Thursday, July 29, 2010

Something Worth Sharing

I happened to catch this today, along with an article in the KC Star that the efforts of the Administration to jump start the economy has worked. But, since the US is now careening perilously towards stupidity, many will not believe it since Rush or Glenn or some other entertainer didn't scream it out.

"Can a nation remain a superpower if its internal politics are incorrigibly stupid?" Writes E. J Donne of the Washington Post. Then there's the structure of our government. Does any other democracy have a powerful legislative branch as undemocratic as the U.S. Senate?

"When our republic was created, the population ratio between the largest and smallest state was 13 to 1. Now, it's 68 to 1. Because of the abuse of the filibuster, 41 senators representing less than 11 percent of the nation's population can, in principle, block action supported by 59 senators representing more than 89 percent of our population. And you wonder why it's so hard to get anything done in Washington?"

Mr Dionne is more optimistic than I am, I think the US is in a steep decline and becoming increasingly irrelevant. But since Rush doesn't think the same... all is well.

In American Politics, Stupidity is the Name of the Game

1 comment:

zonkstatic said...

What I don't understand is why rich people -- i.e., repubs and teabaggers -- hate America so much that they won't support it, always leaving it to the lower 95% tax brackets to fund everything decent, from schools to roads to clean water to social security.

But hell is here if anyone but a foaming retard conservative is not in the White House and you ask these asshats for one dime to support their endless wars or next trillion dollar tax break.

Why do conservatives hate America? Time to sloganeer their asses with oldies like: "America: Love It or Leave It!" and other nonsense.