The word that resonated with the 2008 Election was that of change and transparency. For years, Washington has hid, quite well, the inner workings of the political machine, and one could argue that this is the most transparency we’ve seen in Washington in a long time…at least the last 100 days or so. The banner of transparency was used as a battle cry for many American’s who expected that the whole truth had not yet been told. Day after day, as pundits argue opinions and speculations on news programs, even these answers seemed too simple for the immense problems faced by the country over the last few months.
Below, I choose a question format (a system of writing I normally do not use often). I do not offer my suspicions or speculations, but simply ask the questions someone, if not everyone, has wanted answered by elected officials at some point and time.
~Does the Democratic Party think it will hold on to this lead in the House and Senate longer than two years? If so…how?
~Surely, is the Republican Party not aware, that it is being painted as a racist and bigoted party?
~Was Obama’s transition team not aware of all the ethical problem’s the nominees presented to the American people were going to present? Were we not expected to question their integrity?
~Does Michael Steele understand that, no one knows his job description?
~Does Rush Limbaugh understand that he has probably encouraged those with smaller mindsets and bigoted spirits, to give conservatism a bad name? Does he know that he has extended the timeline for “Justified Racism” for another 40 years?
~Does anyone in the Administration “REALLY” think that with the recent passing of the stimulus package and budget, things here in America will began to get better?
~If not Iraq, why Afghanistan? Are we too chicken shit to go into Iran?
~ Who the hell killed Kennedy 63’? Who the hell killed King? Who the hell killed Kennedy 68’?
~Was Collin Powell an escape-goat?
~Are they’re Aliens? If so, will the American People find out too late?
~Do you mean, No One knew about September 11th in enough time to prevent it?
~Was Vice-President Cheney running the White House or was President Bush? Will either of them take responsibility for any misdeeds done by that administration? Are we too chicken shit to prosecute if wrong doing is found?
~Does Washington really think Main Street has faith in what’s being done there?
~ Does anyone else find Rep. Joe Barton condescending?
~ If the Republican Party is so much for “Conservatism”, what’s with all the sexual harassment accusations by its representatives?
~ If the Democratic Party is about inclusiveness, why doesn’t it reach out to the democrats outside of urban centers?
~ Was the Moon Landing Real?
~ When will faith leaders and politicians sit down and define the “Separating Line”?
~ Does Joe Biden know how hard his Communication’s Director works?
~ Why can boys/girls leave their families, learn to kill, come home, and then can’t buy a drink?
~ When will Veterans get the proper treatment/attention they deserve?
~Does the US Army/Navy/Marine/Air force really believe that just because they don’t ask; soldiers won’t tell SOMEONE?
~What is “Bi-Partisan?”
~When will Al Franken get into office?
~ Why can’t America develop a cure for AIDS, but developed the Hydrogen Bomb over 60 years ago?
~ Did the US Government develop AIDS?
~ Where is the cure for Cancer?
~ If a woman shouldn’t have the right to abort…who gives her the right to keep?
~ What is Socialism….I thought President Obama was a Democrat, and why are Republican’s calling him a Socialist?
Well…these are just a few questions that I have had; but I know there are many more! The real question is, will we see some, if not all of these questions answered? The amount of trust that has been lost by the American citizen and his/her representative is absolutely horrid; to know, that many American’s were energized by this election and have maintained the enthusiasm is fantastic; to know that one cover-up or lie will eliminate the bridge of trust between Main street and Washington is frightening.
Perhaps Benjamin Franklin summed it up best by stating,
“There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.”