Reading the #news is a #pitiful thing these days.
Does the world really need George Clooney (via the AP nonetheless) to say “Obama ‘having an almost impossible time governing’”?
DUH. If you don’t know that you’ve been living under a very very very large boulder buried miles beneath the crust of the earth. I’ll bet the people in Africa and Europe are more well informed that most Americans.
We can find 1000 headlines from this year that clearly reiterate that. Take the Politico’s headline “Partisan fight leads Obama to move date of speech” from the last 48 hours.
The President of the United States cannot schedule a press conference without bending over backwards to kiss the GOP behind because he’s so scared of them.
I don’t believe for one minute he’s trying to play nice or angling for some kind of concession by playing ball.
If he thinks by kowtowing to their demands makes him look good or smart he is out of his mind.
To me it looks like he’s a wimp who is just too tired to fight for something, that while seemingly minuscule, is a perfect example of how the GOP is blocking everything he does. He talks a good game, but let’s face it - he’s doing a good imitation of the Houston Astros.
But to be honest he’s not alone.
No one in the government is doing anything useful today.
Our reality is a crystal clear illustration.
The country is in a shambles.
People are unemployed in record numbers, but the unemployment office stops counting you the minute you stop collecting unemployment. Average length of unemployment; 18 - 24 months. There are sources citing unemployment rates as high as 22% - 23% which I think if you survey everyone you know (unless you’re exceedingly privileged) you’ll find is usually more accurate.
Better one yet - for those that are self employed or consulting ask them if they’re making anywhere near as much as they did last year and how long it’s taking them to get paid.
The picture the government paints is a facade.
It is a shiny red apple that’s rotting from the inside. I think they may have even spray painted it (like the roses further down the aisle). The outside looks red and shiny. Maybe it has a dent or two but in general it looks edible.
You know which apple I’m talking about.
On the inside it is going brown and rotting. It probably has a worm or a dead bug in it. If you slice it with a knife the smell might kill all small animals in a 30 foot radius. Worse, if you accidentally decide to bite into it you may end up just worshiping the porcelain god or obtain full blown food poisoning of some kind.
Worse - some schmuck decided to put it on the shelf for sale.
In this country, employment is only one of the apples sitting on the shelf rotting from the inside. There’s mortgages, home ownership, student loans, national debt, FEMA, Homeland Security, and a whole host of other issues I could enumerate, but I just don’t want to depress myself or you the reader.
Take some time to think about it people. The longer we say nothing and do nothing the the worse it’s going to get.
Everyone needs to start and/or keep emailing, tumbling, blogging, tweeting, and making the noise level so high that the government will stop ignoring reality, pull their heads out of their collective behinds and focus on what’s important versus the next photo or speech op.
Because if we don’t take care of business, the US Government will continue to do squat to help us unless it’s in the special interest.