Someone who claims to be a government insider—an anonymous democrat Congressman—has published a refreshingly honest essay on the disgusting hubris of America’s elected representatives. The book, titled: Confessions of Congressman X, contains the modis operandi of a typical Congressional bureaucrat and their disdain for the electorate.
From The Daily Mail.
A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a legislator has penned a tell-all about the worst parts of serving in the House of Representatives – saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time for reading the bills he votes on.
Mill City Press, a small Minnesota-based ‘vanity press’ publisher describes ‘The Confessions of Congressman X’ as ‘a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own.’
‘No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions are deeply disturbing.’
A website set up to sell the book discloses that the author is a ‘Democrat.’
Most of the excerpts that appear on the book jacket will come as little surprise to Americans who are cynical about the political process.
……The book also takes shots at voters as disconnected idiots who let Congress abuse its power through sheer incompetence.
“…takes shots at voters as disconnected idiots”. Two Obama terms are proof positive.
As infuriating as it was to hear Jonathan Gruber describe American voters as “stupid”, there’s no other explanation for a shitbag like Obama to be placed in a position to push some of the most depraved, obscene, destructive policies in our history. Too many voters are low information morons who couldn’t even pass a basic civics test. Half the time their heads are buried in their Iphones, and the other half of the time, up their asses.
Excerpts from the book:
……Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works. Hell, I’m lucky if my constituents know my name and what I do. . .But that’s OK. It’s far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave nothing but instant gratification.
……My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. That’s why fundraising takes precedence over everything. (Unfortunately) it’s so time-consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like most of my colleagues, I seldom know how the legislation will be implemented, or what it’ll cost.
……We spend money we don’t have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Everything’s for the here and now. Screw the next generation. . .It’s all about immediate publicity, getting credit now, lookin’ good for the upcoming election.”
“My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. That’s why fundraising takes precedence over everything.”
There’s a solution for that; term limits. That way you can focus on doing the job you were elected to do without worrying about fund raising. If we like the job you did, we will keep you in office. If not, you can be replaced.
There’s a blurb about the author on the website promoting the book:
A Democrat, Congressman X demanded anonymity for his shockingly frank ‘confessions,’ for fear of retribution from his colleagues and constituents. His identity is known only to his editor and confidant, Robert Atkinson, the former chief of staff and press secretary for two Democratic members of Congress. As explained in the Foreward, the book is based on a series of informal conversations Atkinson had with Congressman X over a period of many years.
Atkinson is best known for his highly respected travel newsletter, Hideaway Report, which he wrote under the nom de plume Andrew Harper. He served as Editor-in-Chief for 28 years prior to his retirement in 2007. During that time he was regularly profiled in many leading publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Forbes. He currently resides in Boise, Idaho, where he serves on the Honors College Advisory Board at Boise State University.
Andrew Finstuen, Honors College Dean
Annal Frenz, Honors College Academic Advisor
Don Warner, College of Arts and Sciences
Ann Campbell, College of Arts and Sciences
Samia Islam, College of Business
Richard Osguthorpe, College of Education
Wan Kuang, College of Engineering
Lee Hannah, College of Health Sciences
Ross Burkhart, College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs
Lauren Williams, HSA President 2014-2015
It remains to be seen whether the author is a real Congressman or if it’s simply a statement written by a fed-up American who knows what we all do; that most politicians are corrupt, self-absorbed crapweasels with no desire to honor the Constitution or serve the people of the United States. It’s bad enough they get installed in the first place. What makes it worse is no one holds them accountable.