I’ve watched politics and politicians almost all of my life. In that time I’ve come to believe that politicians are basically gluttons. They don’t know how to do anything small.
The recent health bill mess in D.C. is a case in point. Instead of fixing a few small things that really need work, they tried to stuff the whole health care pie down our throats at once. No wonder everyone rebelled.
Politicians seem to be addicted to the grand gesture. Only a hail mary pass is good enough for them. The folks in D.C. could learn something from football. Yes, the big pass is dramatic, but football is a game of slugging it out in the trenches. It takes a lot of little gains to win the game. If they were content with a few 3 or 4 yard gains they could set things up for the big gain. If they do not do the little things right they are going to continue to be 3 and out.