Okay…let’s get this out of the way, right up front: author Michelle Fields is the now former Breitbart reporter who alleges she was manhandled by now former Donald Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. I am certainly not going to try to settle the argument of did he or didn’t he; I doubt I could change anyone’s mind on either side. What I would venture is, could Fields and this book, make the case for voting for Donald Trump?
In Barons of the Beltway: Inside the Princely World of Our Washington Elite—and How to Overthrow Them, Fields gives us a brief history lesson of how the Founding Fathers viewed not only the role of government, but also the elected politicians sent to Washington to represent us. Given the ridiculous spending habits that these elected officials lavish on themselves, it’s a safe bet the Founders would be spinning in their graves.
If you have been paying attention at all, then much of the information Fields Gathers about the perks, the trips, and the general plunder that our elected officials treat themselves too annually. Private gyms, luxury automobiles, expensive lunches and dinners and so-called “fact-finding” junkets too far off locales, which are nothing more than freebie vacations wrapped around a PowerPoint presentation or two.
So what’s the remedy? Simple…it’s long overdue that we kick these scoundrels to the curb, take back control of Congress, hold the replacements accountable to make changes in the way things operate and get back to what the founders intended; citizen leaders, who serve and then go home; back to their families and their regular jobs. It’s time for slugs like Senate minority leader, Democrat Harry Reid to stop further enriching himself and go away. When Reid entered politics he had a net worth approximated at $1 million dollars; he never earned more than $200,000 per year and yet today his net worth is upwards of $10 million. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out the corruption has played a role in allowing scum like Reid to have a Ritz Carlton penthouse in Washington, DC.
While Fields is clearly not a fan of Trump, I think Barons of the Beltway makes the case that we need a leader who comes from outside the world of corruption, underhanded dealing and excess to guide this change.