One of the great things about the blogging world is its universal access. That means that each and every ill tempered, cranky, obnoxious, bigoted, know it all can spread lies, disinformation and general bullshit with all the authority of an expert. Even on subjects that they know absolutely nothing about.
Election years not only add to the numbers but carry an additional amount of hate than average too.
This year is a grand expansion on the theme of hate and envy your fellow man though. An astounding level of ignorance and bigotry is the rule of blogosphere. I am prone to using various sites and pages to see what the nation/world has on its mind and I read several things every day that confound my mind with the impossible arrogance and stupidity. I'd like to express my personal opinions here today.
First off, what in the world makes so many conservatives believe that the whole of the economic disaster we've been going through is Barrack Obama’s fault? Have Nixon, Reagan, Georges the first and second all been tossed down the memory hole? For that matter let's talk about Reagan. He did more damage to the nation than all other presidents combined. He went after unions, the disabled and the poor with an unmatched glee, a lot of it based on the advice of his wife's astrologer. Way to go Ron.
George the first too had a pocket congress, he did things his way and then, he decided to stop going after Saddam Hussein when he had him cornered and the population of Iraq ready to toss him. Why? Then we get the whole read my lips fiasco. Sure it was just a sop to his cronies, I'm sure he never intended to be held to it. OOPSie. Can't tell lies to everyone and walk can you?
You have to hand it to the court packers in Reagan and Bush though. They took a complete failure as a businessman and appointed him president of the United States and let him lay low on his ranch while Dick Cheney passed out tax money to himself and their friends like it was party favors. I'd like to believe that Osama Bin Laden did his evil without their help yet who was the only family to fly out of the U.S. After 9/11? Damned if it wasn't old Osama's. Now did they leap to go after the countries that had harbored his henchmen and such? Why no, couldn't go after the Bush families business partners the Saudis, they went out and started a war with a country that had no connection to 9/11 at all, Iraq.
Now did they pay for the wars openly and in full disclosure? No they threw trillions out of the country and kept it all off of the books. Now, I'm no genius but, it seems to me that we were spending money that we didn't have and not being told how much or seeing what it was doing to the deficit. I will grant that in 2006 the control of the Congress was no longer totally in partisan hands but, I'd add that many of those Democrats were the “Blue Dogs” who voted against their own party more often than not.
It keeps getting better too, the end of George the Seconds rule was marked by the coming of the due bills. The man just couldn't seem to engineer things to fall after he was gone. The brokerage houses, the insurance companies and the banks and lenders began to collapse around his wooly little head and he watched helplessly as his palace crumbled. The U.S. Economy for the last twelve months of Bush's reign looked a lot like what you'd see swirling around a toilet bowl when you were done with it.
In the end not only had he blown a budget surplus but added 10 trillion more to that. So how is this Obama's fault? All of it happened long before he took office.
The reality check is this, trickle down theory is fully dis proven and needs no further examination. No matter how much money goes to the top it is all siphoned off to the Caymans long before it can help the middle and lower classes. Romney/Ryan propose to just throw more money at it though. It reminds me of an old joke where a fellow is watching the news in a bar and bets another patron that a person won't jump off of a ledge to their death. The other person take s the bet and in seconds the tape shows a person leaping off to the ground below. The second man says that he can't take the man's money because he'd seen the report earlier and knew that it would end this way the other? He says take it, I saw it earlier too and I can't believe he did it again.
Another fun fact permeating the countries tighter fist ed types is that all who are drawing disability are lazy useless bastards who could work if they chose to. That Social Security is a give away program and that we get it for nothing, Well it's bullshit. Every paycheck I ever got had a deduction for this, I paid for it and it is properly called the Old age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Act. Get it yet morons, it is insurance that we all pay for if we work here. Even veterans must pay it from their military pay so I never asked to be sick, and I never asked for anything I didn't pay for in advance. So stick that crap in your garden.
I think that it may be time to retire Karl Rove too. The Akin comments reeked of his foul stench. So does this misbegotten attack on woman’s rights. Add to that his favorite chestnut of Gay marriage and abortion and we see that you can only sling the shit around for so long before people get wise to it.
Well, I hope that I offended the right group of people but, let me add one more thing. If you want to take me on do it on your own page. Try to do it without threats too.