Monday, November 15, 2010

Thanks but no thanks, and I'll take it, but I didn't

By Capt. Fogg

Got another e-mail this morning about how the Supreme Court is "quietly reviewing" those claims that Obama wasn't born in Hawaii. "This may have some discrepancies" but it's "still interesting." says the serial offender who forwarded it to me.

Is it time to leave the country? Because we have no real way of returning America to a body of informed and rational citizens. Still, as a lover of understated humor, I have to enjoy the way a libelous fabrication "may have some discrepancies," including the discrepancy of not having any basis in fact. It does seem to me that the flat Earth some on the right believe in is floating on a huge sea of malicious lies and has an atmosphere of pure hypocrisy.

Take Senator John Ensign, senator from the Silver State and one of those dedicated public servants who thinks we can change our "reckless spending" by curbing federal earmarks, which constitute a rather tiny fraction of what the government actually spends or as I see it; whittling at the whiskers and calling it a close shave. But that's just the basic background hypocrisy of the GOP. Ensign has his own to account for, because while railing at "Obamacare" and promising to undo the health care reform bill we elected a president to promote, he's out there actively soliciting -- and getting -- a million taxpayer dollars from that Affordable Care Act he so despises to spend on health care in his state. Perhaps there's a discrepancy there somewhere too, but it's still interesting.

Is this another "thanks but no thanks" moment for Republicans? I mean one where you take the money and say you didn't and blame the other party while you pose as a cost cutter? Maybe I can call it the Palin Precedent. Maybe it's better to call them liars and greedy little power hungry bastards.

Oh, and please spare me an example of where some Democrat did the same thing. That's not the point and it isn't the Democrats trying to assert dogmatic policies that have failed each and every time to bring prosperity and have each and every time produced recessions -- as if we could keep repeating the past until it becomes a better future. The question of whether to leave the country is the point and that question is fast becoming moot because the country is leaving us.

(Cross-posted from Human Voices.)

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  • Don't lose hope. The only way that the ruling class believes they can continue to live in the manner to which they have become accostumed is by continuing to screw over the working and middle class. Eventually people will realize who is being squeezed and who is doing the squeezing.

    By Blogger john horse, at 7:20 PM  

  • I'm not confident that most of us will wake up and stop loving our exploitation nor that, if we do, we won't just make it worse.

    But then, I'm the glass half full of vinegar type.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 10:48 AM  

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