It’s hard to witness the state of American politics — the daily activities in Washington or the 2012 general election campaign — without the uncomfortable sensation that you live in a banana republic. Because we are the direct beneficiaries (or targets) of what’s going on, politics in America have become tragically entertaining.
Which house subcommittee will parade another amendment banning contraceptive freedom for women in South Dakota? In Kansas? What new Ethics Committee charge will Rep. Darryl Issa — famed for spearheading a contempt of Congress vote against Atty. General Eric Holder — bring before the chamber? Which representatives will attempt to block votes to raise the debt ceiling letting the entire global economy collapse in flames?
Even though both parties partake and benefit from the million dollar Super PACs this campaign season, I believe only the Republican Party is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the banking industry and the interests of the 1%. Still today, they listen to their own music with ear buds so deeply imbedded in their skulls that they need surgery to remove them. Good luck trying to get them to see reason, common sense, or to make policies that will lead to jobs, which would create for them the Armageddon-like scenario of improving the economy under President Obama’s watch.
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