Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New York Senate Playground Plolitics

The New York State Senate has perfectly illustrated exactly what is wrong with politics in this still great, (for now), nation. The legislature has been engaged in petty political grandstanding and refusing to do the work of the people for months now. Neither party seems to actually care about the people in the state. But what has happened now has reached a new level.

The Democrats in the NY Senate actually refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance because a Republican was leading it. Are you kidding me?! How petty can you possibly get. This is a blantant and glaring example of putting the party above anything and everything else. How can our government system work when our politicians refuse to pledge their allegiance to our flag because of who is leading the call. Isn't allegiance to the nation, and to the state, the one thing that should be non-negotiable?

The New York nonsence is simply a more blatant example of what is going on across the nation. The politicians are more concerned with securing their own power than doing the work of the people. Getting there early to claim control of the podium? Are you kidding me? Refusing to work for anything because you're not the party in control? What the Hell!

If our politicians insist on behaving like children, maybe it's time we put them all in time out.


  1. I'm in favor of putting them all out period. Why not just pick some names out of the telephone book and elect whomever? We would get represented just as well. On the other hand maybe it's a good thing they get no work done considering what's going on at the national level.

  2. I'm with you there. Where else can you sit back and collect a paycheck for doing absolutely nothing. Problem is that since they won't pass the budget, the government agencies are not going to be able to opperate. Imagine your registration expiring but the DMV is closed indefinitely. Of course there won't be any cops on the street to pull you over either.