I often compare politicians to weathervanes, with political pressures of various kinds and degrees as the winds that turn them.
But there is an interesting phenomenon to be observed with our national weathervanes. They only seem to turn to the right. Just as Obama said of McCain during the election, it must be a problem with their bearings. But whatever it is, it is definitely a problem. Perhaps the problem has to do with what kind of wind is blowing them.
Senator Dianne Feinstein recently came right out and said it:
Now Feinstein has hit back at the criticism from the left in an article about lefty groups targeting Dems for waffling on key components of health care reform:
She will not listen to the wind blowing from the Left.
It is apparent that right now, they are not being blown by the Will of The People.
It is apparent that right now, they are being blown by industry lobbyists.
And obviously, by definition, industry lobbyists are trained professionals when it comes to blowing politicians.
Even if we Lowly Citizens did have the access to the politicians that the lobbyists buy, we could not blow politicians as well they, with their experience and training and exotic tools of the trade. They have been in the business of blowing politicians for years, They know just how to stroke their….egos, and they obvious have a firm grip….on their work.
And as we all know, it is hard to get the attention of someone who is being so expertly blown. Something explosive will have to happen, methinks, before We The People have a chance to get their attention. Or maybe it is just the fact that we as an allegedly Free People are just uncomfortable kneeling before our employees in supplication, unlike the paid professionals in DC.
But The People HAVE spoken.
Along with the canard of “We don’t have the votes,” one of the favorite EXCUSES of the weathervane politicians is that The People ‘get to lobby through elections.’ While the lobbyists get to blow the pols every day… We The People only get to inform our politicians of the Will of the People every two years, our ONLY input, the ONLY pressure we get to apply, according to the pols who are being blown by the lobbyists daily, is through elections.
Well hey guys, we just HAD an election, and guess what? We The People SPOKE.
The Old Way doesn’t work, We want Change.
Thje Republican Way doesn’t work, We want Change.
The Way you are doing business….getting blown by lobbyists and ignoring your employers doesn’t work for us anymore.
And if you keep ignoring the pressure from We The People, from your employers, We The People will fire you.
The lobbyists may control the money for your campaigns, but if you recall that money is only used for one thing….to buy our votes….during elections….
Which we just had….and used to send you a message.
And which are coming up again awfully damn soon.
So pull out of that meeting with the lobbyist and take a minute and think.
All the money and strokes they give you won’t get you jackshit when you are voted out of office.
All it will get you is a lobbyist job.
And then YOU will be the one on your knees.
No More Excuses.
Give We The People what we want, what we elected you to give us, or we WILL fire you….and you will spend the rest of your careers not being the ones being blown, but being the ones doing the blowing.
The People have Spoken. Clearly. You now have 60 votes.
No More Excuses.