I haven’t written anything in nearly three months in regards to politics or economics. I’ve needed to decompress since the 2012 election, as it took a lot out of me and left me exasperated. After 18 months of analyzing every aspect of the long drawn out freak show with a bottle of Kentucky’s best 80-plus proof magic juice at my side along the way, I needed to take a break from it all and return to a normal healthy life. I kind of felt like a burnt out professional wrestling journalist way too caught up in that fantastical world, except in my case, that world was authentic and not just a traveling show where the cast of feuding characters were actually buddy buddy when the lights went off. I wish these were just simple television story lines that I could detach myself from but they aren’t. In fact, these combative soap operas have grave circumstances for us all.
So, as I correctly predicted over four years ago, Romney’s 2012 loss is now officially in the books and Obama will have four more years as de facto emperor over these not so united American states. What’s done is done and maybe Republicans have learned the lesson of another major folly but that is seriously doubtful, as 2016 will bring us one of these three establishment hacks: Marco Rubio, Chris Christie or “Mr. 2nd Place” Rick Santorum. I’d like to think that Rand Paul could stand a chance but it is highly doubtful because the GOP learns nothing from its mistakes and the dissatisfied portion of its base continues to pump support into the system they claim they vehemently detest. You don’t believe me? Well, let’s look at what has happened since Obama wiped his ass with the GOP’s 2012 champion on Election Day.
Let’s start with the whole economic situation and the poor management of it by that establishment shill and Speaker of the House, John Boehner. Per usual, as our spending is completely out of fucking control, we came upon a point where going over the fiscal cliff was nearly inevitable. Now to be frank, I thought we went well over that goddamned cliff a long time ago but apparently the experts say that we haven’t yet. So to keep this simple, the Democrats and Republicans were locked in battle over what to do. The liberals wanted more taxes, the conservatives didn’t. The Tea Party people were outraged and demanding that Republican leadership, in the form of John Boehner, needed to stand their ground and not budge because more taxation leads to less prosperity and an even worse situation despite the misplaced logic of liberal college professors and their spongey minions.
So when the deal went down, the liberals bullied Boehner, probably made him cry, and he caved under the pressure. What was the outcome? Well, how about $1 in spending cuts for every $41 in tax increases! Wow! How fiscally fucking conservative of John “Bitch Tears” Boehner! John Boehner throughout these negotiations even pitched a tax hike on millionaires! Man, Republican leadership sounds an awful lot like Democrat leadership. The people were extremely pissed, pundits were warning of severe political backlash for Boehner but in the end, despite all this – nothing changed! Nope! On the day that the Republican lead House of Representatives voted for the Speaker of the House position, they overwhelmingly reelected John Boehner! So the only message that seems to send is that the Republicans don’t care about some Tea Partiers or the majority of the public for that matter. This also solidifies one of the narratives of my writings over the last few years – that there isn’t much of a difference between the two major political parties at the end of the day. These status quo motherfuckers aren’t going to let you upset their party and why should they when they know you’ll keep voting for them anyway.
Then there is the whole shitty situation where New Jersey governor Chris Christie, most likely a frontrunner in 2016, started begging Obama for money to help his state deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Christie wanted the federal government to pay the entire tab, yet Republicans are convinced that this statist bastard is a fiscally responsible wizard. I live in Florida, we get hit by hurricanes more than anyone and we don’t ask for shit. Why? Because we have a sense of preparedness down here. We know how to handle a natural disaster, get off of our asses, take care of business, clean up our own shit and get back to fucking work. While this is a purple state, for the most part it isn’t comprised of an overabundance of liberal shitcocks trying to suck the teet dry at the expense of everyone else. And fuck you New Jersey because we don’t have a state income tax and our property taxes are a lot lower than yours. But despite demanding a big fucking disaster relief bailout, Republicans still love this jolly tub of pork-fiending waste. I guess all one needs to get the support of nearly an entire party is to be charismatic and criticizing of your own colleagues while espousing rhetoric you yourself don’t even intend to practice.
In just these few months since Election Day, Republicans have been back to their old tricks and have obviously walked away with no new knowledge about anything. And while all this bullshit is going on, things have gotten worse for gun owners. The 2nd Amendement came under serious fire as the Democrats and even some Republicans felt the need to have a nonsensical reactionary response to a tragedy. Reacting to the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Democrats pushed for stricter gun control laws, which were granted by Barack Obama via an executive decree. Sure, these executive orders can be overturned by the Senate and the House but the Republicans won’t actually work towards doing such a thing. I guess they see this as a losing battle while they hypocritically refused to back down on Obamacare despite getting their asses handed to them again and again. However, with Romney’s loss, the Obamacare issue is now dead – it is hear to stay, as are these new restrictions on guns.
The country is in worse shape than ever and that’s not just some callous and dimwitted observation, its the cold hard truth. Do I believe it’s too late to fix? Possibly, but at the same time I have to remain optimistic. Things are on the verge of crashing and burning and all our leaders’ attempts at extending the inevitable are just going to make that doom and gloom match harder to deal with when it finally does catch up to us, which it is guaranteed to do. I’d rather just rip the damn bandage off instead of slowly tugging at it – ripping out our small hairs as it tears away from our flesh.
2016 will be here before we know it and the 2014 midterms are really just around the corner. Will those elections change anything? History points to “no” and considering that the voting public continues to buy into slogans and symbols while compromising their own principles again and again, it doesn’t look good for us. All I can do, is appeal to the real liberty-minded people out there to keep spreading their message and to run for office. Politicians aren’t going to do anything for us, so we should replace them with real folks. For those of you that do make it to Capitol Hill, don’t fuck up and don’t be swayed by their culture of corruption. It will be a hard test but until some real people start actually taking the bull by the horns, our problems aren’t going away.