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.
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Amen my friend!
You know the type–the ones whose goal is to WIN, not to do the right thing, but to be the ones seen as triumphal. Yeah–they all aspire to elected office :>) WIN WIN WIN! That’s the high.
…and we pay for it.
We need to find a way to stop this madness. I think that the problem is so entrenched in our two party insiders only system.
Next election cycle, we need to push hard and demand third party representation at all debates! Maybe that will at least be a start…..
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Absolutely! They all need to be fired and replaced…with union workers… who would have lost their jobs been replaced by now if they had performed this way!
I keep thinking of how stupid it is that we’re going to evaluate and pay teachers based on how the students score on tests every year, but we let our political “leaders” get away with a total lack of action, much less success.
Where are the marchers in the streets?
And yet, the same clowns get elected again and again…
Because we don’t see any other clowns! We don’t ever have third party representation at any debates; they get no news coverage and no advertising spots. We think that we are stuck with two perfectly balanced and equally ineffective choices.
Bring in the Green Clowns!
Fear of being primaried in a safe, gerrymandered district makes them crazy — or crazier.
Craziness. I’ve been watching from the sidelines here in Canada, and your analysis sounds exactly right to me.
You must think we are all just crazy! I so wish we had a third party option down here….
Good point, moms. Yes, I’m pissed off at all of them, but I still reserve most of my anger for the ideologues in the Republican and Tea Parties. Someone needs to introduce our representatives in Congress to the average folks who will suffer the most because of their obstinence.
I just think, more and more, that with two parties in constant competition for votes, it is inevitable that they are more focused on thwarting each other than in doing the job. There is so much money and power involved, and the stakes are so high for all of them; they can’t risk losing votes.
We absolutely need third and fourth parties; how else can we break the stalemate?
And as a liberal, I find it easier to hate the right than the left, but I don’t think that any of them are acting honestly or truthfully in this.