Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Stupor Tuesday

The clown circus was stretched pretty thin trying to make friends and insult enemies in the 11 states up for grabs yesterday.  I have to say they did an admirable job though, showing up sometimes in 3 or 4 states in one day.  It's like the Oscars I guess, I don't care who won or who lost.  But it is fun to watch them parade down the red carpets.

The victors yesterday blessed their adoring crowds with heart filling slogans to make us feel proud that our land of the free and home of the brave is going to be, not just great again, but finally whole also.  The losers, well, who cares what they said?  Just more sniping bullshit no one wants to listen to.  After all, this is a great country that has no time for losers, has beens, and whiners.  Right?

I was labeled a cynic recently in a comment on a previous post.  When it comes to American politics, I have many years of dashed hopes behind me.  It amazes me I have not just given up and joined the majority of American Homers who watch Housewives of New Jersey instead of watching this political joke we deal with every four years.  It really does not matter that the idiots we allow to lead have real impact on our lives.  As long as our cable still works, we can access Facebook, and tweet to our heart's delight, whatever else happens is of no concern.

Wow, That last paragraph was damn cynical.  Okay, I am going to try to find a ray of hope and puppy dog goodness in recent political events. ............... Uh ............Hmm .........  Hey, I'm working on it.  Back off.

Okay, I walked away from the computer to allow my mind to take a breath and relax.  I engaged in mindless routine.  I scooped poop from the litter trays.  I loaded dishes in the dish washer.  I filled the ice cube trays sitting sink side.  All the while, doing my best to find one small smidgen of Hope in the scam we call our political process.  Sadly, at the moment I just do not see any.  Until we insist on better leadership not tied to a rigged two party system, we will continue to elect people who serve interests other than ours.  Voting for those who tell us what we want to hear rather than electing those who tell us what we should hear ensure the same old clowns control of our lives.

Later ......................................

5 comments:

mohaverat said...

no matter who gets elected the rich will continue to consume and get fatter and the poor will get to lick the plates.But it is fun to watch!

Nan said...

It has been fun to watch if only for the joy of seeing the "experts" sitting there looking baffled because they've been so spectacularly and consistenlty wrong. They all thought Jeb Bush was a sure thing - wrong. Trump wouldn't last past the Iowa caucuses - wrong. Bernie wouldn't win any states - wrong. And so it goes. . .

The election process this year has definitely proven one old adage true: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Kulkuri said...

I keep hearing that the GOP is going to self-destruct. Promises, promises!! Wish they would hurry up as my fondest hope is to see the GOP become the Whigs of the 21st century and then they would have come around full circle.

As for the Democrats, they have a bad habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. A lot of people are showing up for Bernie's rallies, but everybody keeps saying Hillary is going to be the nominee?? Feel the Bern!!

MRMacrum said...

mohaverat - Rich getting richer and the middle class getting poorer - yeah, seems to be the trend of this new century.

Nan - Yeah, this election is one for the books. Never seen one so out of control than this one.

Kulkiri - Okay, Not 10 years ago I was a die hard advocate of gridlock in DC. I figured if our elected idiots did not do anything, we would be better off. Now I am reminded of the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for". It's been republican sponsored gridlock for 8 years now and it is not pretty. Doing nothing is not good for the rest of us. But I am afraid that as long as there is a breath in a GOP that does not own the White House, nothing but obstruct will be the conservative policy.

Ol'Buzzard said...

If this election confirms anything it is the ignorance of the vast number of Americans.

I always bring up the IQ bell curve: half of the people are on the north side of the curve and half of the people are on the south side of the bell curve: It is the south side that the Republican Party depend on - and these are the people that are easily motivated to turn out and vote.
The Ol'Buzzard