I've long admired Peggy Noonan commentary. In this Opinion piece in the WSJ- LINK HERE- she bluntly casts the spotlight on our elected officials. I encourage you to read the whole things but here are some of the takeaways we all need to think about.
But you don't have to be on Wall Street to have GSHI(you'll have to read the article if you want o know what this means). Congress has it too. That's what the stimulus bill was about—not knowing what time it is, not knowing the old pork-barrel, group-greasing ways are over, done, embarrassing. When you create a bill like that, it doesn't mean you're a pro, it doesn't mean you're a tough, no-nonsense pol. It means you're a slob.
That's how the Democratic establishment in the House looks, not like people who are responding to a crisis, or even like people who are ignoring a crisis, but people who are using a crisis. Our hopeful, compelling new president shouldn't have gone with this bill. He made news this week by going to the House to meet with Republicans. He could have made history by listening to them.
The emphasis added above is mine. DEMS GONE WILD is mine also. Her article was more graciously titled LOOK AT THE TIME