Our votes will go to waste and the coming revolution will be filled with more phony politicians if we don’t get involved, right now.
For many in the country last night’s victory is a repudiation of a great deal of things. If Facebook is any indicator that people are sick of “safe spaces” and PC culture. The angry voters who went to the polls to ring in Trump weren’t voting for Trump.
They knew we needed a political reset and we got it. It’s also a vote against the professional staffer; people like Paul Ryan, who has spent his entire life either as a staffer or member. These people might not last – and no one will. A representative democracy must adapt and change with the ebb and flow of the times and its people.
Do you know anyone to be exactly the same year after year? There’s a locked status quo that has been cultivated in Washington. Members are so busy running for re-election, attending dinners and have conversations with lobbyists. Those lobbyists have PACs and those dinners are fundraisers. If the idea is to get re-elected to do great things when and if you can, you have to play ball. There is no way out of that political reality.