The Heart of the SWAMP
We have known that Congress had been corrupt for quite a long time. Oh not every member, but those in key political positions of power. We hear about the Speakers of the House and Senate, and the Minority Leaders, the Whips and Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs. Newbies (freshmen in Congress) are assigned committees and told to sit down and shut up and learn how things are done. Those who don’t ascribe to the hierarchy simply leave after one term or before the end of their term.
What we haven’t heard about is the power behind the power. So think about this for a minute.
Congressmen and Congresswomen are human beings. They have their good points, their weaknesses and faults as do all human beings. The dominant ones we refer to as Alphas, the ones who lead the pack. I’m sure that every committee chair is an Alpha. They direct the committee and insure specific agendas are pushed forward to the floor for a vote. That is one reason why bills get passed and moved over to the other chamber for a vote on a companion bill, before it goes to the President to be signed into law.
One of the things that have turned Congress into the cesspool (SWAMP) that it has become is called a Caucus. A caucus is more like a lobbying group within the Congress. A Caucus is where 2 or more like minded Members of Congress join together to advance specific goals, or projects that favor their states or districts. In 2017 there were 242 Congressional Caucuses and today in 2019 there are now 512 Congressional Caucuses. It is conceivable that all of the 535 Members of Congress could belong to each of the Caucuses (providing they meet the Caucus’s racial, religious or other biases). That means 512 different lobbying groups vying for the attention and assets of the entire 535 Members of Congress. That my friends are what the SWAMP looks like in Washington, D.C. and during my research I have discovered “The Heart of the SWAMP” is none other than the Congressional Black Caucus. Shock and Awe right?
Now I know you’re going to say that I’m way off base, or that I don’t know what I’m talking about right? How else can you explain how a group of 49 Representatives and Senators, now claiming up to 55 members with Chair/Co-Chair and/or membership in various Committees/Sub-Committees, Taskforces and Working Groups (28+) can steer first the Democratic Party, The Democratic National Committee, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in a direction that is contrary to Federal, State or Local laws or in opposition to the Constitution of the United States which they have sworn to protect and defend?
Career politicians are fueled by power and money. Power over people (votes) and money from lobbying groups and campaign contributors and to lose either makes them unable to function successfully in Congress. The Congressional Black Caucus with their power over blacks (African-Americans) and in conjunction with other minority Caucuses makes them a very powerful voting bloc in Congress.
The funny thing about power and money is that there is never enough. We have seen a sudden and decided shift in politics with the arrival of President Donald Trump in the White House. We hear cries of “White Supremacy in the White House” from the very racially charged “Congressional BLACK Caucus” in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate, who consider themselves outside the law, or better yet they have become the “Racial Self-Appointed Police” of the government. It is no wonder that all the political hype about stopping Trump from draining the SWAMP comes from the CBC and other groups who align themselves against the President.
Seems to be the rationale of the Congressional Black Caucus as they clamor for retributions based upon what they “FEEL” are owed them for the mistreatment of their ancestors by a “white America”. In fact one of the CBC talking points on their official website says something to the effect that for 200 years Congress was a white man’s club and now that the CBC has arrived it is their duty to upset the club by making theirs an “exclusive” for blacks only (understood yet unwritten in the bylaws).
For the nation to truly heal the wounds of past racial division there need not be any Congressional “Salt” poured into those wounds. What kind of example does the CBC exhibit to the young people of today when they are voicing divisive and destructive words or actions to divide and control fellow Americans whom they have sworn to represent as they make life better for all?
Yes the Heart of the SWAMP is the Congressional Black Caucus with tentacles into every major facet of Congress with the soul intent to bring this nation to its knees. For Americans who have taken “the oath” to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign and domestic, we must take a closer look at who our domestic enemies are.
“It’s a very imperfect world, and you can’t always choose your friends. That’s life. But you can never fail to recognize your enemies.” – President Donald J. Trump
I call on all Americans to consider the facts that Congress is not our friends. They are in fact there to serve OUR needs, not to line their pockets, pad their bank accounts or acquire wealth (power and money). We must hold our members of Congress accountable for their actions and for their failing to act in our behalf. – I am the Real Truckmaster!