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Staggering Compromise

I can’t help it. I’m posting too many clips from Jon Stewart, but he seems to be the last sane person standing during the debt ceiling debacle:



  1. TJ wrote:

    You can’t post too many clips from Jon Stewart.

    Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Permalink
  2. Laurie wrote:

    TJ is correct so no need to apologize.

    Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Permalink
  3. ZJD wrote:

    Wow! 77% say our elected officials are acting like spoiled children? They’re using words like “ridiculous, disgusting, stupid, childish, disappointing, and a joke”? 77%, wow… I wonder how many of those heartbreakingly disappointed citizens –

    F***CKING VOTED IN those people they now despise so much! How many of them rode the Kick-the-Bums-Out train last year and handed the House to the Republicans, thus leading to this ridiculous fiasco? I wonder indeed.

    I don’t mean to sound overly partisan… but I am, so that’s how it comes out. There is a glaring difference between the Congress of this year and the Congress of last year, and I defy anyone to hypothesize that we would be in the same situation if there wasn’t. As oligarchic as our political system has become, it is still a democracy. The American people still ultimately determine who they send to Washington, corporate money and misinformation campaigns aside. It seems many are now regretting that exercise in determination. Maybe they’ll examine their current feelings and factor that into their political decisions in the future.

    Or maybe they won’t. Maybe they’ll persist in being woefully misinformed and downright amnestic. Many I’ve talked to recently have not the foggiest idea what actually happened in the recent debt “deal.” And I’m sure many will continue to vote – blindly, consistently, masochistically – against their own economic self interest. Democracy: when everyone gets what the majority deserves. And we sure are getting it now.

    /end rant

    Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Permalink