to perform the duties for their office, these issues are not going to be fixed. They will be passed down from this Congress to the next.

About gino984

A well fed middle aged male with strong opinions and a sense of humor. I was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Military Police Corps. I also spent some years in manufacturing management in both union and non union environments. I know how to lead and how to supervise. I also know how to share what I know. My degree is in Criminal Justice so that means I have a background in Psychology and Sociology. When you couple my Law Enforcement and Security training and experience with my education and experience in management and leadership you get a unique view on Supervision and Leadership.
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