I often sit in a small park tucked into the foothills of the coast range near where I live and let my three best friends explore and get their daily exercise. As I sit I see the log trucks rumble back and forth on the gravel road. Today I sat and read once more in the newspaper that President Obama is taking the Republicans to task for blocking his health care bill and then I read that the Republicans are blocking our economic recovery and the Republicans won’t allow any progress on the job front. On top of that we are still fighting two Republican wars and the Republicans are in bed with big corporations and Republicans have …
As I sat along that stream and read the paper and watched the trucks go up the hill light and quick, and then another came down, heavy and slow as they take their precious load to a hungry market it struck me; It’s always the empty truck that makes the most noise.
It is over a year now since President Obama swept into office on the promise of hope and change and a transparency of government not seen in modern American politics, bringing with him a supermajority in the senate and a huge advantage in the house, eschewing lobbyists and special interests as though they were lepers and invulnerable to the evil conservatives.
So, how’s that working out for you? Oh yeah, things have gotten worse, and they are STILL blaming the Republicans. Is it just me, or does the party in charge remind you of the dog who was always chasing cars but then didn’t know what to do with it when he caught one?