Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'm Wrong Again!

Take my advice. If I make a prediction, bet against it. You'll make some cash.

In the euphoria following the democrat's victory in the November elections, I held out great hope that both the democrats and the republicans needed to do important things for the country in preparation for the 2008 elections. Wrong.

Instead of doing important things, the democrats are gleefully pursuing political hearings and constructing meaningless resolutions concerning the war in Iraq.

Do you really think we need hearings to determine that the firing of selected federal procecutors was political? Do we need more proof that Bush's staff can't tell the truth? Not.

Do you really think that the republican minority in the senate will let the democrats manage the war? Why can't the democrats just make a statement of their views and go on?

The president wants comprehensive immigration reform, and most democrats agree with him. What's preventing them from putting a negotiated bill on the floor of both houses?

I haven't heard a democrat talk about Social Security or Medicare since November 5th, 2006. I must have missed the news that those entitlements are now funded for the forseeable future.

Yes, I admit it. I'm an incurable optimist. I know that great things can be done by people who are committed to making things better. The sad truth is that both parties have that objective pretty far down their agendas - the old horses just keep circling the same old track.

I've officially given up on this bunch, and I'm thinking about 2008. The big question now is "Will Obama need to become a whore to get elected?" He's the only face with any class, at least for now.


Anonymous said...

I think the Democrats believe that their best issue for 2008 is Republican incompetence. It's in their own best interest to try but fail, so they can say, "See? We tried."

Right now I'm just completely cynical about the whole system. I'm convinced we're a corporate oligarchy, and the elections are just for show.

Ron Davison said...

Don't lose hope. Without hope, it's hopeless.

I can identify with the "bet against my predictions" feeling. At one point early in this decade I was thinking that the only way to make money in the stock market would be to call companies, show them my recent record of spectacular failure, and basically blackmail them: either you pay me or I buy your stock and, as usual, your market cap plummets.

Chrlane said...

Sometimes I feel like if Obama was elected, it would be like a Twilight Zone episode.

So far as what's going on in politics, shut off the t.v. for long enough and you'll see it's bold faced deception. You begin to see the patterns and how little certain players on both 'sides' of the circus feel they need to try and keep up the facade. Because they're drowning their own poison. (Somebody switched the drinks back. LOL!)

1138 said...

"I must have missed the news that those entitlements are now funded for the forseeable future"

I guess you missed the news that the whole thing wasn't privatized to death and remains in the hands of the governments backed by the full credit and faith of the United States Government.
In other words it's as secure as that shrinking dollar in your wallet, or a savings bond rather than subject to the ups and down down downs of the stock market (which is primed for a total collapse).