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?
No, I do not find that feeling embarassed serves a purpose. People are people, public figures even more so.
I'm mostly embarrassed that they think we are all so stupid that they pander down to "our level" of communication.
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.
Always , Yes they always fall to rhetoric when lossing thier momentum, Blah blah blah kind of rhetoric!
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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