I think it was Fred Allen who once said, "You can tell people the truth, but you better make them laugh, or they will hurt you."
We seem to be living in a time where the marvelous lie is preferred over the hard truth. Maybe it has always been that way.
With very few exceptions, these two parties are basically the same. They both work hard to give us a bloated, out of control unionized bureaucratic dictatorship, of which WE THE PEOPLE have damn little say in what goes on. WE THE PEOPLE just get to pay for it all. That doesn't sound like a very good deal does it?
They fight and argue over 1% of the spending in the country, and then tell us they are on opposite sides. Yeah right. I know, who wants to talk about this stuff?
I would rather think about the upcoming football season, or taking a trip to see family, arguing politics and saying things that need to be said is a drag. And yet, because we have been reluctant to deal with harsh reality in the past, we find ourselves in a dangerous time and incredibly flawed government.
Hard to tell the truth and make you laugh.
Where did we ever get this idea that Politics was some kind of a hand holding event? We've been sold a bill of goods. We are led to believe that problems are solved when the two sides come together and sing Kumbaya. No no no. Arguments have to be won, principles must be defended.
There is a big lie in the world of politics, and that lie is this. You cannot legislate morality. That is bull friends. Anytime there is legislation going on, someone's morality is being legislated.
What is my point? Let me answer it this way. Let us suppose that we could trade US Senators with California. We get DIFI and Boxer, and they get Johanns and Fischer. Does anyone really believe that anything changes?
I am tired of the Bob Dole school of GOP. Let me give an example of that. If Obama were to announce tomorrow that every Tea Party Person in the USA is to be tossed off a 1000 foot cliff to a pit of 1000 lions, John Boehner would knock over reporters on his way to the nearest microphone to announce that Obama was nuts. All we need is a 500 foot cliff and 500 lions.