Republican Candidate for Maryland’s US 4th District Congressional seat, Daniel Bongino took time to explain what he sees as the problem in DC. The former Secret Service agent laid out what he called an “Us vs Them” problem with politicians. Take a look at what he had to say and see if this rings true.
“After 12 years in the Secret Service, covering 3 presidential campaign cycles, and my own campaigns for the US Senate and Congress, I’ve learned some valuable lessons about what goes on behind the thick curtain dividing us, America, and them, politicians and their cronies. Here are some observations that may help you understand how we got here:
Us – Principles matter.
Them – Principles matter as long as they advance their financial interests and power.
Us – Talk Radio and grassroots activism has been a force for good in advancing Conservative causes, and the principles underlying them.
Them – Talk Radio is a tool to raise money, and grassroots activists are to be used to recruit volunteers, but behind the scenes they quietly fear them both and wish they had diminished influence.
Us – Love of God and patriotism matter, not because those who strongly believe in both are perfect, but because they recognize the failings of men and government and understand that the reality of God, and the unique idea of America, provide guideposts for us all to continue our journey towards a better tomorrow.
Them – God is to be used only to advance a partisan agenda when votes are to be had, and patriotism is for “clingers” in “fly-over” country.
Us – Be authentic.
Them – Ask an overpaid political consultant how to be “authentic” and follow his inauthentic advice on “authenticity.”
Us – We are crying out for elected leaders.
Them – They want “leaders” too, but only if it’s them. If otherwise, crush any chance good-people have in politics to ensure they do not get in their way.
Us – Be accessible to the people.
Them – Have a staffer run your Twitter, Facebook, take canned Instagram pictures, and answer all of your emails. And be certain to never appear at any public event without appearing “important” and being guaranteed votes, financial support, or some other tangible benefit.
Us – Shun biased mainstream media outlets at all costs.
Them – Kiss the behinds of these frauds and hope they “come around” despite their complete and unending devotion to their liberal masters.
As I’ve said here before, sunlight is the best disinfectant, and I feel an obligation to continue to inform you about what is really going on in the long-running theatrical production we call DC politics. With a renewed call for term-limits and a renewed push for enhanced citizen activism we can take our government back. Start today.”