Well, here we are.
The clowns have taken over the car and are driving it right into the main circus tent pole, apparently intent (Ha! See what I did there?!) on bringing the whole thing down.
On my way to the store today, I was listening to NPR, and they interviewed Maine Senator Angus King. He’s an Independent, but caucuses with the Democrats. He said that it goes against his grain to not try to cut a deal, but they aren’t going to negotiate with a gun held to their head. He also said that “This is no way to govern,” and that “We look like a third world country. It’s embarrassing.”
It IS embarrassing.
This has to stop. One way or another. To put it into perspective, I read a couple of things today that turned the tables. Imagine if Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat-controlled House had said that they wouldn’t pass a continuing resolution to fund the government unless we cut off funding for the Iraq war? Or unless Republicans agreed on single-payer healthcare?
How do you think the Republicans would have liked THEM apples?
This is just insanity. Michele Bachmann is apparently ecstatic, saying that they’re getting exactly what they wanted with a government shutdown. Fuck off, you crazy bunt. Real people are going to be affected by this, and for a party that claims to be all about fiscal responsibility, you sure don’t seem to have your panties in a wad over the several million dollars that a shutdown will cost, do you? This will have consequences, from the dollars generated in DC museums to the people working at the little drink stand in Yosemite National Park.
All of this because they don't want more people to have health insurance. HEALTH INSURANCE!
For the life of me, I don’t know how anyone can support these terrorists who are holding our government hostage.
This is shameful.
Here. Watch a hair band and glory in their posturing and the way their hair flows. Marvel as they coordinate their singing and guitar-playing in a little rockin’ dance. The ‘80s were a weird and slightly crazy time.
Things seem even weirder and crazier now…and that’s sayin’ something.