It’s nice to see our government back in business and if you notice any difference, please let me know. If there was any relief in sight, I’d breathe a sigh of it. I’m sure the people in flood-ravaged Colorado who have been treading water since FEMA decided to take a vacation are relieved. I think the 16 days before my last finals, before my wedding, before the birth of my children were a lot more stressful than 16 days without a government. Did you do anything differently? Have you spent the last 16 days under your bed with a cat and a teddy bear? The media kept telling us how bad it was as we all went about our business. Government ground to a halt but America didn’t. If you put a picture of the government on the side of a milk carton, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone willing to go look for it. I think all politicians must have life coaches or yoga instructors who have convinced them we care about what they do. Well, we don’t. Even those who pretend they care, well…are just pretending. We think you’re all morons and, no matter who’s in charge, we want you to take what you think we owe and leave us alone. Oh, and don’t tell us what it’s for because that will just make us madder.
Both sides are at fault here and both have been engaged in acts that would have been considered treasonous 200 years ago yet they continue to fall back on the Constitution when it’s convenient and ignore it when it’s not. Kind of like parenting in a way. The Democrats only did one smart thing and that was to keep Joe Biden under house arrest so the whole argument wouldn’t escalate into gunfire. He couldn’t have been farther from the action unless they sent him into outer space. Joe, tell me again how tough you are when you go in for the next round of hair plugs. Well, as it turns out, doing one smart thing gave them a clear lead over the Republicans who let the Tea Party wing bury them so deep in the well, even Lassie couldn’t save them. And at that, McConnell, who happens to hail from Kentucky, got an extra $3 billion dollars for Kentucky for some dam he wants to build, just for signing off on the deal. That’s not the way it’s supposed to work. Lincoln didn’t say, “I’m going to abolish slavery but now you all have to buy your log cabins from my log cabin factory in Illinois.”
The problem is that out here we foolishly expect them to be working together while inside the beltway they see it as a fight. Republicans even said, “We fought a good fight. We just lost.” Of course the Democrats were roasting s’mores around a campfire in the Oval Office at the time. See, it’s not supposed to be a fight. We shouldn’t have to send in a Kindergarten teacher to break up whatever slap-fight is on the agenda that day. You’re supposed to be working together…for America…remember her?
It is a little embarrassing when your credit rating is better than your country’s. I take no measure of pride in the fact that I can buy a car with 0% interest but if America went in and filled out a credit app, the finance guy would burst into laughter.
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