Sunday, March 28, 2010

Continuing Adventures at the New York Times (2)

Failure. Again.

I got up really early to see if I could leave a noteworthy post on Frank Rich's column and before I could read and compose something I though might get a vote of recommendation, the site closed to further comments. It's not even 7:00 a.m., and site's closed.

I'm just going to have to stay up one Saturday night and get in when the getting is good.

Anyway, here is what I would have posted on
Frank Rich column.

Wow! this is rich, Frank. Nicely written and well linked.

However, one point you did not mention when writing of the great what-was is that the clock is ticking.

How long before the current national health care becomes another liberal idea that is transformed over time to a foundation of conservative rights. Like that centuries old liberal belief that every individual had a right to bear arms that it was given near top billing in the Bill of Rights and is as bedrock with the old order as tea parties.

How long before the individual right to decent health care will become something you have to pry from conservatives' cold dead fingers? Tic, tic, tic.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Throw the Bums Out

Congress is dysfunctional. Start over on health care may make a good sound bite on Fox News and the foundations of a shallow but effective political strategy, but it sends a message of failure for a deliberative body. Our government is a failure.

Democrats have proven they cannot lead even with a super majority, and Republican have proven that to them compromise means doing what they want and they will not budge from that position otherwise, and do it in lockstep -- which scares me on an whole 'nother level.

What can we do? No matter how much you hear about change or keeping the old fashion traditions, it all comes down the the same-old, same-old. Policy making, politics, will continue in the future as it has in the past. Get used to it.

However, we could send a message to Washington like they've never heard before and will shake them up the pols, lobbyist, and bureaucrats down to their self-serving bones. Send the message that you can continue to do what you do, but you'll only do it for one term.

Throw the bums out!

Stand up for America! Do your part. Vote this year for sure, but vote for anybody but the incumbent. Vote for the non-incumbent whoever it may be. Vote for the new guy or gal. Keep your part affiliation, if you must, but vote for someone not currently serving in Congress. Neither representative or senator shall return. Join the movement. Send a message to Washington. Enough is enough.

We rule this country and we've had enough. Either shit or get off the pot.