Once you were of the people and you had their trust. You all took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States — and most violated that oath on the first day.
Then you became professional politians in contrast to those early members of Congress who served the public interest for a short time and returned to real careers. Now you are an elite above the law, who think insider trading, accepting bribes, courting special interests, and arranging porkulus for your districts makes you special.
Some of you don’t warm the bench forever, you seek the Main Chance with the revolving door, only to return in one Phoenix maneuver, accruing wealth with each step. Of course, some of you never, ever had a real job but you know in some mystical fashion what is best for the little people.
Unfortunately, you’ve lost your integrity — if you ever had any — lost sight of what the citizens perceive and wonder why congress (small c intentional) has such a poor rating by the majority of those citizens.
You wouldn’t poke a hornet’s nest with a stick but think nothing of unleashing sticks and stones and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune against the people. Let me count the ways, no, that would take more time and effort than it is worth. But here are just a few that rankle the senstivities of real people: