This election proves one thing – Americans are angry. Many feel the system works against them. They are losing The Big D!ck Contest. Even if they aren’t trying to win no one wants to get the short end of the stick.
Every four years during the presidential election we get the express our anger with our one vote. It’s our one opportunity to express our opinion in a meaningful way. This year it’s a contest between two flawed candidates. But if you’ve picked your flawed candidate, you can’t remotely understand why anyone would vote for the other one. After all, in your mind, the flaws of the other candidate are much bigger than the flaws of your candidate.
However it’s naïve to believe even someone as powerful, perhaps the ultimate Big D!ck title winner, the President of the United States, alone can fix why so many people feel they are losing the BDC. We elect a president not a dictator. Our government divides power so there are checks and balance between the branches.
Therefore, fixing Congress is our best and maybe only chance of fixing America’s problems. Why? They pass the bills that can make America better. In recent years instead of passing bills they spend their time obstructing legislation from being passed, holding partisan hearings and taking vacation days. This year Congress has barely worked over 100 days. If they worked more it might have impeded their fundraising and other efforts to expand their personal power base.
Congress must work across party lines to do what’s in America’s best interest. If we want to fix the problems in America we need to elect people that are willing to lose their job by doing the right thing for America not their personal careers. Elected officials are public servants. Until voters demand that members of Congress do their job – and their job is to pass bills by negotiating with others – the majority of Americans will continue to lose the big d!ck contest because no one is working on their behalf.
Yes, I used the word negotiate. We expect our Congressperson or Senator to go to Washington and either pass or prevent a bill about our pet issue as if all of America agrees with our opinion on it. Since bills usually involve money – consider this: How many couples agree on how they should spend their household budget? And we really think 535 members of Congress representing over 300 million Americans will agree the majority of the time on how to spend our tax dollars? That’s why Congress needs to negotiate and the citizens need to adjust our expectations. We need to understand that our pet cause might or might not be in the best interest the majority of Americans.
The best outcomes happen in a democracy when our representatives seek win-win solutions so the majority gets to bask in the glow of winning. And when you feel like you’re winning it’s hard to be angry.