Now that was a cute movie back in the day starring some of th biggies from our cinematic past……like Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margret and Walter Matthau. But sorry this post is not some retro review of that movie but rather a political post on the condition of the Senate.
Look at the Senate…..it is filled with grumpy old men and the female senators for the most part are part of that characterization…..including some of the Democrats. Most of these tools are still living in the 1950’s when most came to Congress (not accurate just seems that way)…..
Call me a sentimental fool (pipe down out there) but I keep waiting for the big Frank Capra moment that rationally, I know may never come – you know, like the climax of Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington when the corrupt, patrician senator played by Claude Rains, finally undone by the truth told by Senator Jefferson Smith (earnestly played by Jimmy Stewart), tries to shoot himself.
“I’m not fit to be a senator! I’m not fit to live!” he cries. “Every word that boy said about… me and graft and the rotten political corruption of my state is true!”
Yeah, well, in real life you and I know that’s probably not going to happen – at least for now. All you have to do is take one look at the Republican senators bloviating on Capitol Hill to know that among the lot of them any chance of self-examination or repentance or especially truth-telling is about as likely as Justin Bieber being named to the College of Cardinals.
The best description of these toads in the US Senate was….”male pattern blindness”…..
It is time for the voting population to consider just how paleolithic thinking these people hold….replace them as soon as possible with someone that realizes it is the 21st century.