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inequalityLast Tuesday the Republicans scored a victory of sorts by gaining enough seats to take control of the House of Representatives. One of the first things they did was to inform the President, in no uncertain terms, that this was a mandate, that the American people obviously wanted things done the GOP way.

Let me remind the conservatives out there, be you Republican, Libertarian or Tea Party, of something that might have slipped your minds...

In 2008 the Democrats won the House, the Senate AND the Presidency. That, my conservative friends, was a mandate in every sense of the word and all you did for TWO FUCKING YEARS was stand in the way of real progress. Even so, democrats managed to pass health care reform, credit card reform, massive college loan reform and a small smatter of Wall Street reform even with you kicking and screaming every inch of the way. You employed the filibuster like it was never been used before. You forced cloture after cloture on even the most minor of government policies. You worked as hard possible to block unemployment benefits for people who earned them, deserved them, desperately needed them.

And what were your first acts this week? Boo-hooing about Wall Street's bottom line and fucking the Tea Party-ers right in the keister by admitting that "Oops!" we can't lower the deficit like we promised, after all.
Gosh, who'd a thunk?

On the other side of the aisle the first thing we got from Mr. Obama was a pledge to keep President Bush's middle-class tax cuts in place and axing tax cuts for the rich. Bravo, sir.

The taking of the House in 2010 was a statistical fluke. You corporate puppets will be GONE in 2012 when the vast majority of voters return to the pools to vote for Mr. Obama and any Democratic candidate who happens to be on the ballot.

So do us all a favor and try, please try, to consider the greater good of America and not the balance sheet of the corporate kingpins who pull your strings, pay for your prostitutes and keep you living like sultans. Do everything you can to help the people of this country, especially the middle-class, to prosper and grow. Otherwise there won't be much left of this country to fuck over the next time.


As much fun as it is to openly question the heritage of our conservative friends I think it's also important to offer alternative ideas, and one of the areas in the political arena that needs an overhaul is the voting ballot. So here are a few ways to fix it:

(1) Remove all party identification from the ballots. Instead of, for example, "Barack Obama (D)" it will just read "Barack Obama". This means when it comes time to choose, say, your county judge you better know which candidate is which.

(2) Add imaginary candidate names like "John Smithington" to each contest. Any voters whose percentage of "real" candidate choice drops below 30% for two consecutive elections has to sit out the next one as the wankers are obviously just guessing.

(3) Get rid of the party-line vote. Yes, it's great fun to press the button that essentially says "The other guys suck!" but, in the long run, it's a retarded idea. I mean let's be serious. There are times when the opposition will offer a better candidate. It also means we won't end up voting for dead people, like we just did in California.

(4) In England they bar you from winning an election or running in the next one if you willingly lie about your opponent. Sounds like a good place to start.


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