Wait, what's that? This isn't about ignorance? Well, you're right about that. This is sheer stupidity. The thing is, we have the GOP pointing the finger at the Dems, and the Dems pointing the finger at the GOP. Each one blames the other for the mess we're in. Seems like nothing has changed at all in my country. It looks like politics as usual to me. I mean, let's face it, when you vote (D) or (R), you pretty much get what you voted for. Am I right? Of course I am.
Oh sure, it would be easy to just come right and say that it's both parties fault. Actually, that is what I'm saying because, gulp, it's the truth. But I have had plenty of time to ponder this whole mess and once I pondered some more, it finally struck me. This isn't just the GOP's fault, nor is it just the Dems fault. Don't get me wrong, they are responsible for the adolescent behavior coming from both parties, however, when you really think about it, and I mean, REALLY think about it, you begin to understand that this government shutdown and inching closer to a default is not the fault of our idiot leaders. No, seriously, it's not.
So, if it's not their fault, entirely, then who's fault is it?
It's Americans fault!
Everyone who voted for a democrat in the last election, it's your fault. Everyone who voted for a republican, it's your fault. You're the ones who voted these people into office, correct? And if that is the case, and we know that it is, then why are so many Americans getting all bent out of shape about it? Why all the butt-hurt whine? Instead of getting mad at the people YOU elected into office, go to the nearest mirror and bitch that person out.
Lucky me, I know it's not my fault because I only vote for Independents. None of them won, by the way, so I know I didn't put Obama in the White house. I didn't put any of our senators in the senate either. In fact, not one person in congress was put there by my vote, so I have every right to bitch about the shutdown and the looming default. All of you who voted (D) or (R), you got no right at all to be complaining. Unless, of course, you complain to / at yourself.
That's right, Americans are to blame for what is going on in our country's politics. After all, it was no secret that Dems and GOP do not get along. It's been that way for how many decades? Armed with that knowledge, you all still voted these people into office?
What were you thinking?
Oh yeah, that's right, you were thinking CHANGE!
I suppose the change you all were talking about was the skin color of our next president, not change where our direction as a nation was heading. I guess it was more important to everyone that we showed the world we could elect a black man into office. "See how awesome we are the rest of the world?" .... Yay us. Yay America!
Yes, yay for you!
What's next? Are we going to show the world that we aren't afraid to elect a woman into office? Yay again for us. Yay again for America! More change!
I don't think so.
Sorry Hilary, you are not change. It wouldn't matter if we elected a hermaphrodite into office, it still wouldn't be change. Not as long as that hermaphrodite had a (D) next to their name, or an (R).
However, if that's the change America is still looking for, then go for it. But if America wants real change in it's economic and political future, then there is only one way to ensure America gets that change. That change can only come in one form, and that form is an Independent.
For as long as America is ruled by the iron fists of democrats and or republicans, then continue to expect the same future for your children as you have lived in the past. (And still living in the present)
In fact, for as long as you continue to vote (D) or (R), expect things to get worse.
Hey, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it take a drink. Just like I can point you in the right direction, but I can't make you take the path. That is something you are going to have to decide for yourself. As far as I can see, if you vote (D) or (R) in the next election, then you really don't want change.
Only when we elect these parties out of office will America get the real change its citizens so boldly claim they want.
And don't go shaking your head, saying, "But Carroll, voting Independent is so risky." ... Bullshit! Voting Independent in the next election is no more riskier than voting for another dumb-ass democrat or dumb-ass republican. At this point, it would be less of a risk based on the fact that we know what we're going to get with Dems and GOP, the same shit we've been getting for all these many years.
And let us not forget that we did have a president one time who did not belong to or was affiliated with any political group when he was in office. Who was that president? Why, it was George Washington. Last time I checked, he did a pretty good job leading our nation.
So, if the government shutdown is getting you .... down? And if this looming default is ticking you off like it is ticking me off? Then do something about it! Unfortunately, you might not be able to do anything about it until next election, in the meantime, just shut it. Take what you voted for like adults. Take responsibility for your vote. You knew what you were voting for and if you didn't, then now would be the perfect time to remove head from sphincter. Then vote!
And while you're at it, vote for an Independent. That will show these people that Americans are still the boss. And don't just vote Independent for the presidency, vote Independent for the senate, congress, judges, governors, mayors, from federal to state to local. Let's get rid of the (D)'s and the (R)'s and let's get America headed in the right direction once and for all.
As for my message to Obama, you can be as difficult as you want when it comes to negotiating with the GOP, I don't care anymore. But just remember, this government shutdown, and impending default, it's happening on YOUR watch. If that's the legacy you want to leave behind, so be it. Oh, you can finger point at the GOP all day long, you have been doing that for the past five years anyway, (and vice-versa) but in the end, you're still the Commander in Chief. This is still your dog and pony show.
And the world is watching.
I'm Carroll Bryant .... and this is The Looking Glass.
Things We Learned Today:
* Both political parties are to blame for shutdown / Default
* Americans who voted for these people are more so to blame
* Real change will only come when Dems and GOP are no more
* Vote Independent