You Already Know Don't You!!!
Webster's defines comrade:
1 - a : an intimate friend or associate : companion
b : a fellow soldier
2 - use as a form of address by communists
To me, "a form of address" isn't a word definition, so let's stick with definition #1.
I find this Wikipedia article interesting...
The debt ceiling has been raised 74 times since March 1962, including 18 times under Ronald Reagan, eight times under Bill Clinton, seven times under George W. Bush, and five times under Barack Obama. In practice, the debt ceiling has never been reduced, even though the public debt itself may have reduced.
Once again congress is locked in a battle about raising the debt limit. Now it's not like this hasn't been on their radar for a while... like since the last time they kicked the can down the road, but here we are again at the brink of a government shutdown and it's reported that the Republicans in congress may not be able to muster even 30 votes out of 247 they wield to pass a debt ceiling bill before it starts to affect the world economy. Didn't these guys set up the spending rules in the first place and now seemingly refuse to pay for 'em?
I swear it's a game to some of these folks! We all know if the government shuts down, it's gonna cost more than passing a limit bill, close the national parks for a few days, not pay our military troops, and who knows what all else get's impacted... all to attempt to prove a political point because nothing ever comes of this fight.
Is it worth it? Is it really worth putting the world economy and our own specifically in jeopardy because of party disunity? Some folks sure think so, and they loudly proclaim that they will vote PARTY over person no matter what.
Welcome To The Party Comrade! Republicans and democrats are universal with their blind sided allegiance to their "leaders". Now a days, you won't get any choice at all in who we vote for. It is being decided by opinion polls paid for by folks with more money than sense, with carefully worded survey questions designed to get a specific response. We're then spoonfed the results with slick news reports and followed up political advertising designed to inflame us.
We always seem to say... "I'm voting for the lesser of two evils". What a way to feel every time we vote!