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Help wanted: real representatives who can act like adults

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For anyone who has been paying attention to the raging dumpster fire of a system we call our government, it is pretty obvious that the issues with which our elected officials concern themselves with devolve from big, nation-altering topics to arguments that you would expect to see on the cover of the “National Examiner.”

In the past four years alone, America’s international status has gone from the leader of the free world trying to pull our troops out of danger in oil-fueled wars to Republican-leaning news stations going back and forth on whether our commander in chief said “shit-hole” or “shit-house” when speaking about his personal views on third world countries.

Most recently, the daycare-in-disguise (the United States Senate) has been bickering about releasing memos to reveal a scandal that has been akin to Watergate. This is such a trivial issue because the Republicans are fighting the release of the Democrats memo, which is only being released to bring more context to the Republican memo.

It is beyond ridiculous that we live under an administration that can’t go a week without another scandal, racist comment or blatant disregard for fundamental rights from the highest ranking official leading one of the largest superpowers in the world.

This has far surpassed a partisan issue because it is not just Democrats who oppose Trump or point out his childishness anymore. Even Republicans have shown doubt in their party’s president. In October of last year, Republican Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee shot back to a tweet from Trump by saying: “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

Personally, I miss the days when the U.S. president was a title which commanded respect from not just our own government but other nations as well.

For example, despite Trump’s claims that the memo would exonerate him from the Russia investigation, when the memo surfaced, the Republican’s own representatives commented on just how bizarre Trump’s claims were, “As I have said repeatedly, I also remain 100 percent confident in special counsel Robert Mueller. The contents of this memo do not–in any way–discredit his investigation,” said Republican Representative from South Carolina Trey Gowdy tweeting on the Nunes Republican memo.

No wonder so many people have these views when they see the types of back-and-forth behavior our elected officials use so frequently.

It has become increasingly difficult to watch our government bicker back and forth amongst themselves, but maybe with the 2020 elections on the horizon the new generation’s voters can drain the swamp.

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