Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh’s decision not to run for re-election sent shock waves across the nation.
America was shocked …. shocked to learn that Indiana had a senator named Evan Bayh.
Bayh’s reasons for joining the ranks of chicken s**t Dems from seeking another term: too much partisan politics on Capitol Hill. Bayh says the system is dysfunctional and gridlock is a sacrament.
Hello! Democrats have the majority in the House and Senate. Even Jabba the Butt Limbaugh got a free ride (and a balloon and a whistle) figuring that one out right away.
It’s your own party that’s being held hostage by the minority. Your party is to blame for stunting the growth of the pair you guys (and gals) were supposed to grow, convincing the American people who voted you that authority in the last two major election cycles.
If the Republicans are the party of “no,” the Democrats are the party of “no, we better not….”
It’s your party, and you can cry if you want to.
What kind of whine goes with quitting?
Phil Gramm, a John McCain political strategist who got himself in some deep doo-doo during the 2008 campaign for calling America “a nation of whiners” is starting to look like a prophet.
Only it’s not the nation that’s the whiners, but rather the deceivers we elect to send to Washington to do the nation’s business.
OK, so there’s a recession and business isn’t so good for a lot of people these days. This current recession in politics was caused by those lumps who were picked by we the people to do our business.
There’s always a recovery in store though: them giving us the business.
Bayh is further proof that it is never good doing business with politicians.
Some successful sports teams use the cliche that they win because they’re not afraid to lose.
Politicians, who like to use sports metaphors, actually prove the contrary —- there is always an “i” in team.
Some may see Bayh as Shakespeare’s Brutus, “an honorable man.”
He’d rather quit than continue to be a part of a system that, as he called it, is “dysfunctional.”
But that’s why we elect people in the first place, to fix what’s broken. Not to quit while you’re behind.
In Washington, they don’t fix what’s broken, they just find a way to charge us for fast, temporary relief.
No, in this instance, Bayh is not an honorable man. An honorable man would go down swinging —- fighting the systemhe was elected to serve that is no longer interested in serving the people.
There are no profiles in courage anymore.
Henry Clay, the 19th century American statesman and orator, said “I’d rather be right than president.” By all accounts, Clay was an honorable man.
Clay’s words have been treaded on by “Quit before you take a hit at the polls.”
If JFK were alive today he’d have to write a book called “Profiles in Cowardice.”
You don’t accomplish anything by quitting service to your country —– OK, unless you’re a bubblegum brain from Alaskawho can fool some of the public all of the time.
Maybe that’s why Bayh is saying bye-bye: He wants to go the Sarah Palin route —– quit while the quitting is good; make money on the lecture circuit (OK, so in Bayh’s case it will be the Indiana chicken and peas dinner circuit), write a book called “Going Rube” and end up being a guest pundit on MSNBC.
Meanwhile, Republicans are salavating at the mouth, like sharks smelling blood in the water.
More Senate seats to pick up come November.
Party like it’s 1994.
Control of the Senate.
Begs for the ultimate cliche: “Be careful what you wish for.” ‘Cos when the GOP gets control of the Senate, Obama will use the power of the veto.
Back to square one. Business as usual in Washington.
The only thing anyone from any political party can pass in Washington is gas.
Funny, then, that whatever politicians do they expect they’ll come off smelling like a rose.