From Truth Revolt
A new tell-all book about the inner workings of Congress is set for release later this month that has Washington D.C. buzzing. It’s called The Confessions of Congressman X and it promises “a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.”
All that is known about the anonymous congressman is that he is a Democrat and sat down with Robert Atkinson, a former staffer for two congressional Dems, who took notes during several meetings and received the blessing to publish the conversations.
The deep-seated corruption that this insider’s look reveals isn’t all that surprising to most readers weary of a bloated federal government, but it’s unsettling nonetheless.
Fundraising is so time-consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. I don’t even know how they’ll be implemented or what they’ll cost.
My staff gives me a last-minute briefing before I go to the floor and tells me whether to vote yea or nay. How bad is that?
I sometimes vote “yes” on a motion and “no” on an amendment so I can claim I’m on either side of an issue.
It’s the old shell game: if you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em.
Voters claim they want substance and detailed position papers, but what they really crave are cutesy cat videos, celebrity gossip, top 10 lists, reality TV shows, tabloid tripe, and the next f***ing Twitter message.
I worry about our country’s future when critical issues take a backseat to the inane utterings of illiterate athletes and celebrity twits.Like most of my colleagues, I promise my constituents a lot of stuff I can never deliver. But what the hell? If it makes them happy hearing it, and they’re stupid enough to believe it, shame on them.
But ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX and pundits will still tell you that there is a difference between party X or Y, or that X is less evil than Y (while missing the point that the lesser evil is still evil).