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Friday, January 21, 2011

House Republicans Fiddle While America Burns

Two days ago a bunch of us townspeople got together and passed a few meaningless feelgood resolutions. Of course we knew it was just an empty gesture, but we had a good time. We voted 245 to 189 to tell the House of Representatives to quit jacking each other off and get to work already.

Did we tell ‘em off good, or what. OK, so it didn’t accomplish anything. Make-believe is fun. Smoke and mirrors, illusions — our “elected” “representatives” do it all the time, so why shouldn’t the rest of us?

Unlike the overpaid underworked corporate prostitutes in the linked article, we didn’t get paid for our symbolic gestures. And unlike the aforementioned prostitutes, we hadn’t just gotten hired to a new job based on a promise that we would go to work immediately to fix the economy, create new jobs and put America back to work.

Exactly how many jobs did House Republicans create during Wednesday’s masturbation frenzy?


Anonymous Thomas said...

It doesn't matter if people have jobs.

What matters is that the people without jobs also don't have state sponsored health care.

I mean, where are your priorities.

January 21, 2011 at 6:12 PM  
Anonymous kate said...

A job where you don't have to accomplish anything, but still get paid. I'd think I'd like that job.

Government has never been and never will be good at creating sustainable jobs (except at tax payer's expense).

January 22, 2011 at 4:12 AM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

I wonder if the Republicans in DC have maybe decided on a new strategy to accomplish "smaller government". Embark on meaningless votes and endless debate that does nothing but fill the void with their noise.

I may not like the Democratic leadership much, but they did try to do something - more so than the Republicans have for years.

January 22, 2011 at 4:42 AM  
Blogger Suzan said...

Right, Thomas.

And there priorities are on camera.

Wonder if this will have any meaning for the future elections?

Or will we continue on the finely prepared road to fascism and the election of someone truly scare in 2012?


January 22, 2011 at 4:45 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Oh Thomas didn't you know? We're just the dross of society, the throwaways.

Maybe I could get a job cleaning the floor of the House, but after your description maybe not.

January 22, 2011 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I'm sure if their attempt to repeal healthcare only succeeded they would have the perfect plan to solve our healthcare problems. Nothing. Just like what they offered when they were in complete control.

Nothing. They don't care. Period.

January 22, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Thomas: And don't forget about the people who have jobs AND no health insurance.

Kate: I'd like one of those jobs too.

MRM: That's pretty much their game plan, "Embark on meaningless votes and endless debate that does nothing but fill the void with their noise." It's the only thing they're good at.

Suzan: I think Obama will probably be re-elected in 2012. The presidential race is based on likeability more than any other race. And every possible Republican contender I can think of is either a flaming asshole or blander than bland.

Demeur: A job cleaning the floor of the House? You'd have your work cut out for you.

Dave: Yup, that's their plan; their M.O. Doing nothing and making sure nothing gets done. Unless there's another country we can invade or another drug to crack down on.

January 22, 2011 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Poor, poor witto wepubwicans. Now it's someone else's turn to say, "Hell, no!"

January 22, 2011 at 11:32 AM  

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