I Can’t Stand Republicans And Democrats

And the same probably goes for Whigs and Tories and whatever other stupid political parties exist out there. Do you want to know why? Too bad, I am going to tell you anyway.

I can’t stand them because they hold their political interests higher than the human interests of their fellow man. Regardless of the pain inflicted, republicans and democrats take joy in the suffering of the other side. This, apparently, soothes their egos and makes them feel better about themselves.

For instance, when the war in Iraq dragged on, many democrats actually wanted the war to fail. In war, failing means the death of young men and women. What a disgusting attitude to have. I am by no means a supporter of this war, or any war, but once we were in, I hoped for the greatest success we could possibly have. To want any different outcome is inexcusable.

The republicans are just as bad. They are praying to God that the various bailouts fail miserably. Why in the world would you want that to happen to your fellow man? Wouldn’t you hope that it went miraculously well? You can always go back to fighting about stem cell research and abortion.

True to form, republican governors have spent the last week carping about how terrible the stimulus package is. In fact, some have gone as far as to say they won’t accept the stimulus money for their state. Here’s a newsflash…any governor that refuses to accept aid for his or her state needs to be immediately impeached. You were chosen to represent the people, not yourself. They want the money; believe it.

Christ, these guys are like a homeless dude that you try to give a Big Mac. “Sorry dude, I only eat healthy food. Can you get me a nice salad?” How about I ram this Big Mac up your pompous, stupid a**, homeless dude. Are you feeling me now?

The democrats love to keep blaming Dubya for all of the economic ills of our times. Only the dumbest of the dumb believe it is as simple as that. We can trace back many of these problems as long ago as the Carter administration. There is plenty of blame to go around. The point is, even though I personally hate the stimulus and bailout plans, I hope like hell that they work and work fast.

I also still hope that Iraq gets its stuff together and becomes the democracy that republicans claimed they could be. I would take that in a minute. I hope that the actions of the Bush administration helped stave off terrorist activity. I doubt it did but I hope I am wrong. I would rather be wrong than to see more innocent people killed.

So my dear republican and democratic friends…please shut your pie holes. Act like the worlds problems our yours; because they are. Whether Boehner or Barry come up with a plan, pray like crazy that it works. Be a good human for once in your ridiculous lives.

25 Responses to I Can’t Stand Republicans And Democrats

  1. Aces n Eights says:

    TL– Nice article. What the Washington bureau chiefs don’t do a good job of reporting is how “un-representative” our representative democracy has become. The congressmen and women no longer represent their constituency in their voting, but rather in how they can get money flowing to their state. They feel they are doing us all a favor with their “I’ll vote for yours if you vote for mine” deals and compromises. I understand there aren’t enough hours in the day to give each issue its due time, so it becomes necessary to combine bills/issues (creating the mismatches of issues within each bill; otherwise known as pork), but maybe we need to restructure the legislature? Maybe we need more representatives? Is it fair to presume that 535 men and women can really represent the issues and needs of 300+ million people? I don’t think they can, and I don’t think they do. It’s broken, and it’s going to take one hell of an overhaul to fix it.

    • tannerleah says:

      Aces – Totally agree. Conceptually, Barry has an interesting take on making this type of information available on the Internet. Can that really work? Maybe. Would the average American give a crap? Sadly, probably not.

      More than ever, I think one term time limits should be put into place. Will you lose a few good politicians? Probably but, more importantly, you will clean out a ton of dead weight who make a living off of the people they allegedly representitive. (Which, by the way, is a notion I am confident our forefathers did not envision or desire).

  2. art vandelay says:

    TL–I’m getting very worried. I’m starting to think what you say makes sense and am finding myself in agreement with you on way too many occasions. Lord please help me.

  3. fundamentaljelly says:

    Well played sir, well played.

  4. elizabeth3hersh says:

    ..and while we are at it, can we get the American audience to stop their incessant sycophantic applause during speeches (I’m trying to listen, damnit!!)? Judging by all the applause in Barry’s speech tonight, everyone in the audience agreed enthusiastically and 100% with everything he said. For example, he stated “we will provide the support necessary (emotional? monetary?) for ALL young Americans to complete college…that’s a goal we can meet” to more massive applause and a standing ovation. No one is more of a proponent of education than moi. This is totally unrealistic and not even desirable. Clearly, not everyone is cut out for a college education (although it does sound intriguing to think of your dishwasher reading Proust on break). I had the pleasure of sitting next to a Frenchman while watching Jersey Boys on the Las Vegas Strip last week. I think we were the only ones in the theatre not applauding like crazy after every song and act. Can’t we Americans practice some restraint with this applause business? It is driving me kra-a-a-z-z-z-y.

    • tannerleah says:

      Liz – Will you be the one deciding who is worthy of getting a higher education? Stop being a pompous ass (as my old boss used to say). You OFFER the opportunity but you realize that not all will be able to take advantage.

      That clapping thing they do at the State of the Union is quite tedious. However, it is one of our oldest traditions. Traditions aren’t always a bad thing. By the way, are you telling me you don’t give me a standing ovation after each of my posts? That cuts…deep.

