Sunday, September 21, 2008
To "The Party That Wrecked America" -- Let's give 'em eight more years to fix it!
It's difficult for me to conceive of people who would vote for another 4 or 8 years of those tax-cuts-and-smaller-government folks when they are now reaping the "rewards" of those policies. The fact is, we may not have another 4 or 8 years. We may not even have another 4 or 8 months of life as we knew it! The nation's in the middle of total economic meltdown!
As the saying goes, always, "Profits will be privatized, losses socialized," and boy are our pockets, our purses, our savings, our retirement accounts and net worths being socialized to bail out the bulls in the china shop! But in November, why not give 'em another 4 or 8 years?
I sometimes wonder if half of this nation is walking around *free* when they should be locked in a damn loony bin? (Sadly, they look much like the other half of us.)
Eight years ago November, we let "junior" in the House, left him its keys, gave him the keys to the liquor cabinet and family cars, along with all the credit cards and told him "No Parties!"
And what's been the result? After 8 years of Junior and his friend's drunkenness and binging in their orgies of excess, the cars have long ago been totaled, all the neighbors are pissed because the (global) neighborhood's been trashed, the credit cards are maxed out beyond their ability to repay and they've burned down the fucking House (-- the only thing saving it from foreclosure - nobody can afford to repossess it, to own it, or wants the damn thing).
But let's give the kids another 4 or 8 years. Now is no time to come home when everything's in smoldering, gutted ruins. Maybe John McCain, tapping into the experiences of his running mate Sarah Palin and his economic tutor, Phil Gramm (the architect of the Dec. 15, 2000, financial coup for Wall Street gluttons which have brought us to this meltdown point, can get the House back in order before Mom and Dad America come home in 2016?
I don't think so, but maybe as Gramm told us in July, we're not a nation in decline. Maybe those of us who would disagree are just part of that "nation of whiners" he described. After all, we're in the middle of what Gramm said is "a major export boom that is the primary reason that growth continues in the economy." (Now why does that remind me of Enron execs reassuring nervous employees and investors their company stock values were sound as management was deserting ship with suitcasefuls of proceeds from sales of Enron stock on the threshold of total worthlessness?)
Is this who we want as a possible Secretary of Treasury the next 4 o4 8 years? Is this the *change* McCain is offering us? The visions of a delusionary responsible for letting the pigs out of the barn?
Maybe. Maybe things aren't all that bad. Maybe Dada's just a doom and gloomer baby boomer suffering Phil Gram "mental recessions."
If you agree, then come November, why don't you Polyannas (or sadomasochists -- I can't decide which) give these guys another 4 or 8 years? They can't do much more damage then's already been done. Right, Sarah? (Save for total annihilation in a "nucular" war with Russia, of course. Huh Sarah?)