Monday, November 15, 2010

Just Say "No"

Drug-crazed Bulgarian slices
his penis, cuts off his father’s ear,
gets naked and crashes stolen car.

I would like to see a new party of no, a Democratic one. It would be new in the sense that it would be the Democratic Party saying no instead of Republicans (for a change), and more importantly, new because up until now the Democrats seem to have been unable to ever say no to Republican demands, no matter how foolish. Perhaps the best example might be the stimulus bill where Democrats allowed Republicans to add some 300 billion or so in the form of tax breaks, thus reducing the stimulus to relative impotence. There are other examples as well but generally speaking I think it is pretty obvious the Democrats have “caved” time and time again. They may be about to do it again and allow the tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires to continue. I hope not but it doesn’t look good at the moment. They are thinking of a compromise, a term that has a unique meaning for Republicans, “Do as we say.”

I think it would be great if now that Republicans have control of the House, and seem to believe that gives them control of everything, and now that they have emphasized no compromise, the Democrats would at last just say no … to everything Republicans claim they want. If they want to extend the tax cuts for the filthy rich, Democrats should just say no and stick with it. Let the Republicans have to make a case for why the wealthy should continue to benefit to the tune of 700 billion in borrowed money. These tax cuts for the wealthy are simply ridiculous, they are not at all necessary, will do little or nothing to help the economy, we definitely cannot afford them, and, in fact, are unconscionable at a time of grave national emergency. If they want to eliminate the Departments of Energy and Education say no. If Republicans want to end unemployment insurance for millions of Americans, Democrats should just say no. Let them explain to the electorate why they wish to assign millions of our fellow citizens to unnecessary hardships that will also impact negatively on the economy. If they want to repeal the health care bill, Democrats should again just say no. Let Republicans explain to the millions that are expecting health care now, it is going to be taken away before it even gets started. And let them explain why people with existing conditions should continue to be denied coverage by greedy and vicious Insurance companies. When they attempt to privatize Social Security, say no, let them make a case for it, and ditto for Medicare. If they want to postpone DADT say no, let them stew in their own juices. Similarly, if they want to do away with abortions even in cases of rape and incest let them explain it to everyone. This strategy of just saying no to everything seems to have worked for Republicans. I think it will work even better for Democrats. It will not take long for even an electorate as misinformed and dimwitted as ours to soon see what they have voted for and 2012 will come before you know it. Democrats should just say no, no, no, no, no to everything, no compromising at all, and wait for the enormous crash that will soon materialize and hopefully marginalize the party of greed and usury, torture and profiteering, for a long time to come. I do not like to wish trouble for our country but I believe it will take an extraordinary powerful shock to bring us to our senses.

I would like to think that Democrats could employ this strategy to do something about our obscenely bloated military budget and maybe even get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan, but as Democrats are every bit as idiotic as Republicans when it comes to the military/industrial/political complex, that cannot reasonably be expected, at least not yet, but it might happen when we ultimately have to default on our national debt.

We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world. 
Mark Twain

A cross between a female lion and a male leopard is a leopon (or a lipard if sexes reversed).

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