Dan Bongino, who just won a lopsided (84%-16%) primary last week for the 6th Congressional district in Maryland, does not mince words and tells it like it is. He just put this comment up on his Facebook wall this morning; it is brief and spot on:
If, during my time as a Secret Service Agent, I had abused my authority as Lois Lerner did, I would be in jail.
If the current class of DC insiders and elitists expect the citizenry who empower them to take them seriously, then large-scale changes are in order.
First, stop talking to us as if we are an unintelligent class of buffoons. Telling us that you "lost" emails, in defiance of both common-sense and common-decency, is an insult to everyday Americans who would be arrested for providing the same excuse to the IRS.
Second, stop blaming the opposing Party, the weather, technology, the winter, prior presidents, and anything else not tied down, for a class of problems that are doing real harm to us right now. Anyone can place blame, but only real leaders take responsibility for problems, regardless of "who started it" (a tactic commonly used by children) and fix them.
And, finally, America is quickly growing hip to your faux aspirations of glory. We are looking for leaders, not political celebrities. Put down the canned talking points and use your heart, instead of the teleprompter, you may be surprised by what comes out.
America is craving statesmen in search of a better tomorrow, not politicians in search of the next DC cocktail party.
Don't condescend, own your junk, and lead. Mic drop.