“I’ve Sat Here Long Enough!”

Those were the words of President Obama after the meeting between Democratic and Republican leaders to consider raising the debt ceiling, apparently became too frustrating to deal with any longer.  Honestly, it doesn’t matter much to me if you are a Democrat or a Republican, I think we’re all concerned about the economy, America’s debt, and how that affects all of us.  As important as this is, to me there’s a greater issue that needs dealt with, and that is the apparent need for both Democrats and Republicans to position themselves with their base, rather than mutually work together for the common good.  Here’s how CNN reported it.  I mean seriously, all this political posturing that only tends to unnecessarily frustrate the situations and complicate the issues; until both sides or one side says, “I’ve sat here long enough!” is how we get things done??

I try not to throw my proverbial two-cents into the political realm, and prefer to stay away from it altogether; that is, opining about it.  But, “I’ve sat here long enough!”  May I propose a solution??

  1. Let’s quit worrying about being Democrats or Republicans and start thinking about being “WE the PEOPLE of the United States of America…!”  (We, as in ONE…)
  2. Maybe we should pray and ask God what He thinks??  (Hopefully this wouldn’t take 2 committees, 10 sub-committees, 15 resolutions, and ongoing debates for decades to determine and decide “who exactly is God??)
  3. As the old rock band War (interesting name considering the song…) used to query: “Sometimes I don’t speak bright, alright, but I know what I’m talking about.  Why can’t we be friends?”  (Exactly!  What can’t we all be friends?  Friends as in, to borrow a Beatles’ tune line, “Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friend… We can work it out!”)
  4. Quit making it about politics and start making it about people!  (That pretty much speaks for itself)

Because as far as the politics go… I’ve sat here long enough!


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