>>Politicians of both parties need to go. They have all gotten lazy, arrogant and feel entitled to the high life at our expense.
Posted February 26, 2010on:
We the People have our jobs cut out for us starting right now and preparing for a take over of both parties in the November elections. No matter if you are a Republican or Democrat your elected officials are NOT looking out for your interests. Every last incumbant in Washington needs to go as they have all become infected with the Washington Elititus. Washington Elititus: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by non-reversible pathological alteration. The alteration is from humanity to humanoid. Most often referred to as Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the diagnostic classification system used in the United States, as “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.” The narcissist is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, and prestige.Narcissistic personality disorder is closely linked to self-centeredness.” (wikipedia)
This same disease can be found in all walks of life and all professions, but is most destructive to the welfare of others when found in politicians as they use your tax dollars to feed their needs. It is unfortunate that all but a very small handful of our elected officials has surcumed to this disease. It is also rampant among non-elected officials in Washington also. some estimate that as many as 70% of government employees suffer from excessive beliefs and behaviors of Washington Elititus. The only cure is the drastic action of cutting the diseased one from the population and returning them to an atmosphere where they are soon divested of the means to indulge themselves.
Nancy Matthis explains in the following post what the effects of Washington Elititus are and how We the People must treat it. BB
By Nancy Matthis | Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 5:02 am
Both major US political parties are self-perpetuating power brokers, long divorced from the welfare of citizens. While ordinary folk struggle to make ends meet in a failing economy totally created by these same self-serving politicians, they live high on the hog.
You will recall the trip a bevy of Democrats made to the January climate conference in Copenhagen. Nancy Pelosi shepherded a large group abroad in private jets, where they stayed in five-star hotels eating caviar and lobster and riding in limousines. This luxury living was all at the taxpayers expense, of course.
Now we learn that the Republicans are also living large. Citizens who wanted to end the Democratic profligacy of the incumbents filled the Republican party coffers with political donations. In January the Republican National Committee took in about $10 million, which donors no doubt hoped would fuel victories in the mid-term elections. But the RNC spent most of the money holding their regular winter meeting in Hawaii, a conference that had previously been held in Washington DC where all the pols were already.
From Politico — Michael Steele’s spending spree angers donors:
Republican National Chairman Michael Steele is spending twice as much as his recent predecessors on private planes and paying more for limousines, catering and flowers – expenses that are infuriating the party’s major donors who say Republicans need every penny they can get for the fight to win back Congress.
Most recently, donors grumbled when Steele hired renowned chef Wolfgang Puck’s local crew to cater the RNC’s Christmas party inside the trendy Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, and then moved its annual winter meeting from Washington to Hawaii.
For some major GOP donors, both decisions were symbolic of the kind of wasteful spending habits they claim has become endemic to his tenure at the RNC. When Ken Mehlman served as the committee chairman during the critical 2006 midterm elections, the holiday party was held in a headquarters conference room and Chic-fil-A was the caterer….
The idea that they are somehow different from — read “better than” — the rest of us seems to be a disease that overtakes politicians after a few weeks in office or in the corridors of political party power. One can only hope that the developing force of the Tea Party movement will counterbalance the elitism of the two established political parties. An article in The American Interest expresses the potential:
When the system seems stuck or dysfunctional and the pressure builds up for change, this is when populists rise up against elites and the suspicion of elites and government that seems to be part of America’s DNA comes to the fore.
See Also: from American Thinker Worse than Awful
Hot Air — Michael Steele: My critics are racist
Los Angeles Times — Could living large hurt GOP chances in November?