Thursday, November 4, 2010
The People's House
It's pouring rain and God Bless America has been looping through my mental juke box since five am. Maybe because Jesus and sex were holding hands in yesterday's post, or maybe it's the numerous renditions I heard belted out during the World Series between The Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants.
(Is rooting for both teams allowed?)
Maybe this God Bless America rampage is my inner voice(s) response to the recent mid-term elections. There's a lot of noise in my head about it, nothing's showing up in any linear order. I trust you're used to that by now...
Close to 4 Billion dollars was spent during this nasty campaign cycle while approximately 30% of our electorate came out to vote. How can people not vote? That's a B for Billion, by the way. How many after-school centers could we build for 4 Billion dollars?
Senator Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky, in an interview with The National Journal, said, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." Really? That's your most important thing? Rand Paul, newly elected (R) senator from Kentucky has continuously pledged "not to compromise."
Is there something in the water in Kentucky?
The party of NO is now in.
How quickly people forget that eight years of Bush/Cheney = two wars, record deficits, torture, to name a few. That dynamic duo brought this country to the very brink of depression. Is it any wonder we're just beginning to see signs of recovery?
Elephant in the room, anyone?
Why do I feel so worried?
I don't normally write about politics because it makes me foam at the mouth. The People's House is in terrible disarray. I know there are citizens who are tickled red with Tuesday's results. Perhaps I would feel slightly less worried if there was any inkling, at all, of let's roll up our sleeves and work together. Nope. It's repeal, tear down, go backwards. I'm just not feeling the love.
At the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear there wasn't a Hitler to be found. There was a woman holding a sign that read, I believe in the Sanity Clause. In a moment of seriousness, Jon Stewart said, "We're in hard times, not end times."
He's right. Right?
God? *Ethel? Somebody? Bless America.
*read: "Call It What You Will"