Saturday, November 6, 2010

Some Things I've Learned Since Tuesday

When the Republicans win the House of Representatives, it represents a total mandate to do whatever they want, without a thought to what anyone else thinks, but when the Democrats win the House, the Senate and the White House, it means absolutely nothing.

The Republicans are allowed to have a multibillion dollar foreign owned cable "news" channel devoted to 24 hour a day lying propaganda on their behalf, but if a liberal commentator gives a political contribution to a Democrat, he has to be banished from TV forever.

Republican leaders can, one after another, announce that they intend to pursue their goals ruthlessly without a concern for Democratic ideas and positions; in the face of which, the appropriate response from our "liberal" press is to write several hundred opinion pieces savaging the Democrats for not doing enough to be bipartisan.

If someone saves you from a depression, the right thing to do is to throw him out and replace him with leaders that have been bought lock stock and barrel by the people who almost caused the depression.

And finally, if you are president and are having a hard time, the appropriate response is to start a war of aggression against some third world country halfway around the world, which can't possibly strike back at us.  This proves that we are manly, even when it results in nothing but disaster.  Solving problems by addressing them directly and taking meaningful action is nothing but a sign of limp-wristed girly weakness, even if it works.

Well, there you go.  That's what I've learned.  How about you?


magpie said...

That the Obama administration is doing pretty well considering the shit biscuit they were left with by the previous pack of jerks...

"Wall Street closed higher on Friday after a larger-than-expected jump in job creation in the United States during October. While US unemployment remained unchanged at 9.6 per cent, the jobs news pushed Wall Street stocks higher. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 9.16 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 11,444.00, while the broader S&P 500 index gained 0.39 per cent to 1,225.84 and Nasdaq composite index added 0.06 per cent to 2,578.98. The positive lead should see local stocks add to the six-month high they hit on Friday..." - AAP

flavor411 said...

Your post does an excellent job of distilling the American political situation down to it's essence.

Because of all the noise generated to purposely obscure, cloud and confuse, most Americans just don't get it.