Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Two Party System: An American Failure

The two party system has failed America. Both parties have become corrupt with power. Americans with pent up frustration with corrupt politicians vote the incumbent party out of office. The only problem is all that happens is a different career politician comes to power; the corruption continues.

In 2002, George Ryan decided not to run for reelection due to scandals in his Illinois administration. In 2007, Ryan the former Governor of Illinois began serving a six and a half year sentence on corruption convictions stemming from bribery charges. Because of the corruption Illinois changed political parties which led to the election of Rod Blagojevich. Today the same Blagojevich was taken away in handcuffs. Blagojevich is on tape "selling" Obama's Senate seat.

Obama the President elect claims not to have spoken with Blagojevich regarding the filling of Obama's vacated Senate seat. Yet on November 23rd, David Axelrod (Obama's campaign advisor and senior advisor to the President in Obama's administration) said something far different. Axelrod on Fox News Chicago said "I know he's talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them." Obama like all other corrupt career politicians before him lie, cheat, and steals to stay ahead of the scandals. Obama ran and won the campaign on change. All Obama changed was which political party would dole out American taxpayer monies. Obama is in the middle of this mess and has nothing to say except the lie that he never had discussions with Blagojevich concerning this matter.

In 2006, the Abramoff scandal was breaking and cost the Republicans control of Congress. Abramoff was considered a Republican lobbyist even though Harry Reid was implicated in the scandal. Here is what ABC had to say about the Harry Reid connection:
ABC News reported on November 15, 2006 that Jack Abramoff told prosecutors that Senator Harry Reid (D) requested contributions of $30,000 from Abramoff's clients and that Reid agreed to assist him in matters concerning Indian casinos.
Nonetheless, this is still considered a Republican scandal.

Also in 2006, William Jefferson was indicted on corruption charges stemming from the finding of $90,000 in marked bills in Jefferson's freezer. Jefferson was not forced to resign by his party. In fact they allowed him to again run for reelection in 2008. Luckily for Louisiana and America Jefferson lost.

Christopher Dodd received a sweetheart deal for a mortgage from Countrywide. Then Dodd allowed Bank of America to write the bailout bill that allowed Bank of America to buy out Countrywide. Yet, Dodd continues in his coveted position of Chairman of the Senate Banking committee. Dodd is complicit in the financial debacle we as taxpayers are forced to bail out. The Democrats have been clamoring for the resignation of GM CEO Rick Wagoner yet allow Dodd to continue in his post. The corruption in both political parties is readily apparent. The hypocrisy from both parties is unimaginable.

America is the land of the free. Our government is supposed to be a representative democracy. A government of the people, for he people, by the people. However, the greatest failure of our lifetime is the failure of our government. Over the course of time the two party system has corrupted our nation. Only career politicians rise to the top posts and by the time they have enough seniority they have become corrupt to the system. Our politicians have become the water boys for the special interest groups. Money is the name of the game and money comes from the special interest groups. Our career politicians then become beholden to them. We must take our country back from the career politicians. Our government representatives have become corrupt with power. The two party system has become an American Failure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We all know the problem; is anybody doing anything in an organized manor to stop this failure?????