Here comes another rant. GOP leader John Boehner spent Tuesday afternoon educating the Republican newcomers on the current issues: why doesn’t the US still have a budget? Why the deb ceiling needs to be lifted every year? Why is the US on debt?
If you want to be a politician, so be it, but you have to know your last 50 years country history, economically and historically. You have to understand the ties between your country and your allies and past allies. You need to understand action and reaction at least 5 moves ahead.
Maybe I am a geek, but I want my politicians to enlighten me and my playmate models to do other things. This is no a Facebook popularity contest, this is the life of 300 million Americans and the millions of foreigners who produce every day to the final GDP and get nothing in return but the pride of working here. Brownie points we call them.
John Kerry, with all his faults and his lack of savoir-dire, knows more about US history than all the tea partiers combined. John Kerry, whose election was stolen in Ohio in 2004, brings common sense, if painful. Cavuto, from FOX, even if misguided (i am going to declare his upbringing guilty of the misguidance) has the knowledge to put the republicans in place. But the chairman of FOX won’t let him and he repeats the same litany the other right wingers do, but with better examples.
Is it elitist to be wanting to be governed by people smarter than us? Smarter means less mistakes down the road. But i digress. When I rant I do digress.
In any case, I really think that SATs would be a good filter for worthiness. If you know, you can work here. If not, be an entrepreneur, a business man but don’t mess with the lives of your fellow countrymen for kicks.