Is there such a thing as an HONEST politician of any political party? I don't limit my disdain and skepticism to Republicans or Democrats, or Independents,,,,I am truly an equal opportunity skeptic. It is called Thinking and Reasoning and not enough of it is happening to take care of more than a short term "band-aid" approach to the nations many issues.
We need more of what I will term "Statesmen"....those that are altruistic enough to make the hard vote based on what is really in the best interest of the nation, instead of what we have, which are "politicians" who are self serving, mouth-pieces of special interest groups and financial sources at election time.
Honesty and integrity are not owned by any political or philosophical group and are in most cases not being employed in the business of the people of the USA. How sad that we as a nation started with such high ideals and have since degenerated into what we have now......corruption of our institutions and bankruptcy of the system. Over the years too many players have "stirred the pot" to be able to blame any one person or political party. The blame lies with the people that kept placing the same individuals back in power to continue the corruption and the bankruptcy.....or those that chose to never participate. The people of this nation have always had the power to run the government and need to do so again in 2010 with a clean sweep. The message of 2008 apparently wasn't loud enough. It is not logical, nor reasonable, to believe that "more of the same, will somehow give us a different outcome, than it has in the past". Clean house and get some new ideas and perspectives! Just because you pay taxes doesn't give you the right to bitch if you aren't participating in the system. Get active, VOTE, get informed and VOTE, support a candidate or an issue and VOTE, or BECOME a candidate with ideas and beliefs and honesty and integrity, just participate!