Politicians: Put Up or Shut Up
by Karl Dobias
While watching this weeks episode of Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer, I was taken back a little bit. This week, Bob had on Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell, two major players in the recent fiscal cliff debacle and, let’s just say, things could have gone better.
If you’ve seen Bob in the last couple months, you’d know that he’s pretty much angry at everybody right now. And who can blame him? After his inability to reel in the candidates during the Presidential Debate that he moderated, Bob couldn’t be less thrilled with the disagreements that can’t seem to get resolved. No one is agreeing on anything right now, and this weekend’s episode of Face the Nation was no different.
Whenever he asked Pelosi or McConnell a question, they would simply deflect his question and respond with questions and retorts of their own. Bob would scowl and accuse them of not answering his questions and then move on to another guest.
Here is my plea- We need more politicians who don’t beat around the bush and treat people like people, not voters. We need more Ron Paul’s and Cory Bookers running the country and fewer Pelosi’s.
It isn’t an issue of Democrats or Republicans- it’s an issue of efficiency and truly working for the American people. If you can’t do that, maybe it’s time to retire.