Thursday, January 29, 2015
clown car and congress
I see the Republican clown car of presidential contenders is full and careening around. All the usual suspects...Sarah Palin who couldn't even finish one term as governor, Jeb oh god not another Bush, Mitt Romney who only ran last time because everybody kept asking him too, Rick good hair Perry who has a felony indictment against him, Dominionist* con-man Ted Cruz the anointed king and savior who wants to slice and dice the constitution, and then there's Rand Paul or any number of other idiots trying to crowd in.
All that's just pre-game entertainment though since the Koch Brothers have pledged 889 million dollars towards the next presidential election. Nearly a billion dollars to buy the presidency for the person of their choice. I read somewhere that might be Scott Walker. Hell, they already own the Republican Party and Mitch McConnell has admitted as much. If that doesn't enrage you, then what the fuck does it take?
In the meantime the Republicans who promised to 'get stuff done' if elected into a majority of both houses, are continuing to do nothing. Well, not nothing. First thing off the bat they had a little infighting. Since then they have appointed Ted Cruz, who hates NASA and has been trying to defund it, to oversee it. They passed a resolution to not allow actual scientists to testify to science committees but businesses with an interest can. They passed a resolution that OK, yes, climate change is real, but there's no way humans are accountable for it. They tried to pass an abortion ban after 20 weeks and only failed because some of the female Republicans balked. They did vote to fast-track the Keystone XL pipeline even though it will not benefit Americans one whit but will spill the dirtiest tar sands onto American citizens' property. And they still want to get rid of the ACA even though they have nothing to replace it with. Not to mention they continue throwing up roadblocks and undermining the president every chance they get, bordering on treason especially with Boehner's latest stunt inviting Netanyahu to speak to Congress.
And while the clown car is entertaining, what Congress is doing and trying to do is not. Now that Republicans have the opportunity to govern, they are still the party of no...no showing any kind of respect for the president, no jobs, no health care, no restraining wall street, no restraining businesses, definitely no protecting the environment, no raising taxes unless it's on those who can least afford it, no social security, no disability, no humane treatment of 'illegal' immigrants even if they have been here since they were children and are productive members of society, no infrastructure repair, no support for the hungry and homeless, no raising the minimum wage, no fucking equality thank you very much.
Is this really what they mean when they say America is the greatest country on earth?
I hope Obama has his veto pen ready cause he is going to need it.
* I was going to provide a link to info about Dominionism but couldn't find one in the 5 seconds I looked that I wanted to read through but you should read up on this and these people. Scary.