Don’t blame Washington for the failures of a dysfunctional Congress. We don’t blame the city of New York for the financial implosion of 2008. We don’t blame St. Louis, Milwaukee, or Lynchburg, Tennessee for our college binge drinking culture or incidence of alcoholism. And, we don’t blame the entire Los Angeles region for fomenting a culture of violence through music, film, and television.
Stop the negative connotations associated with the Capital, the Beltway, and Washington. The problem squarely rests on the shoulders of Congress, and more specifically, the elected representatives, many being political neophytes, utterly ignorant of the macro-implications of their myopic ideologue views. Because of this shutdown, we can’t even access the Library of Congress archives to find great photos to share.
Washington is a great city of over 600,000 people, and we are being held hostage by completely useless and partisan Congress. The greater Washington area is home to about five million regular Americans suffering the consequences of 535 asinine elected officials. To add insult to injury, the District doesn’t even have our own voting representation in Congress. Washington, D.C. is not to blame. We don’t even have a voice, yet were are demonized.
Remove Washington from the vitriolic lexicon. Focus the blame on Congress and the rest of the country for electing this useless group of people.