There are quite a few words and phrases that I would like to completely eliminate from the universe. Or at least the airwaves.
My brain is beginning to short circuit every time I hear “sequester”, “fiscal cliff”, “kick the can down the road” or “deficit”.
And I want to reach out and strangle someone when I hear any politician in Washington use the word “bipartisan”.
Because not one of them, for one single minute, EVER wants to see both parties share in any kind of success.
If there was a baby going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and the President and Congress were all within grabbing distance, half of them would try to elbow each other out of the way to prevent the wrong party from reaching him first, and the rest would pontificate about how it was the other party’s fault that barrels even exist in the first place.
And the baby would go over the falls.
At which point, every one of those politicians would rush to get on the Sunday morning talk shows so they could push their party’s agenda for slowing the rush of the Falls, one drop at a time.
If you are feeling the underlying tone of this post, then you understand that their plan for never sharing has failed miserably. As I wake up this morning and scan the headlines, it is clear that not only has the baby gone over the Falls, but the entire country is swept up with a sense of anger and disgust.
And guess what, you bunch of stiff necked jackasses in Washington? You have finally caused a true bipartisan reaction.
We’re pissed off at all of you, on both sides of the aisle and both ends of Pennsylvania avenue.
Sequester yourselves, why don’t you, before someone pushes you off a fiscal cliff.