By Rajesh Gandhi
In a recent CBS-TV interview President Barack Obama let out his frustration and said: “Washington feels as broken as it did four years ago when I took office.” He admitted his inability to change the atmosphere because politics trumps problem-solving – thus voiding his 2008 campaign promise of “yes, we can.”
This should not come as surprise to any citizen with a little common sense. Politicians always play games with us, especially in an election year and, in America, elections are held every two years. Politicians are more interested in holding on to their power and getting re-elected than solving nation’s problems. That’s why they give us false hopes and phony promises. And the campaign is all about raising millions of dollars and using the money in negative advertising against opponents. In the end, the guy with more money and more negative ads wins the election, whether he is capable for the office or not.
If the voters stop believing politicians’ empty words and not reacting to their negative ads, they can elect some sincere, honest and capable leaders, who can solve the national problems such as healthcare issues, immigration quagmire and financial crisis. But these kind of people are minority, that is why we elect the leaders we don’t deserve.