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Powers-that-be unlikely to bite bullet
If the elusive “Tea Party” wants more “vetting,” they will end up like Republicans and Democrats with Saturday conventions, otherwise known as pandering parties.
The issue as I saw it in the Colorado Senate race was not that Ken Buck’s one vote in Washington would have made much difference regarding sanctity of life or the homosexual agenda. The issue was that media forces and financial constituencies did not want him to convince others with his “non-mainstream” arguments.
If the Tea Party want to dump bureaucrats without sinking their boat, they might want to consider selecting candidates by simply drawing names out of a hat from those who qualify by collecting signatures representing at least 10 percent of the number of voters in a previous election.
We could do no worse.
Gridlock looms in a pandering Washington without the guts to admit the only two ways out of a $14 trillion hole are inflation through fees and taxation, or cutting government entitlements.
Washington won’t cut government in half, not sideways nor lengthwise. Only a dreamer would expect change from the powers brought to power by the powers that be.
Steve Schweitzberger