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I would appreciate any input from all on this article. Originally posted at my blog (where all the links work and the formatting is intact): http://www.bluecarp.c...
David K. Williams, Jr.
"We're all mad here." - The Cheshire Cat
RealClearPolitics declares "Republican Earmarks Taint Criticism."
As an example, RealClearPolitics points to Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. On the recent budget and its earmarks, McConnell said:
"In the midst of a serious economic downturn, the Senate had a chance to show it could impose the same kind of restraint on itself that millions of Americans are being forced to impose on themselves at the moment," McConnell said from the Senate floor.
Following the vote, McConnell issued a press release that simultaneously announced his opposition to what he said was an oversized bill and touted the millions of dollars he personally brought home to Kentucky.
This Alice In Wonderland, Orwellian absurdity is our fault. It aint' THEIR fault. It's OUR fault.
They do it because we not only let them do it, we demand they do it. If they don't bring it home, we vote for someone that will.
The only way to change politicians is to change us.
We vote for the status quo, we get the status quo.
That really should not be a shock to anyone.
What some have not considered, however, is that voting for members of the two-party duopoly that perpetuates this nonsense is indeed a vote for the status quo.
Will either the national or the Kentucky GOP take McConnell to the woodshed for his nonsense? Of course not. If they do, the Democrats will use the criticism against him in the next election.
If the Democrats get that seat, then Democratic causes and donors will get the pork. Not the Republican causes and donors that McConnell just paid off.
And make no mistake. The two party duopoly has only one overriding goal. That goal is retaining power.
It is not smaller government. It is not liberty. It is not free markets. It is not your individual well-being.
It is winning. It is controlling the pork.
Helping and supporting the two party duopoly is complicity in our own robbery. (I think John Galt said the same thing).
And until we start doing something about it, until we fundamentally change the way we approach our passive acceptance of the two party duopoly, we can all just keeping writing checks to Mitch McConnell's favorite Kentucky causes.