It was not 90 days ago that I opined that I wanted a new relationship with my politicians. I continue to feel that way. Our political climate is at an all-time low in terms of respect, class and responsibility. People spew commentaries filled with hate, fear inducing language and out right lies. Personal attacks with no regard for issues but out and out character assassinations without valid proof of wrong doing.
It must stop.
Kudo to Senator John McCain for saying so on the Senate Floor in no uncertain terms. I have always liked and respected Senator McCain. Truth be told - I think he - not George W. Bush should have been the Republican nominee in 2000. He caused me to vote in my first (and only) Republican primary then. Alas, it was not meant to be. But the same reason I liked him then makes me like him now.
Good ole common sense. He is not the brightest nor the most prestigious individual but he uses common sense the way everyone else in Washington should.
We must stop the nonsense.
We must get back to discussing issues without resorting to name calling or hate.
We must ignite the American people to get into the conversation, not scare them.
We must demand that our elected official condemn the craziness like Sen. McCain did and hold them accountable at the polls if they do not.
We must make the consequences for this behavior so severe that politicos think twice before engaging in it.
I ask again - WHO IS WITH ME?
Here is Senator McCain's address in case you haven't seen it: