Wallis: Americans are Sick of DC Politics

Commenting on the barely noticed 2010 election Jim Wallis argues Americans are tired of politics which lack a local and personal flavor. Commenting specifically on New York’s 23rd district where a Democrat has won for the first time since the Civil War:

I think people are tired of the power of money and the grip of power in politics. After 30 years in Washington, D.C., I know I’m tired of seeing the kind of influence money has in politics and was glad to see it resisted in several of the election results. I am sick of hearing the rants and raves of talk show hosts and demagoguery in politics, and the people of New York’s 23rd District showed quite clearly that they were not going to be steamrolled by it. One year ago, the majority of the people in this country voted for “a change they could believe in,” and many are still waiting.

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