We got us a shiny new President. How are those alternative facts workin’ for ya? Small is large; polite applause is overwhelming ovation; coal is clean. Objective reality? Scientific analysis? No need for that, nothing to see here, just move along, folks.
Too bad Hunter Thompson can’t see this. He missed all the fun by offing himself. He thought Nixon was the worst.
Most every poll, even the ones trusted by the science deniers, show that the U.S. House and Senate are the most distrusted and despised entity around. More than Used Car Salesmen. More than atheists. More than anyone.
So why do they keep getting re-elected? Part of it is gerrymandering, where the state government, whichever party is in power, redraws the district lines so it is nearly impossible for anyone from the other party to be elected to Congress.
People holler they want term limits. Of course, that will never pass. It would be like asking those assholes to not vote themselves automatic raises, or to be statesmen rather than politicians. But you don’t need term limits. You have the chance every two goddam years to throw the weasels out. But you don’t do it. Why is that?
I live in a Congressional district that has been so solidly made Republican by the State that no Democrat even runs. I usually get a choice of the existing Member or a near clone running against him. My voting process, all other things being equal, is to vote against the one in office. This is based on the theory that the less time they have to sink their talons in, the less damage they can do.
A lot of people that voted against Hillary said it was because she was part of the Establishment, and they wanted an Outsider. But they still elected the same shitheads to fill the Senate and House. Why are they not part of that same hated Establishment?
So don’t bitch about the bad government: you put them there. Like Pogo said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”