Fool me how many times? I lost count.

I’ve really been trying to stay away from politics lately. It seems to be as good for my friendships as it is for my digestive system… but I am absolutely furious today.

First, the American people have been lied to, cheated and stolen from and we’re apparently ok with it. Nearly 2 years ago, we had a budget battle play out over raising the debt limit. The Republicans demanded massive spending cuts, things they knew they couldn’t get, all for the apparent purpose of grand standing. As useless as the argument was, the office of the president, specifically Jack Lew, recommended an even more useless compromise. Raise the debt limit immediately, put off cuts for a year while a commission studies the problem and then fails to make any recommendations and if no solution can be found cut budgets willy-nilly (this has now become known as sequestration). Over the last two years we’ve had several budget battles and elections which have repeatedly pushed sequestration down the road (all the while both Republicans and Democrats have been claiming the $1.1B in “savings” over 10 years). Worse, pretty much every “compromise” completely eliminates sequestration (the only real “cuts” we’ve seen in 10 years)… and the Rs and Ds will still claim the cuts!?!?!?!? Now… we have Nacy Pelosi, Stenny Hoyer and even Obama himself gallivanting around blaming the compromise on the Republicans (say what now?) and no one is calling them on it? Really people? You may not want your Social Security or Medicare benefits cut, but could you at least give a damn that you’re being blatantly lied to?

Second, for all the people out there who are thinking (but not saying) that I’m a crazy gun nut conspiracy theorist who sees nothing but government corruption… vidication is mine! I am 100% positive at least 90% of those reading this just rolled their eyes (assuming you actually read the link)… however, let me remind you, we have to pass the bills to know whats in them, because reading the laws to understand their impact is apparently not necessary. You may not believe, like I do, that guns exist in our society to protect the other rights, but how the hell do you expect to get your rights back once we pass a few more laws without reading them that grossly infringe your rights while the government is slowly eroding your ability to do anything about it? Tyranny though incompetence is still tyranny.

I honestly can not describe how angry I am… I won’t sleep tonight.

Archangel / February 17, 2013 / Political


  1. March - February 17, 2013 @ 11:39 pm

    Kinda pathetic to say this, but I can’t say I’m surprised by any of this. It’s all bullshit. R’s and D’s are just playing a tune to the show to look good for which ever media outlet is playing them at that time. When big fights like the debt ceiling come down to it, they’ve figured out that compromise isn’t as good looking to the public as looking like they got bloodied and beaten by having to drop some of their demands.
    The only thing that the Washington gun law proves to me is that think-tanks and lobbyists are really running the show, as clearly they are drafting the law that gets put through.

    I hope this doesn’t enrage you more, but I feel the need to share it: nothing you’re posting here matters. Does it matter to me? Yes. To the people who read it? Likely so. However, I think what really is the root of your emotion is that regardless of whether we’re getting trampled on by R’s or D’s is that not a single one of the congress members is going to get replaced/recalled/etc about it. The public knows we’re stuck with them and whatever “choices” they make. Some things get enough attention that congress will change its tune (SOPA/PIPA, lest we forget that the reason that got killed was it took damn near every website to go black to get it killed), but most things, especially the important things won’t get the shitheads replaced.

    I don’t like it, but I did what I could and voted for who I wanted to.

    I honestly think that the only way you’re going to get anything done is to run for some office yourself. I’d vote for you, you are principled and honest after all. Even if you get elected, you’ll be like Ron Paul, respected even a very decent following, but never have one of your bills pass and largely ineffective.

  2. Rainbow Dash - April 8, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    I’m a kitty. :3


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