Some days after I read the news, it is all I can do to not scream till I am hoarse, while throwing a ten-ton hissy-fit. I feel like that boy in the story who is pointing out that the emperors junk is exposed and everyone just wants to shush him while continuing to pretend the emperor could not possibly be naked, in fact it's the most splendid suit that has ever been crafted… Of BULLSHIT!
35% voter turn out! That's why!
You get the government you work for, or you get the government you deserve.
I guess the point is that we can't expect this dog and pony show to get any better the longer we allow it to run this way. It will only get more ludicrous and eventually go plaid all together.
So unless wholesale revolution is in order (and I'm not saying it isn't), we gotta work within the system we claim to love. But that means active participation. Regardless of what many might think, each vote DOES COUNT. Educate yourselves about the candidates, pay attention to what the ones who you help to elect are doing and write them letters/emails when you have ideas, concerns or information you believe they need to make intelligent and informed decisions. Otherwise, you are just another armchair assassin and you should content yourselves with eating your hot pocket and watching Hoarders.
If you aren't willing to be part of the solution, you end up only a part of the problem.