They are wearing buttons now, that is supposed to give impetus to the Congress, to not force the country over the so-called financial cliff. The buttons are named “rise above”, meaning to rise above partisan politics. How pitiful ! Of course, the Congress is not moved or influenced much by such a juvenile campaign. Recent experience and observation has shown that it is usually money that moves the Congress. But, this is a reminder of the Greenspan acronym WIN buttons(whip inflation now) in the Ford administration. We should have gotten worried about Greenspan back then.
A strange and deep paradox to this comedy is the fact that Congress has roughly a 20% approval rating with the public; yet, they were re-elected at near 90%. It’s the same old story; the voters think their Congressman is defending the country from the radicals that want to tear it down and burn it up. Such a major deception ! Most probably, voters can help solve the nation’s problems by replacing the Congressman in their own district. But, voters rarely penalize a representative for a total lack of influence, lack of ideas, and even character.