We elect politicians who promise to go to Washington and get things done, but nothing seems to get done in Washington, DC. What does get done usually has dire consequences for the rest of us. And when we are unhappy with the results, we’re told that gridlock is to blame. Democrats blame Republicans. Republicans blame Democrats. According to the political class, no one is responsible for anything – but the other guys are responsible for everything.
If the two major parties are ever going to accomplish anything we need a third party to take the blame. I hereby announce the founding of…
The Responsible Party.
No one from this new party will ever get elected, of course. And, despite the fact that no one in The Responsible Party will ever hold office or create any new laws, The Responsible Party will always be at fault.
Now, instead of Republicans and Democrats bickering over who is to blame they’ll be free to actually govern. I’m not sure that will improve things, but I’m willing to give it a try. After all, what we’ve been doing isn’t working, so in the words of our current President Obama, “It’s time to try something new”.
In an effort to get this new thing moving, I offer myself as The Responsible Party’s candidate for President of the United States. I’m pretty sure no one else will volunteer, so I’ll make the ultimate sacrifice. Well, it’s not really much of a sacrifice since I’m confident I don’t stand a chance of actually getting elected.
And that’s fine with me.
It’s about time someone took responsibility for all the mistakes the political class makes. Now everyone can blame me.
You can blame me, but please don’t vote for me. I’ve been to DC. It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.