Nobody’s Perfect: Congresstional Leaders
I was thinking tonight that many of my readers might consider my decision to never vote again as…unpatriotic, bordering on the verge of “sore loser”, immaturity…or just plain daft. (That’s me…all those years I voted…)
So, let me put some backbone into this decision, which I have come to with heavy heart. Let’s just say, I have voted in all elections, local and Presidential since I started voting at the age of 21. I don’t think it much matters anymore, simply because, it’s the party leaders who control the issues, and they do not represent America. They really don’t. No matter who gets voted in, it’s the majority leaders that control the show. As P.J. O’Rourke noticed so very long ago in his book “Parliament of Whores” our top Congressional leaders really are…whores. They work for the biggest bribe. Not necessarily the majority, but the leaders of the House and Senate are, and THEY are the ones who are controlling the direction of the country. They decide which bills even make it to the floor.
Let’s take an historical view of these men, who have been given the gift of commanding leadership in the House or Senate:
From “Screwed” by Dick Morris.
The latest trend in the world of special interests is to hire former members of Congress as lobbyists. Especially those who have been in leadership positions. Former Congressional leaders bring experience invaluable relationships and in some instances, raw political power to their clients.
Since 1977, with only one exception, Bill Frist, every single retired Senate Majority leader– George Mitchell, Robert Dole, Trent Lott and Tom Daschle has gone through the revolving door on Capitol Hill that goes from the Congress to a lobbying firm. And many of them represent foreign governments.
Remember them all—
Bob Dole lobbied for the Taiwan government.
George Mitchell lobbied for Dubai, the UAE and Turkey, until he became Obama’s special envoy to the Middle East.
The Podesta Group lobbying firm, is headed by the brother of President Clinton’s former chief of staff.
House Leadership Dennis Hastert and his son are lobbyists. Newt Gingrich says he doesn’t lobby, but he earned over $40 million by ‘consulting. ‘ He was “consulting” Fannie and Freddie right before they crashed.
Dick Gephardt has his own lobbying firm— the Gephardt Group. Turkey paid Dick $100,000 a month to defeat his own Armenian resolution, which was to put on record the Armenian slaughter of millions by the Turkey government. For those of you not familiar: Turkey: Muslims: Armenians, Christians.
Richard Perle was hired by Gaddafi for $3 million. He was the chairman of the Defense Policy Board under Donald Rumsfeld.
GE spends $40 million on lobbyists and pays no taxes because Jeffery Immelt is Obama’s jobs czar. GE has more employees abroad than here.
“Lobbyists routinely make campaign contributions to the members of Congress who have the power to help their foreign clients. Even though we have strict laws that prohibit the donation of foreign funds to federal campaigns. ” D.M.
And who is the biggest lobbyist of them all? Obama. He lobbies for the Muslim Brotherhood. Before he became President an Arab Prince declared that a Muslim would be placed in the White House.
What oil money can buy….
They are busting up America, and selling her off bit by bit.
They say it’s in the name of free trade and globalization, but it’s only in the interests of a select few.
After having said all that: You could say, “But Joyanna, we can VOTE THEM OUT!”
You keep thinking that. You just…keep thinking that if you just keep voting, someday..you’re going to get that big bone.
This old dog realizes that I might not be able to learn any new tricks, but I don’t have to keep falling for the old ones.
That bone is fake.