• Dennis Elliott

    The whole bunch in Washington sicken me. No wonder they can’t break a 17% favorability rating (and their new leader is heading down to that level faster than the soundness of the dollar). Every day is another abysmal performance by the whole bunch. I am reminded of what Oliver Cromwell said to the English “rump” parliament and it seems fearfully applicable now to our own Congress:

    Cromwell entered the House of Commons and announced that the Members had grown immoral and corrupt and that the country could do without its services

    “You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately … Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go.

    It is high time for Me to put an End to your Sitting in this Place, which you have dishonoured by your Contempt of all Virtue, and defiled by your Practice of every Vice;
    Ye are a factious Crew and Enemies of all good Government; Ye are a Pack of mercenary Wretches and would, like Esau, Sell your Country for a Mess of Pottage; and like Judas, betray your God for a few Pieces of Money; Is there a single Virtue now remaining amongst you?
    Is there one Vice that you do not possess? Ye have no more Religion than my horse! Gold is your God: Which of you have not bartered your Conscience for Bribes?
    Is there a Man amongst you that has the least care for the Good of the Commonwealth?
    Ye sordid prostitutes! Have you not defiled this Sacred Place, and turned the Lord’s Temple into a Den of Thieves by your immoral Principles and wicked Practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole Nation. “

    Would that we had a Cromwell now.


    This is your reward when you do the right thing – the FDIC berates you and then lowers your rating.

    Poetic injustice!