Today’s political grief:
- Middle America has two fronts of domestic conflict to manage, the wealthy elite and the desperate poor in North America.
- Middle America faces eight elephants: war, immigration, ecology, recession, foreclosure, joblessness, tax, and debt.
It’s just no fun being president or in congress. It’s just no fun being democratic or republican. Government is simply no fun.
Republicans lost badly in 2010. Democrats lost badly in 2012. Losers equal winners in government.
No matter what side, democratic or republican, hell’s fire awaits. Why is this?
Middle America feels mistrust, fear, and anxiety. No one sees traction on the eight elephants. There is anger and frustration.
Middle America is wronged. It’s not just government, wallstreet, or the economy. Something more structural and basic is at play. It’s unsettling.
Voters are not having fun. Voters are making sure the president and congress are not having fun. It’s working. Nobody’s having any fun.
- 2010 Americans have 5% the representation in congress that existed in 1790.
- Democratic leadership fails when representation fails.
- Today’s congress is an elected oligarchy, not a republic, and not a democracy.
In 1776, America refused to be governed by the British empire without representation. In 2010, why should America be governed by DC elected empire at less than 5% the representation of 1790? British empire and DC elected empire, what’s the difference?
There is an alternative. Reform government and restore representation.
When service in a restaurant suffers, more waiters are needed. When fire breaks out everywhere, more fire fighters are needed. When crime becomes rampant, more police are needed. When democracy morphs to elected oligarchy and America lacks governance, send help to the few surviving democratic representatives. More representatives are needed. More presidents are needed. The antidote to corruption of power is disbursement of power. Step it up, America. Be proactive. Check out plan-b.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.
Seeking presidential candidate (for one of 9 elected executive branch presidents) 2016