Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Marginalizing Giddy Republicans

Boy are the so-called Republicans and self-styled conservatives all geeked up for next week, eh?

I've never seen my MIL (or Matt Drudge) so damn giddy.

But I say big deal - very little is going to meaningfully change come January even if Congress flips the other way.

The operating deficit was an ineffable $1.3 trillion over the past 12 months!

And the Republican's ambitious plan:

U.S. House Republicans plan to try to slash $100 billion from the federal budget as early as January...
Yeah, that'll help! Shaving less than 10% of the annual DEFICIT will really go a long way to curing what ails this nation; it'll go a real long way to slowing down the printing press supporting our warped economy.

Look, I've said it more than a few times on this blog.

The Democrats shanked their drive into the woods and the Republicans, playing match play instead of against *par*, decided to tee off with a 7-iron. They're just hoping their triple-bogey is one better than the Democrats sure snowman (quadruple bogey).

Of course Republicans don't actually stand for anything. They are merely a well-oiled alternative. Our binary political choice amounts to opting for their sins of *omission* versus their opponent's sins of *commission*.

Not to mention....this economy is about to head off a cliff! So who really wants to take the wheel? I most certainly wouldn't if I were a slightly farsighted slimy politician.

My giddy 76.78 year old MIL is planning on going to a bar on Tuesday night to watch the election returns with the 20 total(!) members of the Nassau County Republican Club.

I told her that in the most unlikely chance that Barney Frank actually loses, if that happens I'd join her little celebration.

But that's about the only thing about the election that'd be worth of giddyness.


Paul Mitchell said...

Barney's race is within the margin of error. Sean Bielat is running a great campaign and he is predicting an eight to ten point victory.

CaptiousNut said...

Bielat will lose with only 41.5% of the vote.

Paul Mitchell said...

In a state that voted overwhelmingly to keep a state income tax, that prediction is not shocking, but y'all also elected a Republican to sit in the Gold-Plated Kennedy Throne.

CaptiousNut said...

But they never voted Kennedy out.

It was different with Scott Brown.

He, likable and pit against a shrill Moronic woman, was nothing more than the perfect out.

He was the perfect excuse for M@ssholes to NOT ADMIT they had made (for decades) a colossal mistake - a way for them to *save face*.