I've watched two interesting events this week. Massachusetts electing a Republican Senator for the first time in my life was outstanding. Unfortunately, it won't change anything.
The other event was Obama calling for tighter banking regulations. The same type of regulation that the Glass Steagal act accomplished quite well for 70 years.
You see, Glass Steagal would still be around had politicians not removed it in 1999. Oh yea, Sen. McCain has called for a return of Glass Steagal. Interestingly enough, he voted to remove it in 1999. Perhaps he has had second thoughts.
All of this of course makes me very happy. Happy that I didn't vote for either of these two idiots.
Now it makes me warm and fuzzy to see anyone with an (I) by their name get their ass kicked out of office. Every one of them. But Massachusetts didn't have an incumbent. Voters there simply gave a middle finger to the Dems and their worthless programs like the Health Care Bill with the Nebraska option. Geezus. You can't dream this stuff up.
So Obama launches his latest plot. Regulate banks. Everyone hates banks. Maybe that will get me some polling points.
Dude, do you really think anyone gives a shit about banks? We got people dying in the middle east, 45 broke states, a bazillion people out of work, and employers who can't get a loan and are afraid to hire anyone until they see just what the hell you are going to try next?
The bottom line is this. America will get politics as usual as long as it engages in this mind numbing game of hopscotch from R squares to D squares. Those squares represent the same silly game that we have been playing for 50 years. It doesn't work. They are here to steal your work product. One party gives it to the elite. The other party gives it to the poor. But either way, they get it from you.
Politicians passed laws and eliminated others (Glass Steagal) to benefit their banking friends and campaign contributors. Now publicly, politicians vilify banks as though they had nothing to do with the near collapse in 2008 and in my mind, government is far more culpable than banks ever were. The two are uniquely inseparable. Co-conspirators.
In fact nobody is more adept at talking out both sides of his mouth than Barney Frank. That dude makes Benedict Arnold look like a patriot.
I voted for the Libertarian candidate in 2008. He lost. He or she will probably lose again in 2012. But that won't stop me from voting Libertarian. I'm sick of hopscotch.