My great-grandmother Georgiana used to recite us portions of Edgar Guest's poem "Myself."
I have to live with myself, and so,
I want to be fit for myself to know;
I want to be able as days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye;
I don't want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I've done.
Republicans what are you doing for the country, workers and the economy? Can you look yourself in the eye and say you are doing all you can for the American people. Go to Time Out until you get through this temper tantrum.
Your tantrum hurts America. You have cut wages to federal workers and defeated gun reform with valid mental health guidelines in it. Now you fight a budget and debt ceiling deal.
You need to stop whining and get Americans working. We need you to pass a Jobs Bill to get millions of Americans working again.
Stop whining and attacking President Obama. Senator McConnell you smirked years ago saying your number one priority is making sure the President wasn't reelected. Well he was reelected, you lost, move on.
Your whining, pettiness and bitterness hurt the country. Going after one person while holding millions of Americans hostage in an attempt to do what?
That is the question, What is your end game? It isn't ObamaCare. That's the smoke screen. Is it to expose the Cruz/Tea Party element to get moderate, traditional Republicans into office? There are better ways to do that.
Is it to destroy the President's legacy? That's not good for America?
As elected officials, leaders of your political party, you are failing the American people. That's not good for America. You have focused on repealing laws rather than offering ideas to strengthen them. You haven't introduced or passed anything to promote strengthening our economy. That's not good for America.
Senator McConnell, Speaker Boehner, where is the legislation that puts Republicans at the forefront of pulling the poor from the depths of poverty? Moves the middle class into the upper middle class? Makes small businesses stronger and lowers the unemployment rate?
Your attention is so focused on defeating Obama, you forgot to position the Party to win in 2014 and 2016. Instead you pulled the victim card. You scream, lie and cheat the American people. Crying foul and painting yourself as the victim.
It is sickening to watch grown men cry foul, sounding like crybabies. So you go to "Time Out."
Sit and reflect on what you are doing that is hurting the country. You can't come out until you tell us how you are going to help Americans get back to work.
Stop whining! American families need to know when this #governmentshutdown will stop. We need you working for the American people not against them working.
As we wait and you sit in the Time Out corner, I leave you with this portion of Guest's poem. Wondering at the end of the day at the setting sun, one day will you hate yourself for the things you have done.
I want to deserve all men's respect;
But here in this struggle for fame and pelf,
I want to be able to like myself.
I don't want to think as I come and go
That I'm for bluster and bluff and empty show.