People need to stop looking to the major political parties as entities that want to help the people. That’s just not the case anymore, if it ever was. The last year of everyone’s lives should make that crystal clear. Politicians are not coming to “save you.” And as late president Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” People would be wise to heed those words again.
One person who fully understand how the Washington D.C. machine works is former congresswoman from Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard.
Gabbard appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Thursday to talk about a multitude of different topics, but what stood — at least for this writer — was Gabbard’s impression of what Congress is really like. And as most of us already know, our government is filled with selfish, entitled elitists who stick to their cliques — which ironically are formed based on what those other people can do for them.
Rogan asked Gabbard what Congress was like for someone who doesn’t consider herself a typical politician. The 39-year-old told Rogan that she remembered phoning her family back in Hawaii and commenting that Congress is a lot “like high school.”
Even when we’re on the House floor — that’s the only time we’re all together, usually for votes — and you’ve got everybody, all 435 members there, and you see the little cliques gathering in their designated corners like the ‘cafeteria tables.’ And you know, one clique is kind of, you know, giving the ‘mean girls side-eye’ to the other clique. And like, ‘Oh, you’re hanging out on that side of the room with those people? What’s wrong with you?’
Just as rational thinking people suspected all along, a vast majority of Congress are no better than petulant children who throw tantrums when they don’t get their way.
After Rogan and Gabbard shared a laugh and a smile about her characterization of Congress, Gabbard continued.
“It’s funny, but it’s so terrible when you understand that this is the power base for decision making in our country,” Gabbard said. “And you’re like, ‘How is this even possible?’ It’s possible because so often people will vote for a candidate because like, ‘They have a really cool ad on TV’ or ‘that person is a good looking guy or good looking girl’ or ‘they talk good, they talk nice, sounds smart, yeah alright, check,’ rather than, ‘Alright, what are your capabilities?’”
It is incumbent upon the people to make sound, informed decision when voting, because when you don’t for decade upon decade you end up with a governmental system with only two parties who are perfectly comfortable publicly hating each other while they pass the football to each other every four to eight years.
Gabbard was a member of the House of Representatives, representing Hawaii from 2013 to 2021.
For Gabbard’s full comments on this subject, watch below: