A couple of things happened in a span of 24 to 48 hours…Navy Seals went in to Somalia and successfully rescued two hostages and Gabby Giffords resigned from Congress to concentrate on rehabilitation after being shot in the head over a year ago.
What’s so great about these two events other than the obvious?
To me, these two events show us how amazing people can be, they show how awesome life can be, and the true meaning of the human spirit…but you know what else they show?
Those two moments show us exactly how weak and infantile our politicians are.
How does Washington find the balls to bicker and point fingers when Navy Seals are risking their lives to rescue two people they do not know? How is it that our politicians gather up the courage to be so greedy and non-compromising when someone like Gabby Giffords has shown us how fragile life is?
There are a million examples we can use here to show how absolutely disgusting it is that our political leaders choose greed over giving, name calling over problem solving, and selfishness over selflessness.
When I was a kid, politicians were still people to look up to. Now…I am utterly disappointed in the behavior of our elected officials.
To the politicians…your greed, your dishonesty, and your unwillingness to compromise is beyond disgusting. There are people giving their lives in order for you to sit on your golden soapboxes, I would expect you to behave with more humility, more honesty, and more integrity.
Let’s hold people accountable.
- Goodbye Gabby Giffords (bilerico.com)
- The AC360 Weekly Buzz: State of the Union, Gabby Giffords, Egypt, Romney, Gingrich, Oscars (ac360.blogs.cnn.com)
- Speaker Boehner Sheds Tears After Embracing Gabby Giffords (mediaite.com)