This weekend we hit new lows in politics. As news became public of Justice Scalia's death and before his body could be moved to it's final resting place, Republicans began plotting on how they could each position themselves politically in light of the news.
Like a bunch of children trying to hide their giggles during a moment of silence at school, the politicians during the Debate could barely control themselves. If you really want to know the problem with American politics, it was on full display this weekend. THERE IS NO RESPECT!
There is no respect for the passing of a Justice of the Supreme Court, there is no respect for the Presidency, and there is certainly no respect for the American people who pay their salaries. As mentioned above, even before the burial, the Republicans have already stated that they don't care who President Obama nominates, they won't even entertain the vote. They are so disrespectful of the President that they won't listen to anything proposed by this President.
Is this what the American people voted for? Senators who's only responsibility is to vote "yes" or "no"; make the unilateral decision to not do their job. And if you think this behavior only has to do with the recent passing of Justice Scalia, you're mistaken. In their opinion, President Obama has been a lamb duck President for eight years. That means they decided to do nothing about immigration, National Defense, supporting our veterans, and our crumbling infrastructure. Yet, they have no problem collecting their salary.
This article has nothing to do with Democratic or Republican values. It's about respect. Our politicians are paid to listen to each other and work out the best solutions for our country. When they decide to put their collective fingers in their ears, and deny the American people fair representation in Washington, ultimately, it is the American people who are being disrespected.