Monday, September 30, 2013

Doctor Strange Love Or How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Shutdown

Here in my finite wisdom, I thought the repubs in Congress targeted Obamacare in their latest strategy. The real target was just government in general. You see, the once party of balance has become an unbalanced party of nihilism. When 87% of America disapproves of Congress since 2010, ya gotta wonder, huh? Thank God and all his stand-ins, however, that our soldiers continue to get their checks for putting their lives on the line. DC cops and about 800,000 federal workers: IOUs go out in the morning---you guys better have savings to pay the mortgage, the bills, gas, etc.

We know about what the Republicans wanted since the beginning--to destroy government as we know it, or cripple it (with the exception of the military, which they embrace--after all, gotta bomb people we don't like).

Now, let's take a look at Congressional Democrats. With the support of independent senator Bernie Sanders, they actually accomplished huge amounts of beneficial legislation between 2008 and 2010, and of course, when Republicans took the House of Representatives and turned it into the Whores Of Reprehensibles in 2010, virtually no legislation of any import has taken place. Republicans are about destroying government as they feel the private sector should run everything. This is not to say this party has always been this way, as during Eisenhower, they were more about keeping things in balance as a viable opposition party. I always welcome debate and compromise, which are the foundation for the existence of Congress. Since Reagan, however, republicans have turned toward nihilism as their main tenet, and the results speak loudly as of today...our government is at a standstill. That is not governance. That is insanity.