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Joye: Disappointed in elected reps

just turned on the television and watched the pathetic performance of Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking to the graduation class of her alma mater in which she chose to blame “sexism” for her loss in the recent presidential election. How pathetic.

This woman, who was almost elected president of the United States, and who was all too eager to use sexism in trying to get elected by saying that “all women should vote for her because she was a woman” is now blaming “sexism” for her loss.

Clinton did the following things:

• She had a private email server that illegally distributed thousands of classified emails.

• She blamed a “phantom video” for the attack on Benghazi.

• She selected “pipsqueak Tim Kaine” and his weird philosophy as her running mate.

• She was a miserable failure as secretary of state.

• She lied repeatedly about her email situation.

Clinton is now willing to blame “sexism” as a major reason for her defeat, whereas before it was the director of the FBI, Russia and biased media.

America is most fortunate that enough people woke up in time and she was not elected.

All of that having been said, I’m still quite disappointed in our elected representatives in Washington, D.C.   

President Donald Trump “shoots himself in the foot” almost every time he opens his mouth.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and his “fellow obstructionists” revel in their ability to stymie, obstruct, and delay reasonable actions by Trump and the GOP.

It seems to me that the Republican Party’s membership, many of whom have been in Congress for years, have been completely unprepared to govern. It also seems that the Democratic Party’s membership, again many of whom have been in place for years, is totally prepared to obstruct, delay and deny any positive action.

If I could speak to each one today, my message would be, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is not what we sent you to Washington to do. We sent you there, for which you are drawing excellent wages, to govern, to do what is best for America, regardless of whose idea it may be.

For the last several years you (both parties) have failed miserably in this effort and it is time to get your act together.

To put it bluntly, I am tired of the drama, the stalling, the obstruction and the outright “stealing of your salaries” for which you do nothing.

To my fellow citizens, I say let’s objectively look at the performance of our elected representatives and not let historic party loyalty shape our vote.

Let’s hold them all accountable. Let’s send the “poor performers,” “the obstructionists” and the “naysayers” home at the next election.

Rev. Furman Joye lives in Prospect. His email address is furmanjoye@centurylink.net.