Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I call your bluff
On a state level it's as if there was no election as republicans forge ahead with their plans to eliminate abortions and suppress voting rights. A couple of bills in state legislatures were just brought forward to do just that. These people don't seem to learn a thing. First they propose ideas that were rejected by the bulk of the american people. Then when that didn't work they neatly cloaked their plan by saying "we'll tell you the details later after we're in office". Only a fool would vote for such a snake oil salesman but I guess we have a whole lot of fools left in this land. If they think that they could have won by being more conservative they'd better think again. This nation is going through a demographic shift like never seen before in our history with an influx from south of the border and elsewhere. My guess is that the next deluge of immigrants will be from the middle east and it will do a party no good to alienate them when they get here if you want their votes.
By all calculations the dying crop of old white anglo men is dying faster than May flies. It will do little good to pander to their needs. It's not the style of the message either, it's the very principles which nobody likes. Package it anyway you like. A big bag of manure is still a big bag of manure. Tie a pretty red ribbon on it and you still won't get any takers. No, this party is about to fade into the sunset unless it actually changes drastically and decides to compromise.
But it's a win win for the Democrats. You see if our budget isn't passed and we do go off this fiscal bluff (after all it is nothing more than a bluff) then for a brief period things will stop. It happened before when Clinton called their bluff during his term (bet you forgot that because it didn't last long). Back then the government was shut down for a few days until constituents howled and that was when republicans lost congressional seats. Want to try it again? Go ahead and see what happens.
Was busy today fixing other people's problems. I'm like that you know.