Friday, October 08, 2010

The reign of Nancy Pelosi's ethical and transparent Congress may be coming to an end. It was just four years ago that Princess Nancy promised that the Democrats would lead "the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history." Remember that? Surely you didn't believe her ... did you?

So what happened? Pelosi's Posse got drunk with power. Then the Democrats believed that their drunken spending spree was validated by the voters when they captured the White House in 2008. But for whatever reason - the continuously floundering economy, the passing of legislation nobody wants, the emergence of the Tea Party, secret closed-door meetings, ethics investigations into their own members, bills that nobody has read - the Democrats find themselves in a position where people no longer believe them. Simply put: they have lost America's trust. It is not that the Republicans have gained that trust, which they so squandered years ago, but that the Democrats blew it. And Nancy Pelosi was at the helm. A recent poll emphasizes this fact: Most voters think Congress's ethics have gotten worse in the past two years, with 57% of likely voters believing that the ethical situation on Capitol Hill has deteriorated since PrezBo took office.