From Robert Reich: (the only quote he's ever made worth repeating)
" Politics is a Greek word derived from two different words; "poli" meaning - many, and "tics" meaning - blood sucking pests"
Truer words were never spoken.
Partisanship has never been this destructive in American politics. And both sides are guilty of it to some degree.
The House and Senate recently proposed a $1.1 billion program to study and combat the Zika virus, which could pose long-term health problems for humans. Now, to you and me, a billion dollars is a LOT of money, but apparently not for Senate Democrats. Either because they didn't want to give Republicans a campaign issue to run on in November, or because there is literally no amount of money too large to take from some Americans to give to others, or maybe because they simply wanted a full loaf when half would do, they blocked passage of the bill. Not one stinkin' Democrat voted for the bill. Oh, and the most incompetent President in the history of our Republic promised to veto it if it did pass.
So nobody gets any money to study and combat the Zika virus. Way to go, Washington!
Now, I usually don't wish ill on others, but I'm at the end of my patience with these people. Maybe if that pesky virus were to infect one of their daughters while bringing forth a new grandchild, they might see the error of their ways. Karma is a bitch.
And why is Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail and not in jail somewhere awaiting trial?
It is obvious to anyone with two working brain cells that she deliberately violated national security procedures in setting up a private server outside of the government firewall, and instructed her staff to remove classifications from documents sent to her in an attempt to keep her actions as Secretary of State secret from public scrutiny. If Obama wasn't so intent on making sure that his potential successor wasn't under indictment while campaigning to replace him, she'd already have been charged and her security clearance would have been stripped away.
Imagine a President who can't be briefed on national security issues.
Oh, and let's take a look at the joint committee investigating the Benghazi incompetence. Democrats INSISTED that they should be on it, even though they thought it was a farce. Apparently, the only reason they wanted to be on it was to issue a separate "report" claiming "Nothing to see here - move along". Based on previous committee hearings, everybody already knew how incompetent Hillary Clinton was in running the State Dept., but now we know just how criminally incompetent she was.
Ignoring repeated requests to bolster security at the Benghazi compound. Allowing her ambassador to travel to that same unsecured compound. Taking herself out of the loop when things went sour, leaving 4 Americans to die when help was not far away. And finally, covering up her incompetence by trying to blame some little-watched video for sparking what was concluded to be a planned terrorist attack - not a spontaneous demonstration which got out of hand.
Anyone else would have been fired. She's looking for a promotion.
Add to that a sitting American President speaking to foreign legislatures overseas, and making them campaign speeches rather than policy speeches, and you have an embarrassment of partisanship when patriotism and leadership are called for. The only downside in Barack Obama leaving the presidency next year is that there is some moronic Democrat president in our future who will try to nominate that Constitutional idiot to the Supreme Court.
Heaven help us if that should ever happen.
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