Yesterday morning, in a moment when it appeared as if the stock market was about to break and likely fall off a cliff, I sent this to some friends:
THESE SOB, F-CKING REPUBLICANS!!! WHAT PATRIOTS!!! BUNCH OF INFANTILE, UNREASONABLE LUNATICS!!! SO ANYTIME A PARTY DOESN'T LIKE OR AGREE WITH A PASSED LAW, ONE UPHELD BY THE SCOTUS, THE MINORITY PARTY CAN SIMPLY DO ALL IT CAN TO DESTROY THE COUNTRY??!! THEY F*CKING TRIED 40+ TIMES ALREADY TO REPEAL OBAMACARE AND FAILED EACH TIME.... RATHER THAN STOP THE NONSENSE, THEY CHOOSE TO GO NUCLEAR..... WHAT A FRIGGIN EMBARRASSMENT....I ASK, AT THIS POINT, GIVEN ALL THAT'S HAPPENED OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, BUT MORE SO OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS IF NOT WEEKS, WHO THE HELL CAN STILL STAY AND REMAIN A REPUBLICAN?? IF NOT LEAVE NOW, THEN WHEN??!
What is to blame for all of this? I say the crazy redistricting laws, which allows district lines to be drawn that makes it possible for the normally unelectable to get elected. A few kooks here and there get voted into office and the next thing they wield an inordinate amount of power, destroying anything that resembles a democracy. They say they care about the country and the Constitution -- bullcrap! They only care about what they themselves specifically care about and the hell with everyone and everything else -- including the Constitution! The country has been taken hostage by a bunch of nutballs, but make no mistake, in "normal" times such people still existed but had no chance of winning an election. All of that changed with redistricting. It's why Tea Party candidates will never win the White House -- the power of redistricting can't extend far enough nationally for that to happen -- and yet it doesn't stop the few from winning their pretzel-shaped districts, banding together and wreaking havoc.AND DON'T GIVE ME THAT FEW BAD APPLES B.S., THE BAD APPLES ARE MANY AND THEY'RE RUNNING THE WHOLE SHOW.... THAT'S WHY A VOTE FOR A MODERATE "R" (NEVERMIND THEY'RE NEAR NON-EXISTENT) IS A VOTE FOR THE PARTY OF LUNACY, BECAUSE THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM....
What is the predominant fear? I agree with those who say that the big fear is Obamacare will succeed and become very popular. Years from now, when the program has been repeatedly refined and improved, as any such program has evolved, and the many benefits become increasingly apparent to the masses, the fear is Obama will receive tons of credit and goodwill, that he'll become the equivalent of FDR and the New Deal. Republicans know that they must snuff Obamacare out now before it has a chance to take hold and blossom. The demographics already disfavor Republicans in the future, the last thing they need is a Democrat-sponsored government program becoming wildly popular.
As for the government shut down, I continue to believe the adults in the room will eventually take control and Republicans will cave in to their true masters: the top 1%. Right now the stock market is hanging in there, much as it did in late 1995 during the last shut down, but it did look as if it was going to crack yesterday morning and may still do so in the near future if the shenanigans continue. Reminder: the top 1% hold most of the $$$ tied up in stocks. If the market takes a meaningful nose dive, you can bet the phones will be ringing in most GOP offices with angry voices saying, "Enough already! Cut the crap, or else!"
And presto, the government shut down would end. Well, that's what would occur in a normal world, but perhaps, as Obama said, it truly is different this time.