Can we somehow disband this Senate and start over? There are now many pieces of legislation passed by the House and stalled in the Senate. This, after a year-long spectacle of dithering, posturing, and negotiating over health care reform. I think that we could pick 100 people off the street and have them work better for our national interest, rather than the self interests that now prevail.
In our republic's early days, many thought that the intelligent elite should run the country. We now have those who consider themselves elite and work on preserving their positions rather than what's good for the country.
While I consider President Obama a special person and continue to support him, he has let us down in some respects. Where are the inspiring speeches and words that might have led to public support for strong action? He did get us a stimulous legislation and health care and financial reform, but in each case less than needed because he didn't provide the specific demands, the political clout, the leadership and inspiration called for in these times.