Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Good-bye to American Know-How?

“Competence” in our society has many meanings, from simple acts like fixing a toilet leak to the legal concept of being in your right mind. All are the ballot Tuesday.

Beyond Mitt Romney’s delusions of adequacy, voting machines will list people for high office most Americans wouldn’t trust as plumbers or babysitters.

In Connecticut, a woman with no political experience and no ideas has spent $100 million earned from pro wrestling in two bids to become a Senator and fix U.S. society. She has a chance.

In Missouri, a man who made moronic comments about “legitimate rape” and was shunned by the GOP nationally is now back in a close Senate race.

In Indiana, Republicans can choose a thinker who declared that pregnancy resulting from rape was “God’s decision.”

After a week that highlighted the value of competence in a natural disaster, the battle for control of Congress goes on with that issue under the radar, obscured by partisan ground games and a late barrage of TV commercials.

When the Tea Party took control of the House in 2010, the tide brought in ideologues who pushed the nation into near-default and damaged its credit rating in the debt-ceiling showdown.

How much worse will it all be, regardless of who is President, if Democrats can’t loosen their grip in both houses?

Those who think that Congress’ approval ratings can’t go any lower will be in for abysmal surprises if they don’t make a last-minute effort to keep competence of all kinds on the ballot next week.

3 comments:

GRCOH said...

In my soul, I believe that if political sanity can only be achieved if Democrats are able to loosen the Tea Party grip on congress then we might as well vote for Tea Party candidates.
Do you have any idea how tiring it is to have watched the President's efforts at restoring the economy rebuffed at every turn by the disloyal opposition?
Wouldn't it be better to surrender? I don't think I can bear another four years of venom and hate directed at the President.

John said...

Surrender? Hell no!

Better to fight, win, and relish the venom and hatred of biggots and fools.

GRCOH said...

Dear John,
You must not live in Alabama.
GRCOH