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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

No, Maybe We Can't

Politics is a passion of ours, but sometimes the sheer idiocy of it all just plain wears us out.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, was on "Meet the Press" yesterday, and after misquoting some figures about the economy, he ended his segment smiling at the camera and yelping, "Vote for the tax cuts!", just before they cut his camera off. He sounded like a 7th grade girl running for student council asking everyone in the school cafeteria to vote for her just before someone pelts her in the face with a spoonful of mashed potatoes. Graham was, of course, referring to the fact that the Republicans are practically begging for the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans to be extended this year. This is the same Republican party who fought against extending health care benefits to more Americans and who more recently fought against extending unemployment benefits to Americans, yet they want tax cuts for the wealthiest. Come on, people, this is not rocket science, the Republican Party does not care about you.
But the Republicans will win big this November in the mid-term elections, no doubt. The party which holds the White House always loses Congressional seats in the mid-term elections, especially when the economy is bad, but the Republicans are certainly helped these days by an ignorant, uninformed electorate. In a Wall Street Journal poll released today, 35% of those polled said the Republicans they elect this fall won't return to the hated George Bush policies of recent yesteryear. Wow. So a full 1/3 of those polled think that somehow the Republican Party, who just a few years ago wreaked havoc on the U.S. with a pathological obsession to deregulate the economy and a disastrous foreign policy, has somehow changed. This is so mind-boggling stupid, we can't even comment on it. All we can say is that if you believe the Republicans are ever going to vote for legislation which helps the average person, then you get what you deserve. Unfortunately, when you get what you deserve, we get it, too.

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