I just got off the phone with my good friend Steve Cobble in Washington. He always has a good way of putting things into perspective. We were talking about the possibility of the House of Representatives going republican in the next election. Essentially, we concluded that some voters are acting pretty goofy, or dangerously showing a lack of critical thinking, when they want to put back into office the same guys they were so happy to get rid of just two years ago. How does that make sense? Do we really want a guy like John Boehner, a dim bulb at best who speaks in bumper sticker phrases, to be running the House? Do we have such short memories that we forget bush, who wanted to privatize social security, was a disaster? Think about Katrina five years ago and the disastrous economic policies that brought us low.
At the same time, why aren't the Democrats out saying they are standing for something....just anything would do, but Social Security would be a good thing to rally around. That is one area where the GOP stepped off the deep end and the Dems are just letting it slide by. Jeeesh!
At the same time the republicans are still the party of no. Don't do anything. How hard is that to run against? Life is too short!
"In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing." ..Mark Twain