  5. elizabeth3hersh says:

    John Stossel covered this topic nicely a few weeks ago. Give me your thoughts on what he has to say:


  6. elizabeth3hersh says:

    TL, I take issue with you calling me a pompous ass (although, sometimes the moniker is true). I would love to be a physicist with a degree from M.I.T., but that would never happen because I’m a math moron. Should that be offered to me because I want it? I was referring to APTITUDE in my post. Obama unrealistically suggested EVERY American could go to college (and even graduate!). There are a boatload of people who don’t have the aptitude and some that do have the aptitude may not benefit (and as Stossel points out in the link I submitted, may end up with tens of thousands of dollars in debt and no job prospects commensurate with their education). Also, many people prefer working with their hands than their brains. A more pressing issue is our nations high school drop-out rate. Seventeen of the nation’s fifty largest cities had graduation rates under 50% (the city where you reside is one of them, but you are way out in the suburbs). Obama could have shot for the stars and said he would remedy the drop-out rate by 2020. Instead he said: “we will provide the necessary support for ALL young Americans to complete college…that’s a goal we can meet.” To which I say “utterly ridiculous”.

    • tannerleah says:

      Liz – You wouldn’t agree that our society is getting more stupid on a daily basis? You don’t think that we should mandate at least a high school education and an attempt at college? I think you are also equating poor with stupid. What is the worse that can happen by offering the opportunity? That it will cut into the banking slush fund we are currently funding at ridiculous levels?

      And about Stossel…he’s a tool. Just another media wind bag. Why you would quote a guy that says Fibromyalgia and chemical sensitivity are “not real” is a pure mystery to me.

  7. elizabeth3hersh says:

    I learned to tune out (or not watch) anything John Stossel says that is science related long ago…his reckless assertions get me too riled up. However, on social issues (which he has some expertise in), I can appreciate some of his viewpoints. I re-read my last posts and for the life of me, can’t figure out where you read that I equate poor with stupid. Poor=often undereducated. A lofty (and unattainable) goal for 2010 would be to eradicate the stratospherically high high school drop-out rates. It is not necessary to provide a college education to EVERY HS graduate as Obama proposes. A recent study revealed that approximately a third of college students have to enroll in remedial classes at a cost of up to 3 billion annually. Have you seen the writing/computing skills of some college students? I think we need to strengthen our high schools and get every student to graduate. Now that is goal worth striving for and no, that proposal doesn’t make me a pompous ass. I would appreciate if you would read the Stossel link (very short article) as it encapsulates what I am trying to say. Your thoughts please…

  8. elizabeth3hersh says:

    It’s a two minute read…promise!!

    • tannerleah says:

      Ok Liz – I took a moment from my necrophilia studies to read dummy’s article. What was I supposed to glean from it? That not every kid that goes to college makes out like a bandit? Do you think I need John Porn Stache to tell me that? What did I miss?

  9. elizabeth3hersh says:

    You missed that there is value in trade schools and that not everyone is cut out for academics. And, it is you who assigned a derogatory interpretation to that. Don’t you respect your car mechanic and grocery store cashier?

    P.S. I’m still waiting to hear why you thought my post was pompous.

    • tannerleah says:

      Who says everyone is not cut our for academics? Did it ever occur to you that many academics are full of crap? And, no, I don’t respect the car mechanic and grocery store cashier. Nor do I respect the ball player or scientist. I might respect the individual but never the profession.

      You are pompous because you presume to know what is right for the masses. Why are you the Grand Poobah in these matters? If you are expressing these thoughts as merely opinions, then it would be fine. But you say it in a condescending , holier than thou manner. It’s the same as when you belittle the religious folks out there. There is a possibility, albeit slight, that you might be wrong. A true science follower would heartily accept that fact.

      How is that for an answer that pisses in your Wheaties?

  10. elizabeth3hersh says:

    On the topic of religion, I’m no more condescending and belittling than Bill Maher. Since you don’t appreciate my contributions, I’m done blogging…got other things to do anyway. Ciao (I’ll miss you Doug!!).

    • tannerleah says:

      Liz – Stop being such a pussy (See? That is the correct way to use the word). I love your contributions. If you are leaving, can you get Bill Maher to fill in?

      Plus, if you cave now, Jesus will have won. Do you really want that hanging over you? I thought not.

      By the way, you didn’t say you will miss Art…that’s kind of mean.

  11. Doug says:

    Liz don’t leave us!! You can’t let me face this mob of rabble-rousers by myself.

  12. elizabeth3hersh says:

    Did you mean “unfortunately” TL?

    Hi Doug…I’m back.

    • tannerleah says:

      Liz – Whatever answer makes me look better.

      Welcome back! I apologize for my rude and boorish behavior towards you. I will seek to do better. TL

  13. elizabeth3hersh says:

    “Unfortunately” obviously.

    As Popeye would say “I yam who I yam”. During my brief sabbatical, I had time to peek at the blogs of a few of your regular contributors (WIB, Ram and Michael) and was blown away by the talent of your cohorts in crime. I was also touched by the poignancy of Ram’s plight (what can I do to help?!?) and would like to ask WIB where I can find one of those knitted female genitalia costumes as Purim is right around the corner. Thanks for welcoming me back TL.

    • tannerleah says:

      Liz – Glad to have you back. Don’t feel sorry for Ram…he was a business owner and I suspect wasted all his money on prostitutes. Ya can’t pay the bills if you want to play with the ladies.

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