We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This isn't a few isolated politicians. It is endemic in the Democrat party. Harry reid, Dianne Feinstein, and virtually all Democrat congressmen/woman and governors. No, I'm not saying Republican politicians are without sin but they are not organized in it like the Democrats are and they are simply not good at it like the Democrats are. Our Democrat politicians have become the new Mafia; buying and selling votes, wielding power, bestowing favors, selling themselves to overseas potentates, hiding their high crimes and misdemeanors and rallying around their brothers/sisters in crime when they are caught with their pants down or their hands in the coffers. They could not do this without the aid and abetting media conspiracy to cover it up and focus the American public on the loyal opposition. The U.S. seems to be in it's end times with the massive left wing conspiracy to steal everything not locked down before the house of cards collapses.