All I’m saying is ... Congress should focus on the possible instead of the impossible

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By John Whitlock

By the time you read this, the federal government will be shut down.
I’m writing this four days before the deadline to reach a deal  is set to expire.
How can I go ahead and spend the time to write something when the outcome isn’t assured?
I have confidence that no deal, no compromise, no settlement, no agreement, no bargain, no treaty will be made before the deadline because I have no faith in most of the Washington lawmakers to do anything that can’t be spun into a total positive for themselves.
And generally, my lack of faith has been rewarded.
Of course, politicians should defend their beliefs and those of their constituents but leadership sometimes comes from having to break some bad news to people who don’t wanna hear it.
Despite the numerous attempts to defeat or defund Obamacare, it is here to stay. Any attempt to derail it will fall short. That’s simply the truth. Any bill that sets back Obamacare will not pass the U.S. Senate and would certainly not be signed into law by President Barack Obama.
So when these Congressmen grandstand and jabber on about stopping the implementation of Obamacare, they must know that there isn’t a chance it’s going to happen. It must bring into question their own motivations.
When elected lawmakers choose to stand up and go through the motions, it does a disservice to the nation and the people who not only elected them but to those who pay their salaries.
The time has come for lawmakers to stop wasting time chasing ideas that can’t possibly come to realization.
Otto Van Bismark said “politics is the art of the possible.”
Our country would be better served if lawmakers concentrated on the possible instead of the impossible.