Have you ever known a person who always manipulates their peers to do what they want to do by threatening to “take their ball and go home” if they don’t get their way? I’ve known folks like that over the years. The thing is, eventually you just don’t care if they do go. In fact, everyone is usually happier when they do leave.
They’re brats. Everyone knows that they’re brats. The only ones that don’t seem to know it are the brats themselves.
Lately, here in Indiana, and also up there in Wisconsin, we’ve been seeing a new set of official brats with titles. Whether they are State Senators or State Representatives, if they don’t get their way, they’re just going to walk away and hold everyone else hostage. I guess they figure if they can’t get their way by working within the system, then they’ll just circumvent the system, and manipulate everyone into conforming to their views.
The strategy is to prevent any vote that you can’t win legitimately. Go hide in another state. They couldn’t win the votes in November. Now, they can’t win the argument on the floor of the capital building. So, the plan is to “take their ball” and go…hide.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not calling them brats and shameful because they are Democrats and I tend to vote Republican. I don’t care about their party affiliation. When you have a role WITHIN our system of government, you don’t begin to then CIRCUMVENT that system when things aren’t going your way. If the Republicans were the ones holding their private meetings in that hotel in Urbana, I’d be giving them a few cyber-slaps across the face too.
In my view, we are watching the beginnings of the demise of our system of government when those who are supposed to be functioning within that system begin to circumvent the system and work outside the system because they aren’t getting their way. It is bordering of traitorous.
Get back to work, boys. Stand up and speak your mind. Vote your conscience. If you can’t make your arguments prevail on the legislative floor, then get out there and win more precincts in the next election. Take it to the people and see if you can win the day. That’s how our government was designed to work.
Don’t be brats with titles.