It never fails to amaze me how often the left gets it wrong. I’ve been reading a piece that goes on and on about what wimps Congressional Democrats are, which they certainly are but not for the reasons the author describes. Their cowering has less to do with a missing backbone and more to do with the revolution you have set into place.
America’s traditional separation of powers has always been a pain in the ass. Under the pressure of constant bickering and posturing the wheels of government have clumped along to the stirring beat of inefficiency.
Thanks to you, the public no longer suffers the vacuum of inaction that for too long characterized the Beltway. You have strengthened our traditional separation of powers by making the legislative and judicial branches employees of the Corporatist State. This allows the three branches to achieve a unity of purpose never before dreamed of.
Congressional Democrats fold and fold and fold because they understand that loyal employees don’t buck the boss. Pork fat floods the hallowed halls of Congress, and our congressmen realize that if they don’t dance to the corporate tune they will find all this fat rendered out of them.
The bottom line is that they don’t fear you, they fear becoming low fat legislators.
The public bitches about how chaotic and long our electoral process is. It seems to be an endless sea of mud. In truth, we have one of the most efficient electoral systems in the world. The mud that is slung is simply another example of the Bread and Circuses intended to divert the public’s attention from the real issues.
Even before the first stump speech is made, or the first mud slung, our corporatists have vetted and approved every candidate. Those who fail to make the cut find that the mainstream media promptly cancels their very existence.
Those who survive the cut are committed to the status quo no matter how much they prattle on about change. The change they promise is the change of no change in which the more changes they implement, once in office, the more things remain the same. The sole rationale for our federal government is the care and feeding of our corporatist elite. The public is simply an inconvenient fact of life that is easily diverted by the trivia ground out by our state owned media.
Government has nothing to do with public opinion which most congressmen find to be “quaint”. Ethical behavior is a politician’s death warrant, as Dennis Kucinich is finding out.
Congressmen love to tell concerned citizens that they agree with them on a given bill but are unable to vote for it because they don’t have the votes, which is another way of saying that the boss doesn’t want the bill to pass.
The beltway is humming along with a business-like efficiency. We are in the throes of a presidential election in which the country’s corporate masters will select our next CEO who will faithfully carry on as you have.
In business, continuity is everything.