Monday, February 2, 2009

Political Silliness

So it’s Ground Hog Day, and we await news from a rodent somewhere in the wilds of Pennsylvania as to our near-term weather forecast. Wonder what it’s like to be a weatherman and listen to people argue/debate about Phil’s relative accuracy in forecasting.  And he doesn’t even consult Doppler Radar.

And elsewhere, in our Nation’s Capitol, Republican Mitch McConnell utters pronouncements on the relative soundness of planned expenditures under Obama’s version of Bush’s version of a fiscal stimulus package. McConnell:”We need to lower taxes. That’s the way out of this mess (that we created). Oh, and let’s get rid of any spending on those nasty condoms. Eeeewwwwww. Nasty things.”

Republicans continue to demonstrate why they’re a party in decline. They are holding fast to their lifeline—right wing zealots, who want to return us to the 19th century, those glorious days of the Robber Barons. They hate Gays, cling to 12th century religious views, practice bigotry whenever they get the chance, and work hard to slow down public education. “Keep the people ignorant and us in power” is their mantra. What a group. Is this a great country or what?

And just when I thought the Dems had bought themselves some cleverness, with the planned appointment of Judd Gregg as Secretary of Commerce, giving the Democratic Governor of New Hampshire a shot at appointing a Democratic successor, thereby giving the Dems a 60 vote majority, we learn that he will appoint a Republican.  Just to be fair. Does anyone in the universe think that Republicans, given a similar chance, would appoint a Democrat, just to be fair?  Silly people.

Ahhh well, as the world turns, and it does continue to turn, whether we like it or not . . .

Stay tuned to the world of American Leadership. 

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