The congressional election we just witnessed was an ugly reminder that politics can be nasty. Republicans saw an opportunity to regain control of the House and Senate. They attacked and the Democrats counter attacked.
Today, politicians and candidates everywhere are licking their wounds and wondering what just happened. Which leads us to wonder, are we a better community because candidates attack each other, rather than focusing on their records, their accomplishments, and their aspirations?
We think the answer is no. We think it's time for somebody to stand up and say enough is enough. Our hope is that South Mississippi's congressman will be that person. Coaches constantly tell their players when we work together as a team, we accomplish a lot more than if we're constantly tearing each other apart.
Isn't it time for the word bipartisan to somehow become part of the political discussion again? Isn't it time for our leaders to be just that, leaders. Steven Palazzo, be a leader. Do whatever you can to bring this country together, because we're sick and tired of the shenanigans that have made so many politicians appear to be so mean spirited.
That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post your comments below.
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