Let me be pointedly clear- Patrick Timothy McHenry, you represent the worst side of politics that can ever manifest itself in our Democratic form of government. You are a pox on the rear end of our government, and much like I might have a cyst excised from my body, you must be excised from our government. In this blog, I point out 10 reasons in which I have personal reasons to not like you.
5. You don't know who I am, nor do you care.
You know, one thing I loved about politics back in the day was that I felt somewhat like I was a part of what was going on. My father, when he was alive, loved to ramble on (incessantly) about how great it was to go to a political rally and meet the Congressman. Hell, he got to shake Mr. Ballenger's hand back in the day, and he talked about it till his death bed. It was like an award of it's own, because Ballenger was a man worthy of having his hand shaken. He still is.
But look at you. Under the guise of fund raising, you charge admission to a dinner in which you eat to "meet people", and even have the testicles to charge us extra for a "private session" with you, like you're some sort of masseuse without the happy ending. You didn't show up at any parade I've been to because you're "too busy", yet Congress wasn't in session. You've locked yourself up in DC, and I doubt many people even realize who you are other than from pictures.
4. You embarrass your own political party.
Look, I'm a solid blue man, I'm a Democrat through and through. However, I have GOP friends. We're all good people- I don't mention big oil, they don't mention fellatio in the oval office. We're all respectable people, and we all believe in making a strong, respectable nation.
But when you embarrass the GOP, that's damn stupid, McHenry. It means that even the people on your side hate you. It's like if George Washington was a jerk to the people under him- it's damn stupid, and most importantly, wrong.
Democrat or Republican, you need to have personal strength. You do not have it, and your party is constantly covering your rear. God forbid McHenry was a Democrat.
3. You don't have the courage to come forward with your sexuality.
Face it, McH. There is nothing wrong with being gay. You may yell it from the rooftops, but it's obviously the speech of an extremely closeted man trying to seem hypermasculine. If you look at what you've done (rather, WHO you've done, or who it SEEMS like you've done), you're gay. You're damn near Showtime TV gay. Admit it.
Look, we on the Democrat side have it figured out. There's nothing wrong with it. Our representatives don't have to hide it or molest people or anything else. Do the same. If you like men, then it's better for us to know from your own mouth than for us to figure it out from the fact that you're a thirtysomething single man in a suit.
Plus, think of it this way, you could pave a new road in Congress. We need better homosexual representation, why don't you be the first one?
2. You're a political time bomb willing to do virtually anything.
You've managed to anger College Republicans, cause numerous scandals, send coal to other Congressmen, and do virtually anything to make yourself, the "Baby of the House", into more of a "Jackass of the House".
You know, I don't care what bill you're after or what you're going for, be a gentlemen and I will respect you even if I don't agree. That's the important thing about our government- when it's all said and done, we all shake hands and be kind, even if two seconds ago we were going to rip each other apart. It's hard to do that (trust me, I have trouble doing it when I lose at golf), but it's what we do. That's how my dad raised me, and that's how his dad raised him, etc etc etc...
Stop being childish. You're even destroying your own supporters in your childish attempt to keep yourself afloat. Polls are indicating that your competitors from both ends (both on your side and our Democrat running here in the 10th) are chipping away at your base, and that's scaring you. But be a gentlemen and shake hands and act like you're not 15 years old. I spank my kids when they behave like you.
1. You make a mockery of our government.
Look at all of the above points I've made. Do you think you represent America well?
In fact, you make us look horribly stupid. In the long run, what do you think other countries see when they see you: smart democracy, or stupid piddly arguing? You are a pure example of American problems, one that reflects our district poorly as a whole. We need to be able to be respected in the international community for being good people, not because they are all afraid someone like you might get into a higher position. With people like you making high level decisions, you make America that much more of a problem internationally.
Resign, McHenry. Sometimes, when a man knows he has done wrong, it's better to step back and admit it rather than to continue on and embarrass himself further.
In the words of Abraham Lincoln,
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."