If Only In America!

By now everybody with a half brain knows that our Congress is about as worthless as tits on a boar.  Their approval rating is damn near zero and in some circles it is zero……and with that bad news for them….they change nothing….they keep playing the same game they have been playing for over 5 years….my opinion and yours means NOTHING to them.

The only way we can change this is by voting them out of office and guess what….we are not capable of doing that!  We have had numerous elections for the voter to change things and we just cannot bring ourselves to do that one simple task….replace the spineless Congress and try to start over…..it is beyond SAD!

The news of the day is that France president Hollande has basically thrown the present government out of office……..ahhhhh now there is a choice we could use….

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented the resignation of his government to the president on Monday, Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement.

The statement said a new government would be formed on Tuesday in line with the “direction he (the president) has defined for our country.”

Valls’ resignation gives him Hollande,  the power to set up a new cabinet.

Now there is an idea whose time has come in America.  There is something to be said for the parliamentary style of governance.

Since the voter cannot work up enough courage to do the right thing….then take it out of their hands….dissolve Congress and tell the voter to try again……I know it sounds a bit harsh but something has got to give for this country to move forward….if not we will be stuck in this cycle of stupid.

America can NO longer wait for the perfect statesman….we need action and we need it NOW!

America prepares to reelect the Congress it loathes – The Washington Post

I saw this article awhile back and made me stop and think about the upcoming election……it is true….we hate Congress but most will be re-elected…..where is the logic in that?  What is it that Einstein had to say about insanity?

If you cannot see the stupidity in this then you are the perfect person to sign up for the new Palin Channel………

 

America prepares to reelect the Congress it loathes – The Washington Post.

Centrists The Bane Of Politics

It is time to step back from the horrendous situation in the Middle East……maybe calmer heads will prevail…..but knowing both sides of the argument…..I doubt!

Every year that we have an election, and it seems to be a never ending cycle these days, we hear all about the independents…..and some times people want to talk about the centrists as the controllers of the election results……..many a pundit has tried to define who the centrists are and what they stand for…..mostly it has been pure  imagination not facts that they base their analysis on……

To me a centrists is someone who has lost confidence their chosen political party and vote against it but do not want to be labeled so they pretend that they are centrists……I recent read a piece that sort of explains the swing in centrism…….I have noticed by talking with people that “centrists” seem to be leaning toward liberalism these days…..but why?

Reporter and author Thomas Ricks has long been what he would describe as a “detached centrist.” He’s also a big fan of the free market and a strong national defense, and he’s financially comfortable as he approaches the age of 60. Conventional wisdom might suggest that he should be “drifting into a cautious conservatism” right about now, but Hicks writes in Politico Magazine that he is as surprised as anyone to find himself shifting to the left instead. Among his reasons:

  • Military: As the author of several books about the military, Ricks finds himself appalled at how badly our wars have been run in Afghanistan and Iraq, at the Pentagon’s use of torture, and at the employment of mercenaries and security contractors who have “poisoned the conduct of … war.”
  • Intelligence: Hicks writes that he’s no great fan of Edward Snowden, but it’s clear now that “American intelligence officials have shown a contempt for the way our democracy is supposed to work.”
  • Income inequality: Both parties are to blame for making the rich richer and the poor poorer, he writes. “Apparently income redistribution downward is dangerously radical, but redistribution upward is just business as usual.”

Click for Ricks’ full column.

You would think that a party that really would like to govern would not see these trends and adjust their thinking to seem more viable…..but the modern GOP just cannot seem to break its old habits and because they cannot….they will not rule anytime soon.

Since they cannot break their antiquated chains the voter will be looking elsewhere and with our system you know what the means……Dems will win again!

 

Republicans Wreck the Vote | The American Conservative

Surprise!  I actually read the American Conservative!  BTW…for you history buffs…today is Bastille Day…..

The GOP could be making a big problem worse…..the young are our future and our future voters…..maybe the GOP should stop trying to marginalize the very voters that could put them over the top…….just a thought!

 

Republicans Wreck the Vote | The American Conservative.

Attention, pols: Voters overwhelmingly prefer candidates who support climate action – Salon.com

Oh geez!   This oughta send the deniers over the edge….but after thinking it over….they will just ignore any such evidence to keep preaching the crap they are fed……will the people put their votes where their mouth is or will they revert back to re-electing the same d/bags that they have always re-elected?

 

Attention, pols: Voters overwhelmingly prefer candidates who support climate action – Salon.com.

The Birth of a Citizen: Political Scientists Study How to Engage Young People | Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Since our dynamite congress cannot get anything done in the last 6 years maybe we should design a program to show these do-nothing twats what it takes to be a loyal official of the realm.

This might not be a bad idea for the rest of us also….maybe then we will stop electing big mouths and start finding people capable of being worthy of the office we give them.

If they want to act like immature morons then let us treat them as such….and keep it simple…….

 

The Birth of a Citizen: Political Scientists Study How to Engage Young People | Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Are Americans Capable Of Change?

CHANGE!  That magical word that can deliver votes.  Every American wants and sometimes demands change……but are they capable of change?  Or is it just a political slogan to win over the population?

This has been a post in the making….I started with the opening statement and weeks later I am still trying to put it together…….

Americans say they are looking for change……most are not….what they are looking for is their party or candidate or whatever to be elected.  To change Washington you would have to change the system…….ALL candidates are funded by special interests and they fund the candidates to get what they want….and they want things to remain the same…..they have a free run of DC they will NOT give that prestige up for any reason or than to be forced and I mean FORCED to relinquish their stranglehold on politics….and that my friend will never happen….not with the Dems or the GOP or the Tea Party or whatever little group one belongs.

Congress approval rating is at 13%, the lowest point in history and yet this rating does nothing to change their thinking and their policies……..the voter’s concerns means nothing to these people.  In a recent survey 72% of this polled say that elected officials do not deserve to be re-elected and yet they are almost every time.

Do Americans really want change?

The reps will offer up reform and reform is NOT change.  Reform is something done to appear to be concerned and changeable but in reality all it is is a feel good situation that gives the illusion of change.  With reform the underlying problems will remain just out of sight.

Sorry to say but voting is another feel good situation for the people….they are not in control of the process…..they get to vote on a person chosen for them…..and that sounds a lot like the old USSR where voters got to vote yes or no on a candidate…..ours is a bit more sophisticated but it is basically a yes or no vote.

Another problem is the people accept the reform as change…either they are ignorant or they are just naive…….there has never been real change…..a butt load of reforms but change has been elusive.

Personally I do not believe that there will be substantial change in my lifetime…..and that brings me to a quote I have in the back of my old radical brain….”There is NO solution….but revolution”.  Now the word revolution will make a lot of my readers shudder……remember though there are many ways to have a revolution and NOT all involve a bang bang shoot’m up………

If you are NOT willing to make change….then please stop using the term…..for so far all it is is a political campaign prop.  And a real cute bumper sticker.