Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays

Greetings good citizen,

As the old saying goes ‘that didn’t take long’ (in reference to November’s election changing nothing in Washington.) What we’re seeing now is just Kabuki theater.
Obama Will Ride to the Rescue ... for Republicans

The Republicans have put themselves in a holy mess with this Plan B debacle. They now have less than zero leverage. They are a national laughingstock. A majority of the country now thinks they are "too extreme." They just got walloped in the election. And with the tax cuts set to expire the laws are rigged against them as well.

There is only one person who can rescue the Republican Party now -- Barack Obama. And he will. I have been saying for over two years now that President Obama is dying to do the Grand Bargain. He will do it at any cost. In fact, he actively wants to cut Social Security and Medicare. He can't wait for that pat on the back from the establishment when they finally call him post-partisan, above party politics, and a statesman for screwing over his own voters. This is by far his greatest wish.

I couldn't believe that people couldn't believe that President Obama offered to cut Social Security again in this round of negotiations. What are you still surprised at? The man has offered to cut these so-called entitlements every time. When are you going to get it through your head -- he wants to cut them!

You take that last paragraph and hold it up next to Mitt flipping off half of the nation’s voters a month before the election and tell me it was a ‘coincidence’.

They (the One Percent) just didn’t want to have (another) ‘one of their own’ in office being associated with the dismantling of the US economy.

Not that anyone at this late stage of the game has any illusions about who is responsible for turning this once great country into an economic desert…

Only Republican ‘true believers’ think otherwise and persist in blaming long extinct ‘liberals’ for their own failed policies.

(Which is to opine that the ‘hard core’ of this group will test positive for the incurable genetic defect that revokes their membership in civil society.)

As you can see I am back atop yesterday’s hobby horse of whether or not the One Percent is obliged to admit they have, er, ‘usurped’ the government.

The obvious answer is no, no they don’t (or the blow-back would be incredible…as well as tragic. The ‘rag-tag’ can’t tell the merely prosperous from the uber-wealthy.)

Of course, when that barrier tumbles it will be a little late to draw up a list or to even put the brakes on the bloodshed, which will flow in both directions…copiously.

But I digress…

The article asks, as I have repeatedly, what are we going to do with a chief executive that doesn’t have the public’s best interests in mind?

NOT doing what we elected him to do IS HIS PEROGATIVE. It’s a risk built in to the stupid system we were saddled with. (Which assumes, had we been given a choice, we wouldn’t still be doing it this way BUT this is how the ‘One Percent’ (entrenched wealth) wants it.)

Worse (isn’t it always worse?) we have NO WAY to fix the problem ourselves.

We must, er, ‘convince’ our legislators to fix it for us and as you can see, three weeks after the general election, our useless politicians are fighting like the election never happened…or worse, didn’t turn out as it did!

What do you do when the people elected to serve you flip you the bird?

You won’t even get the ‘pleasure’ of voting Obama out of office he can’t be re-elected! (Which is a mighty dangerous thing push come to shove…and who do we have to thank for that little headache? The Republicans, naturally!)

So, still don’t think we need to scrap our political system?

Don’t worry, it’s falling apart by itself.

Inaction will be enough to institute change but as we have seen it will not be the ‘change’ you were hoping for.

Nor, if you aren’t a member of the One Percent, will it be changes that will do you any good.

In fact a whole world of ‘bad’ is waiting to fall upon the heads of those too…‘stubborn’ to see what’s happening and thereby fail to act.

There’s another word that begins with ‘st’ to describe this phenomenon but it doesn’t win you any friends (not that you’d want to ally yourself with the stupid…)

If you’re hoping all of this is going to ‘go away’ then you are living in a dream world and actively participating in the same kind of behavior that got this nation stolen from us in the first place. (My apologies to the Native Americans who need no schooling on this topic…)

It’s the idiot Europeans who came in the ‘second wave’ chasing the ‘American Dream’ that need a stiff slap upside the head.

You aren’t in Kansas anymore and the flying monkeys ate Toto so you’re on your own little girl.

What are you going to do now?

On that note, advance warning, I will not be posting tomorrow and the day after isn’t looking good either.

Try not to get yourself killed and I’ll see you here again on Wednesday,

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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