Bottom of the Barrel

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by OPOVV, ©2013

Do today’s politicians live in a world of their own, disconnected from the rest of America?

(Feb. 9, 2013) — It takes a special kind of person to end up in Obama’s Administration. The specific attributes one must have are so unlikely that, in my view, it’s a wonder that any post can be filled, but filled they are, and it seems that there’s no shortage of “less than honorable” people out there waiting in line. Reminds one of the line of suicide bombers, does it not?

Anyway, I mean, just look at the past and present occupiers of posts who are just figureheads.  They hold meaningless positions which have no power, carry no weight, and are therefore just mannequins to be paraded in front of the cameras and microphones, showing us lesser folk the “Art of the Non-Answer” or “Real-World Lessons Learned from the Chinese.” Every Sunday morning they’re paraded, like clockwork, demonstrating either their superiority over the interviewer or else showing us all how utterly mismatched the interviewer is when confronted with a person who is either incapable of telling the truth or outright refuses to tell the truth.  These operatives are skilled at disguising an answer with meaningless antidotes and Western phrases, such as “We’ll head ’em off at the pass” when describing a possible close vote in the Senate, or, perhaps, “We’ve taken some causalities, but we’ll recover” in explaining why their party lost during the last election.

Arguably, the most entertaining subject is the economy. It’s plain to see that there’s not anyone in Congress who has a clue how the Federal Reserve Bank manages to steal money from the American Treasury, so it’s doubly fun to watch them wiggle and squirm their way around the question “Knowing the track record of the Fed, would you vote to renew its charter in December of this year?” If they answer “Yes,” then they’ll lose votes, but if they answer “No,” they’ll lose the backing of their party (either party).

Of all the places on the planet, Washington, DC holds the unenviable position of existing in something like a time-warp.  However, in Washington’s case, it’s a “Common Sense Warp,” where anyone out of the beltway can see a lie a mile away but, because those within the beltway live with lies daily, they couldn’t see, or tell, the truth if it came up and bit them.

And that’s where Obama recruits from: an unending supply of people who lost their way, who have “no direction home,” who couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag. Those elected officials who arrive and then leave at the first opportunity are the ones who we need to stay awhile.  On the other hand, those who stay past two terms, max, are the ones who we wished never showed up in the first place.  They are the career politician, those who have such an inflated ego that nothing can satisfy their hunger for accolades, no matter how negative they may be, for isn’t bad press better than no press?

Obama’s Administration, from his somewhat “Not Completely Home” VP, to the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, people who we know took the Oath but seemed to have missed the part about “defending the Constitution from domestic enemies,” lack the human emotion called empathy, a sense of responsibility for all those previous Patriots who gave their lives for the Constitution. Since we can reasonably surmise that not one, not one, person in Washington is capable of one simple common-sense truth, then, in order to save our country, they (all) must vacate their positions, by whatever means.



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