Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The end of the road

Joe Biden, on GOP plans to take back some House seats in the midterm:

They're going to put their chips on movement in the 35 seats in the House that have been traditionally Republican districts and trying to take them back," Biden said, according to the White House pool report.

"If they take them back, this the end of the road for what Barack and I are trying to do. This is their one shot," he went on. "If they don't break the back of our effort in this upcoming election, you're going to see the things we said we're for happen."

If Democrats can keep those seats, he said, Congress will finally see bipartisanship.
The end of the road? Where the fuck is the start of the road? Why is it that I have to wait until you find out if you keep seats that you already fucking hold before I see the things you said you're for happen?

Is it because the Republicans aren't the problem? Your political opposition has rendered itself all but totally powerless with eight years of servicing corporate America at the expense of the American people, and yet you still can't anything done. You need exactly ZERO Republican votes in both the House and Senate to get your agenda passed, so political opposition can't possibly be the problem, because you don't have any.

So what's the problem? Frankly, other than a few fringe nuts who watch Faux News 24/7, I don't know of anyone who opposes your stated agenda, other than Wall Street and the healthcare industry. Are they the ones who have stolen your spine? Are you really going to cater to them at the expense of the American people? Have you learned nothing from the Republicans' experience?

One more thing: Nobody gives a shit about "bipartisanship." Republicans already don't hold those seats. What about losing them again is going to make Republicans suddenly reasonable?

Republicans only care about one thing: making the rich even richer. I don't share that goal and therefore have no interest in compromising with them. The rich are rich enough.

And, frankly, if Republicans oppose something, it's a pretty good indicator that it will benefit the American people and/or improve the country in some way. So do yourself a favor and stop talking about "bipartisanship" except to point out what a horseshit smokescreen it is.

Maybe instead of worrying about the next election, you could accomplish something meaningful now. Something tells me that if you do that, the next election will take care of itself.

And if you don't, well, then I would start worrying.

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