In the wake of their sound thrashing in the mid-term elections last week, many Democrats seem to be getting the idea that people do want change, even if it’s not the change that President Obama promised when he was on the campaign trail.
Some, but not all, Democrats seem to be listening, at least a little bit. Others just don’t get it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi surprised many in her own party when she announced just after the election that she would run for Minority Leader. To Pelosi, it’s just business as usual. She’d like a bad rash that just won’t go away.
A growing number of Democratic politicians have said that they will not support Pelosi’s bid for Minority Leader, and some have called for her to step aside, for the good of the party.
But, typical of the arrogance of far too many politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, she doesn’t care about the good of her party, or of the wishes of the American people who want to see the country go in a different direction. She’s got power, and she doesn’t want to relinquish it. End of story.
That’s the problem in Washington. It’s not about what’s good or bad for the country. It’s not even about what’s good or bad for their own party. Most career politicians forgot about loyalty a long time ago, and became immersed in a game of “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” They only care about their own agenda.
And even when faced with overwhelming evidence that they are not doing their jobs in the way that the people they swore to serve want them to do it, they refuse to listen. Why should they? They have gotten away with it for years. They are like that bad rash that just won’t go away.