Do you ever feel embarrassed by the behavior of our political leaders?

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  1. K. Burns Darling profile image82
    K. Burns Darlingposted 9 years ago

    Do you ever feel embarrassed  by the behavior of our political leaders?

    This morning Breakfast Pop served up a good old fashioned tongue lashing for  vice-president, Joe Biden,  Mike Doyle, (D- PA), and Tom Harkin (D-IA), a good tongue lashing for referring to a Tea Party member of Congress as a terrorist, (and the recipe for a great Breakfast Pie). Which got me thinking about how for the last several years there have been several incidences in which the political leadership has acted in a way that has left me feeling embarrassed on behalf of our country.  How do you feel about their behavior and it's reflection on us as a nation?

  2. Phil Plasma profile image76
    Phil Plasmaposted 9 years ago

    No, I do not find that feeling embarassed serves a purpose.  People are people, public figures even more so.

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    Old Empresarioposted 9 years ago

    I'm mostly embarrassed that they think we are all so stupid that they pander down to "our level" of communication.

  4. cbl2988 profile image61
    cbl2988posted 9 years ago

    Why can't I give a one word answer?! Yes!

  5. Onechanceisenough profile image61
    Onechanceisenoughposted 9 years ago

    Yes I do, but most of the time when they do have a scandel its hilarious, because you would never think they would be involved and stuff like that. On E  they showed a show about the most embarrasing moments for political leaders. The ones that shocked me was the one about Larry Craig, and Mark Foley. Lary and Mark are both gay and they both got caught for solicitation. If you haven't seen it you need to watch it. I'm not going to lie I think they're strange, and I'm sure other countries have some of the same kind of leaders that we have in their circle. So they may pity us, but we got reason to pity them also.

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    ahorsebackposted 8 years ago

    Always , Yes they always fall to rhetoric when lossing thier momentum,  Blah blah blah kind of rhetoric!

    1. K. Burns Darling profile image82
      K. Burns Darlingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      @ahorseback -  I know what you mean, I had an discussion with a friend yesterday about this very thing; He says that "it will take time fix what is already done." I say that all I hear is a lot of lip service.

  7. stanwshura profile image77
    stanwshuraposted 8 years ago

    Our current administration has caused me, nor should it compel *anyone*, to such embarrassment.   The "Tea-Partiers" are no more credible than the "birthers" - who themselves are a disgrace AND an embarrassment.  I have been embarrassed FOR some policians, even those to whom my blue bias defers, and never more so than for our current obstructionist congress, Bachman (holy cow!), Palin (too easy), George W. (whose ***contrived*** "every man" malapropisms have literary filled entire books!).

    No.  The current leadership has inspired me to hope and embrace and SAY, out loud!, a phrase I thought ego-dystonic to me, which I had thought would never, *EVER!* pass my lips, and which, sometime shortly after November 2008, I was breathless at discovering myself at peace and, for the first time in my life, felt courage and encouraged enough to take the risk to say:  "My country".


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