'Tis because of thee I want to puke. There I said it. I think I can ask whether it's the most ill-informed, intransigently opinionated, superstitious, assholier than thou country on Earth and yes I'm talking about every part of the political spectrum -- I think I can damned well ask that rhetorical question, and if you don't know the answer, maybe you prove my point.
One of the reasons that I watch The Walking Dead, and I suspect it's true of many others, is that the fantasy of being alone, or almost alone in a world full of vicious, mindless Zombies destroying everything is so close to a true picture of life in a country like ours, except that it's easier to dispose of a rotting Zombie than of a political party or parties hell bent on destruction -- easier to cut off the head of the undead than to change the minds of all those nice people who think Democrats like to tax and spend, that Taxes are higher than ever, that the economy is tanking, that Obama is a tyrant but afraid to act while he's arrogantly and "megalomaniacally" taking over the government from its rightful owners while giving your money to the willfully indigent "takers." Perhaps easier than to change the minds of those who insist there has never been any progress in their pet Crusade or Jihad and so they can set your car on fire or hang you without trial.
Yes, he went over there and apologized to them -- sure he did -- even if he didn't, and he's a Muslim who hates white people even if he's not, and he's not a real American and all the other horseshit we've been fed by the Evil Empire (you're damned right I'm talking about the GOP) and he certainly did lie to trick us into the Affordable Care Act which is Communism even if it's administered by private insurance companies who profit from it, developed by the Republicans and keeping millions from being a burden on the state and a danger to public health -- just like those notorious Communists, the Swiss
I'm warning you, this is a rant.
America makes me sick.
We're so damned stupid we don't remember that this is round two, it's the sequel to "Revenge of the Nixonians" the real life drama of getting back at law and order for the crimes of the law and order president who took money from the mafia and said he wasn't a crook. It's plan A in the rulebook for handling any Democratic presidency, Accuse, sabotage, impeach, repeat.
They did all this to Clinton, tried to impeach him on trumped up charges. Rush insulted his wife, told us his daughter was ugly. They told us he made up Al Qaeda to distract from his "crimes." Did any of the horrifying predictions the damned GOP blowhards gave us come true? Did the economy collapse from the "biggest tax increase in history" or did we have unprecedented prosperity? Did Al Qaeda actually exist? Do Americans shit on the truth?
Remember the posters of the First Lady and her little girls with Gorilla heads? I do. Remember who thought it was funny? Remember who called him a tyrant for appointing advisers as all presidents do? Remember who blocked virtually every appointment and then told us he was negligent (but tyrannical) for not doing it?
They've been talking about impeaching him since before he walked in the front door of the White house and having found no cause, ridiculous or otherwise, they're going to do it anyway. Boehner keeps talking about a lawsuit he hasn't filed for lack of anything to sue about and the best excuse they've found to date is that he just might, but hasn't do what virtually any other chief executive has done. He's suggested that he might use the power invested in him by the voters to shield some immigrants from less than completely white nations from deportation. You know, he just might do what St. Ronald the Reagan did and St. Bush the Elder did. What even W supported. And that's why they need to impeach him, tie him up in the courts like they did to Clinton for the high crime of not being Republican, crooked and incompetent. Yes, that's a tautology and yes, America you can't remember what you ate for breakfast or your congressman's name but you know all about those football scores.
Damn right it's a rant
And it ain't over yet. And I'm not letting you off the hook, you self-declared Liberals preaching authoritarianism while your enemies laugh. You're not liberals because they couldn't get away with this if you didn't hand the arguments to the Tea Traitors, didn't hand the elections to the Tea Traitors, didn't make fools and enemies of people who used to support you -- if you weren't willing to let it all go to hell because the president didn't solve your problems, because he's only the president, not a Czar -- and because your problems aren't quite as important as the real crises that threaten us. Can't accept criticism, you see science as heresy and put doctrine above evidence? You won't vote because Obama didn't make your problem go away? Why then, you made yourself a second class citizen. First Class citizens vote and they can tell up from down, increase from decrease and they don't follow leaders who lie. You're happy to play Sons of Anarchy when you don't get you way and Sons of Apathy when it requires more than signs and chants and rhyming slogans and corybantic street dancing
OK so that's enough
But not because I couldn't go on for days Captain America, or that you don't deserve it, but because I'm sick of and disgusted with you and your smug self-righteousness, your Beliefs and Values and Principles and Loyalties and straw men you use to evade responsibility and dignify self importance and you'll never change.