RUNNING ON EMPTY
Posted May 27, 2013on:
You might say it is a waste of time trying to keep up with all the “outrage” that is supposed to rile up the senses surrounding anything that is coming out of DC these days. Take your pick.
We hardly live in the present. Just about everything that is going on today is actually focused on the next presidential election three years out. The Right is gunning for Hillary and she has yet to announce.
Bridges are collapsing. The “sequestration” is now weaving its way across the nation thus effecting the population as a whole in the name of “austerity”. Gun control has all but disappeared from the public forum. Obamacare is being challenged yet again. Congress is on hiatus until Boehner says otherwise. And I won’t bother to even mention the topic of women’s rights to self determination. “Leadership” in this country is a joke.
The Right is dragging forth their possible contenders for 2016. Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, have become the staple of talk shows laying claim to the possibility of seizing the nomination 3 years out. This allows the current issues of the day to be set aside in favor of which one of these 3 yahoos has what it takes to attract the future electorate.
For the past 5 years we have had nothing but stalemate. Nothing ever gets done. We are forced to live with “politics” rather than with solutions to some very pressing issues and few elected officials seem to care.
The IRS in all its wisdom has managed to resurrect the hopes and aspirations of the Tea Party. Some of us held the belief that many of these obstructionists would be gone come 2014 when congressional races were up for grabs. After 4 long years of hearing “no” to every issue put forth on behalf of the electorate we felt the end was near. Not so fast.
It is becoming more and more difficult to give a damn anymore. The same old, same old names and faces dominate the discussion, holding out for the ultimate seat of power rather than the public service they were voted to uphold. A never ending game of “gotcha” that only manages to serve them. Whoever “they” happen to be at any given moment.
The political landscape has drastically changed and with all due respect I don’t see that disappearing anytime soon. It’s a game bought and sold with the smell of money and the promises that goes with it.
The bottom line is that you get what you pay for. This is it.
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