House Republicans Vow “No Compromise”
Being reasonably aware is both a good and bad thing. It’s a good thing on the one hand as it can prevent one from being deceived, but it’s a bad thing when you live in a country full of people who want to be lied to. In the latter instance, the only thing you can really do is withdraw and operate on what you believe to be true knowing that those who are being deceived are like lambs going to the slaughter. We’ve all heard the drumbeat that the GOP will take the house ever since the spring and they may have talked themselves into a victory, but I’ll wait to believe that when I see it. Anymore, I find politics generally disgusting and the current crop of republicans are the most disgusting part of the entire system. The system is a total and absolute failure with money having purchased the entire show. And it really is nothing more than a show that really means little and the central purpose of it is to divert the attention of citizens from the very real issues we face.
The republicans are vowing “no compromise” in an effort to create a bogeyman to fight right from the gate. Assuming they win majorities, that doesn’t mean the end of bogeymen creation while being joined at the hip with Fox News. The crap is really going to hit the wall economically, so they’ll be pulling out even more of them to divert the people. First up is a attempted repeal of healthcare and then they’ll cast around to see what they can do to cut “runaway spending”. This will generally mean cuts in those things that might get a lot of mileage politically with their base while accomplishing absolutely nothing. So, they’ll target things like unemployment, welfare, education and etc while increasing the military budget. All the while they’ll be yelling slogans about tax cuts. These people are idiots. They really are.
But the democrats are no better, even though they may play nicer. Obama’s been taking on much heat lately in the financial blogs, and deservingly so, about Geithner, Summers along with him being in bed with the bankers and presiding over slaps on the hand for folks like Angelo Mozilo of Countrywide Mortgage even though upwards to 90% of every mortgage originated through that institution had some sort of irregularity associated with it. Even though we have evidence of a financial system rife with fraud, his administration has not called these people out nor attempted to chop off some heads. That’s really what’s needed now. Instead it sits powerless while the Fed and its Wall Street cabal craft a plan about how they’re going to save themselves at our expense. So much for hope and change.
Strangely, the republicans aren’t outraged about any of this, they’re just upset about the deficit. This just confirms for me that both political parties are different sides of the same coin that’s purchased them both. The monied interests want this gridlock as a diversion as it gives them the cover to do what they want to do. In a way, the entire political scene is like a WWF wrestling match complete with stupid “managers”, the wrestlers themselves and the referee who never “sees” the dirty scoundrel with the brass knuckles. The show is calculated to get everyone pissed off while behind the scenes all the actors are well remunerated colleagues who get along quite well.