Wednesday, July 27, 2011

When I grow old - I want a spine made of Cantor. Eric Cantor.

"The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . . Barack Obama," McCain said, quoting the Journal article.

"The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor."


Memo to McCain - the public has already turned en masse against Obama. I think it was that whole social security check nonsense. And we don't care if the Republicans get all the blame. We'd throw any one of them under the bus in a heartbeat. We are tired of you all. We'd put you all in a pen and make you fight it out death match style. 500 enter. One leaves.

Last week I felt a glimmer of hope. I was talking with a long time acquaintance. This is what he said to me -

You know what Snarkolepsy? (of course he calls me by my name) Even my mom, a lifelong Democrat is saying Obama is the worst president we've ever had.

Then in a hushed whisper he added - and she isn't even a racist.

My internal dialog was going wild. You have to know that. It was a weird tick he just blurted out. But I managed to say "I think it's funny that if you say anything bad about the president, you have to put a disclaimer at the end".

He catches himself and smiles. Oh, I guess that was pretty random. Did I do that?

Me - Yeah, but you are far from the first.

2 comments:

John from Pomeroy on the Palouse said...

Hey Mrs. S.,

Just how long has it been since anyone cared what McCain said? 3 years, 6 years, 20?

remember when he went all crazy over one of his state campaign people using the "H" (for Hussein) word referring to candidate Obama? McCain, what a tool.

I like your 500 in, 1 out idea. I read somewhere today someone somewhere (Ace of Spades maybe?) saying we don't expect ideological purity (Gosh, what a beautiful term), but at some point, we DO expect republicans to act AND VOTE like republicans.

John

Hey, my "word" is difecin. I think my doctor has me take that when I read too much political news. calms the heart...

she said: said...

It's been so long since they've acted like Republicans though. If you just called them mean, their testicles would shrink up.

Which at the time - I didn't think was that big of a deal.

Huge deal now.

I mean - Bush would call a disaster area - before the disaster actually hit. At the time I was okay with that. I'm generally okay with helping people rebuild their lives.

Now every hurricane season I think - how are we going to help these people rebuild their lives!

It's just so irresponsible to bring our economy to this point when we owe so much money.