The Bright Coast

Progressive Thoughts from San Diego Alums on Law, Politics, and Culture

Bayh’s retirement

Posted by brightcoast on February 15, 2010

Link to article here. Apparently our party is worried that this will result in a GOP resurgence, which would be in accordance with the nature of the ebbs and flows that accompany attempts at major change. My concern, however,  is not which party is in power, but rather the cop out that “the system is broken,” or “there is too much partisanship.” Well Bayh, and Governor Palin, how will anything get resolved if all of you idealists and those who really are for the people abandon ship when the going gets tough? How will the up and coming generation be inspired to pursue a career in government if prominent leaders continue to proliferate the system that it’s all about party politics.

It reminds me of a piece I saw about the race in Texas, Bailey was commenting that she wants to change something or other, not unlike Meg Whitman’s ridiculous ad about the Welfare System in California. (Which by the way, I believe misses the point, if you require people on welfare to earn their GED or to get a job, who’s going to watch their children to make this happen? Will you provide them with more funds so that they can pay someone else to raise their children in the name of goals you force upon them? I’m not saying change isn’t welcome, but let’s be realistic)

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Isn’t that how the saying goes?


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