It’s been quite a while since I made a post about something as generic as “Georgia Politics”, but I think the time has come.
Looking across the spectrum, both in Georgia and in some of the races across the country, it certainly defies logic as to some of the candidates nominated by the parties for certain races. Some people are just not qualified to serve in the office they seek, plain and simple. They do not have the intellectual capacity for the job, they seek only partisan gain and not the improvement of the general public, or they are so grossly ethically challenged that it would be a disservice to elect or reelect them to the office in which they seek. I will let you debate as to which candidates I am referring. Cases could be made on both sides of the aisle.
As a party, (and I consider myself a loyal member of the Republican Party) I am worried that we are promoting candidates, that in normal situations, we would never support because of ethical and legal issues they may carry, simply because of the letter that comes after their name. In normal, less partisan times, wouldn’t we seek a higher standard for those seeking public office? If we truly are dissatisfied with politics as usual, shouldn’t we demand a higher ethical standard from those seeking office? Shouldn’t we really seek to change the culture of politics by elevating the standards of the people we elect?
I’m not casting aspirations towards anyone seeking office, I have learned, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones; but rather, I am trying to open an intellectual debate, albeit here on Peach Pundit, as to the upcoming General Election.
Consider this your “Thursday” open thread and my official return to the political debate which occurs on Peach Pundit.