I have come to the conclusion that the real problem with our country today is that it is filled with short bus graduates…retards, if you will. Almost all of the pain we feel in any category of life is self inflicted.
Let’s pick an easy example. Everyone hates AIG these days; rightfully so. They are a bunch of money grubbing fools that couldn’t manage their business to save their collective lives. But let’s be clear, they didn’t rob a bank to get the handout or hold some politician at gunpoint. No, they had greased the skids for years in the event that they might need help someday.
In walks Chris Dodd and a bunch of other idiot politicians saying, “Here AIG, you have been good to me so I will be good to”. Said another way, “you rub my penis, I’ll rub yours”. The thinking was, no one will know and, even if they do, what are they going to do about it?
So how did Chris Dodd get into position to have the power to pull off such a deal? Simple, he has been a US Senator for 29 years in the great state of Connecticut. What that means is that, for the last 29 years, not one other person in the state was as capable and competent to be senator as Dodd was and is. Can I call bullsh**? This is your lazy, average voter at his and her worst.
Look all around the country. The government is littered with lifelong appointments. Who made these appointments? The people, of course. So we can cry about the bad politicians and the bad people they do business with but we have no one to blame but ourselves.
Remember, we are the same bunch that voted Taylor Hicks as the American Idol winner over Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, etc. We are a bunch of idiots. Just name anything that requires voting and you will see how ill informed we are. Major League Baseball All-Stars? Guys that have been injured for most of the year regularly get voted on based on something they did a long time ago. Pitiful.
But the blame needs to be shared. We can only vote for people that are on the ballet. This is where the real dirty dealing happens. Power grabbing and money mongering forces always stack the deck. You want a vote for “change”? Stack that candidate against a guy older than dirt. How did the old dude get there? He was a war hero (remember, we love the past) plus his main competition was a Mormon. Please, get serious. (Interestingly, if Mitt Romney were a Baptist, we would be calling him President Mitt Romney these days).
So, what to do about it? I don’t know. I write a blog…how in the hell would I know how to fix such a corrupt system? I am just telling you what you already know but might have been too proud to admit to. We, the people, suck at voting.