Good Morning Girlfriend Grace....(I LOVE your "School Marm." she desperately needs a surprise make-over from Hoda and Kathy Lee!..LOL)
THE lesson? as in one lesson? Ha! How about a long list of lessons? Is this OK? That's what makes our lives so interesting and fulfilling. Every day we live, we are learning with every event, situation and experience. Readmikenow has certainly hit on, as he puts it, a "most glaring" lesson:
Americans aren't too fond of career politicians. I'd add that for me personally, the length of their career isn't as significant as the "quality" of their record. When one's political career is one long continual volcano of spewing corruption of every form, an on-going stream of lip service resulting in empty promises & feigned (& failed) efforts, theft, recklessness & shamelessness~~it's easy to draw the line.
When your BRAIN, your heart and your gut screams at you to wake up, it's time to take a firm stand and follow through. Period.
In terms of their lame excuses, lies & manipulations, they really should be ashamed to carry on the ludicrous & broken record of "Right Wing Conspiracy," over decades...over & over. No creativity? Please, think of something new and cease immediately insulting the intelligence & rationale of the American people.
It takes a special kind of audacity to think that the masses are plain stupid~ blind, deaf & dumb~ that we are incapable of thought, awareness and BTW, the simple game of connecting the dots. Over a period of 30 years? Please, stop. They only succeed in boring us at least but going further and infuriating us. We do have a weapon. It's called a vote. We used it. It's over.
Yes, I could go on Grace, Lord knows I can but why? I feel no need to gloat nor find any joy or comfort in the devastation of others. In fact, quite the contrary. That's a future hub, right? For now I think my answer will suffice. Well I can't be sure what anyone else thinks, but I'm quite satisfied with being one of the enlightened ones.
Keep the faith in the BigApple, Grace. Peace, Paula