When will Republicans and Democrats stand up for themselves and their principles? When will they stop blindly serving a party where the establishment holds onto power with the grip of a rabid dog? Tired of the typical games, Glenn challenged Americans to stand up to the party hacks on both sides of the aisle.
Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said: “Let me reiterate what our position is, and it is unequivocal. We will not negotiate with Republicans in Congress over Congress’ responsibility to pay the bills that Congress has racked up, period…We have never defaulted, and we must never default. That is our position, 100 percent, full stop.”
“He blames all of the spending on Congress. And he’s right. Congress is the only one that can write these checks. Congress is the purse. And so he’s blaming Congress and the Republicans,” Glenn said.
Glenn said he is waiting for members of Congress to stand up and say they’ve had enough. For all the talk from Republicans saying they will listen to their constituents and attempt to defund Obamacare, only a few of them are really taking action.
On the other hand, President Obama, the most powerful Democrat in the country, is preparing for war in Syria which will only entangle America in foreign affairs with no clear path to victory or objectives, a scenario not too different from what the liberals attacked George Bush for doing in Iraq.
“When are the Republicans, when are the democrats going to stand up? And I would love to see them stand up together and say we just want some common sense. We just want people to say what they mean and mean what they say,” Glenn said. “If somebody has the guts to actually do that and if you could put together three Republicans and two democrats, you’d have a movement.”
Glenn said he has spoken privately with at least one Senator who agrees that the establishment will soon have to face the fact they have lost the faith and trust of the American people, and with it their grip on power. But that same Senator said that the American people also don’t realize how hard the establishment will fight to stay in power.
“We have to be humble and decent and join with one another. We have to go out of our way. I would ask you to be a missionary, if you’re a — a Republican or a Democrat — be a missionary and go out and don’t try to convert anybody’s thinking onto your way. Go out and say can we stand together? Because I know you know this isn’t right. I know you know. And I’m not asking you to join me in what I think is right. I’m asking you to stand next to me while I take my party apart. You take your party apart. And let’s be people again. Let’s be neighbors again. Let’s be Americans again. We don’t have to agree, but we both do agree that there’s no common sense in Washington, D.C., and it’s got to stop.”