Up front let me say that I have no idea what Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) stood for or how he voted. I don’t vote in Indiana and had never hear of him before today. I don’t care if this retirement puts a seat “in play” or any of that other nonsense. I wanted to give a minute of my time to thank Sen. Bayh for openly saying what America is thinking but both parties seem to be ignoring:
(CNN) — Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Indiana, said Monday afternoon that he won’t seek a third term in the Senate — a major blow to Democrats worried about losses in the midterm elections.
“Congress is not operating as it should,” Bayh said at a news conference in Indianapolis, adding there’s too much partisanship and “the people’s business is not getting done.”
Bayh said he loves public service but does “not love Congress” and is “not motivated by strident partisanship or ideology.”
I can’t imagine how these folks can even say the word “bipartisan” without bursting into flames. The parties have hijacked the process from the people. If you’re a leader in a dysfunction organization you must work to fix it or go out of business. With this horrid lack of leadership in Congress all we seem get is debt. This poison on the Hill is apparent to everyone except maybe the House and Senate Majority and Minority leaders. Sen. Bayh’s retirement should not be taken as a victory for the RNC. It should be taken as a clear warning to all Senators that the ostrich with its head in the sand tends to get run over by the stamped.