For the longest of times we continue to do the same thing. We put the same people in office—offering the same antiquated ideas and then we complain that they can’t come up with new ideas to keep pace with the changing times. We complain so much every two years or four years that we put the same people in office to repeat the process.
Fast forward we have a woman that has basically controlled at least one news cycle every day since she was elected to the House of Representatives.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has garnered a good share of media. She doesn’t shy away from the limelight.
She has talked about the environment, healthcare, taxes, a living wage and all the hot button topics that one talks about this way.
Those that are Republicans hate her—mock her.
Those that are Democrats support her---raise her up as a new era in the party.
What we have is a freshmen lawmaker looking for ink.
And, if the idea in government is to come up with a new idea to better society—then we have the formula.
Not everyone is wrong in government. Not everyone is right.
If the purpose of government is to find the best and make it happen, then certainly we can all listen to what A-O-C says and build on it. A Democrat says something. A Republican says “that’s a good idea, why don’t we do this to build it up.” Suddenly and without a government shutdown we have bipartisanship. An idea. A success in Congress. And, a win for the American people.
It is unfortunate that we have built American Politics right now to a game show based on a political football game. It is more about wins and losses and building your own career up then building a country and a society up.
Being in Government is perhaps one of the easiest things you can do. All it takes is the desire to improve what we have and the ability to navigate through political minefields.
Sorry. All that would take is people listening rather than screaming or ridiculing. We can’t do that on Main Street America. Why should we expect it to happen in the halls of the most famous political body in the universe?
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