Now playing on the Nation’s Capital are various political figures, House Members and Senators, who may be vying for national office or may just be asserting themselves to gain more influence of policies and legislation.
"Freud's brilliant insight, "Groups take on the personality of the leader," is worth taking to heart. Policy matters, but so does personality."
Citizens may ask themselves these questions while the light shines brightly on the most vocal.
- Is this the personality and character who best represents me?
- Is this the personality, character, and behavior to which I want my sons and daughters to aspire?
- Is it likely that this personality, character, and behavior will lead to better government, better and more effective solutions to our problems and needs?
- Is this the personality and character of one who can collaborate and compromise to achieve consensus?
Now, there are other questions about values and ideology, but if the basic personality and characteristics for achievement are not present, nothing else matters, does it?
Also, these questions should be relevant if and only if the incumbents possess superior qualifications for being in office, beginning with the things that they have accomplished in life outside government.
If the only experience they have is from within government, then they are probably ill-equipped with essential skills, knowledge, experience, and proficiency to produce needed and desired legislation.
A report in Politico this morning talks about Republicans being concerned about who acts like whom. That is, they are shaping up some sort of model for the ideal Republican representative around which they want their behavior to conform.
"Avoiding Todd Akin 2.0 in Georgia Senate race
By MANU RAJU | 9/19/13 5:02 AM EDT
CANTON, Ga. — To his Republican critics, Rep. Paul Broun is 2014’s Todd Akin: a far-right candidate who may win a crowded GOP primary but will blow the party’s chances at holding a critical Senate seat.
But campaigning across Georgia, Broun is modeling himself as the next Sen. Ted Cruz, a conservative firebrand and member of the Senate’s “hell no” caucus — and someone who will constantly give fits to GOP leaders if they even think about compromising.
And conservative voters here are eating it up.
“The establishment don’t want me to go to the U.S. Senate,” Broun told a breakfast gathering of conservative activists here in the northern Atlanta suburbs. “The reason for that is because when I go to the U.S. Senate, it will be Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Paul Broun. The establishment don’t want that.”