Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Saving the Ship of State before it is too late
The ship of state is sinking and a lot faster than I thought it would. Racism seems to be permanently branded on the American soul and the president is the recipient of it. It is impossible for him to govern with the consent of Congress so he governs by executive order.
A Republican majority House wields power we never knew it could because there never has been such obstructionist, intractable and, in the end, racist control by the Republican Tea Party of stupid. Tea Republicans swept to a House majority in 2010 forcing Democrats to ever-so-reluctantly hand over the Speaker’s gavel to the political hack John Boehner. It is impossible for the president to get anything done in the face of all of their malevolence toward him with a sidecar of Republican and Tea Party lies. Even Boehner, the politically pragmatic Speaker, cannot control them. Democrats MUST take back the House. There is no other way to make the system work for especially the middle class. There has never been, in the history of this nation, such a wide disparity of wealth between the haves, the have littles, and the have nots. That is not Marxian analysis it is statistical reality and Republicans want to maintain that in perpetuity.
A Democratic president can do nothing without at least one conservative Court middle class eradicator and activist judge of the 1% either resigning or expiring when there is a Democratic president. With a Democratic House, Senate and the overthrow a noxious Citizen's United reactionary Supreme Court majority the nation might have a chance to resurrect, repair its sagging infrastructure and put people back to work. Middle class survival will occur only when there is a progressive majority in both houses of Congress. If governance of this nation is in Republican hands making no attempts to roll back climate change with an explosive volcanic Middle East and a chasm of division at home on every issue the continuous reality for this nation and the world at large spells doom.
There are things over which we have no control but the things we can control we should by using the system we have to perfect the changes we so desperately need. Pragmatically, the only Party is the Democratic Party (not the one on the corporate take) that can bring that change. Elect them before it’s too late!