Eric Cantor is history, crushed by an unexpected Tea Party “David” (literally and metaphorically). And the republican voting block is finally beginning to say no to an artificial republican party. They are realizing we have a “two-party” system where 100% of the democrats are on the take and 75% of republicans seem happy taking the left-over scraps, so both parties end up quite united in only serving their Wall Street masters.
The democrat incumbents are safe, however, because their voting block is, by design, indifferent to corruption by their elected officials. Keep the welfare checks flowing and they will keep voting democrat, just like L.B.J. promised.
For example, only as a democrat can a convicted felon run for office.
Exhibit A: Democrat Edwin Edwards, who served 4 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, 4 terms in the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion, and 8 years in prison, isn’t allowed to run for statewide office – a federal felony conviction bars him from doing that, at least for the moment, but democrats are working on removing that restriction. So, 3 years after leaving prison, he is running for federal office: U.S. Congress. The 86-year old’s career has been fraught by scandal, but it was the racketeering, extortion, money laundering, mail fraud, and wire fraud charges which landed him behind bars.
And there is not enough room here to write about the career criminal democrat, Charlie Rangel, who just won his 23rd term Representing New York’s 13th Congressional District. 23 terms!
But republican voters demand a little more from their elected officials. S0 it is time for that other fake republican, none other than the consummate folding lawn chair John Boehner, to scramble fearing for his own political career. And since the only way the GOP establishment knows to challenge the implosion of the US republic is by making loud noises and providing hours of hollow theatrical entertainment, here comes Boehner with the biggest soap opera he could muster: moments ago the speaker announced he plans to sue Obama “on behalf of the House over his frequent use of executive actions that Republicans believe are beyond his authority.” Of course it sounds good on the surface. Obama is a tyrant. He has bypassed Americans, congress, and the constitution. But if the republicans in the House want to make a real statement they should just impeached Obama. However, remember: this is only theater. Boehner confirmed as much. According to The Hill, “during his weekly Capitol press conference, the Speaker accused the president of violating his oath of office by not “faithfully executing the laws of our country.” But Boehner said the lawsuit would not lead to an attempt to remove Obama from office. “This is not about impeachment,” Boehner said. “This is about his faithfully executing the laws of our country.”
Oh, so it is not about impeachment: so is it only about generating the brownie populist points that go alongside such “tremendous bravery” as engaging in a clearly hollow straight to TV spectacle?
Unfortunately for Mr. Bone-head, conservative voters are a little smarter than their liberal counterparts.
As proof, from a recent poll of 5000 voters that that identified themselves as conservative, 0% believed that the island of Guam was in any danger of tipping over if too many people walked to one side of the island. The same question posed to liberal voters revealed that 29% thought Guam was in immediate grave danger of tipping over if the inhabitants didn’t spread out evenly, and 62% of liberals believed that Guam was in a mild to moderate degree of danger of tipping depending on where the inhabitants were located.
This just never gets old: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7XXVLKWd3Q