I consider myself a good judge of character, although I've made mistakes in judgement before. From what I've seen and heard from Marco Rubio, he's the real deal. I'm sure I won't agree with all his positions, but I believe he's an honest, good person, and his ideas regarding limited government are a breath of fresh air. Rubio is a serious person - an adult.
I'm sickened by what I see on tv, in blogs, within government, in newspapers, magazines and from political speeches. The political game is old, trite and pathetic. The pundits play a game of contrast with the party lines, and there's always the wink and nod air about it all which sends the message that it's only about who pays them to spout nonsense -- nothing original, nothing objective, nothing independent. The old media is biased and they go along slogging for their party -- predictable, silly and dishonest.
I read blogs where political issues are discussed with cool aloofness, more concerned with the intellectual thickness of the prose than with clarity and sincerity.
We're reaching a point where the political game is a ridiculous sideshow, and those of us who live daily with the ups and downs of an economy being ravaged by goverment intervention are not amused. I have friends who depend on the stability of the rules -- people with a large stake to protect, for their families and the families of their employees - there are people like this all over the country, employs and employees who only want to be left alone to do their work and do it well. The government is playing games with people's lives and the political class talk about it all as if the most important matter to consider is the balance of Obama's political capital or if the Republicans will gain seats in 2010 -- those are worthy topics, but there's much more to consider outside the political game.
This disgust with the political class is growing across the country, and those the pundits like to make fun of are going to push back. The political class has no idea who these people are -- they are a powerful, diverse lot, not the ignorant, angry mob depicted by the media. They're not so much angry as disgusted and motivated to stop the nonsense -- they are not a mob, but, rather, a huge number of individuals sick of collective thought, patronizing bullshit and nannyism. It's time for serious adults to step forward, and they are stepping forward -- they are saying "No more!".
Enough is enough, and if we've created a silly, irresponsible government, then it's time to change it. It's time to stop being defined by immature, no-nothing wannabes who've never produced anything in their lives but sarcasm and deceit. They are not important despite their self-images as shakers and movers. They are moochers who add nothing to the national conversation -- they don't solve problems, they only spin and prostitute themselves for recognition. They are all part of the State machine which has grown too big and needs to be cut down to size.
I'm not blanketing all the playes in the political class, but it's become apparent that too many of these clowns have infiltrated the media and the government while eveyone else was making things work, producing and creating new things. The most frightening aspect is that many of the absurd clowns have power.
I may be wrong about Rubio's character, and he may implode in a sex scandal of ten women, a priest and a goat, but I won't miss a stride, because as he said in an interview today -- it's not about him, it's about the message. The message is that America is awake and we're cleaning house. Now, that's clear.