George Graham

Puffed up Tom Turkeys Have a Field Day in Congress

Give some puffed up tom turkey a little power and he is sure to cause trouble. And trouble is what Americans face today as a result of the disastrous 2010 elections.  Suddenly, people that no one ever paid attention to find themselves in the spotlight, and they make asses of themselves.

Take a guy named Ron Johnson, for instance.

The former plastics manufacturer calls himself a “citizen legislator,” which is one way of admitting he has zero experience in public office. This total nonentity from the Wisconsin boondocks brought the Senate to a standstill because debt ceiling negotiations are being held “behind closed doors.”

He says he will stage one-man filibusters until negotiations on a debt ceiling deal are held in public.

If this turkey is serious, America (and the world) can hunker down for an economic tsunami.

Unless Congress and the White House reach an agreement before August 2, America will face the prospect of defaulting on its debts and cutting off money for the troops, Social Security and other vital government obligations.

Economists say this would mean an unprecedented global depression.

But that doesn’t seem to faze Senator Johnson. He’s the man. It’s his way or the highway.

It’s a weird world we live in when someone like this can defeat a distinguished legislator like Russ Feingold. But that’s the way it is when the lunatics take over the asylum – as they did in 2010.

About the author


I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for