So, I rarely get political, but light of the House of Representatives becoming a Republican majority and the Dems still holding onto the Senate, I now have a pretty dismal view of what the next two years hold for our country and I’m going to rant (I voted yesterday, so I get to do that now).
Yes, I’m a fairly liberal Democrat. Yes. I want that awesome universal healthcare that THE REST OF THE FUCKING CIVILIZED WORLD HAS. Yes. I believe it’s my body and it’s my choice.
However, for the next two fucking years, I get to be a witness to abso-fucking-lutely NOTHING getting accomplished in this country because both sides are being fucking cocks about every single issue an refusing to compromise on anything. Guess what, republicans, just because you won in the House doesn’t mean shit can’t get vetoed up the wazoo. And Democrats, yeah. You’ve been dealing with it for the last two years, it’s only going to get worse.
When in this country did we stop learning how to fucking compromise? I mean, most of us learned the value of compromise in our personal lives at a fairly young age if we weren’t spoiled brats.
I voted for Barack Obama mostly because I believed that he could do something that McCain (who I actually really respect, but the thought of having Palin that near the presidency was enough to prevent me from ever voting for him) couldn’t. I hoped he could be the president to unite the two parties and create real change. Instead he was met by a bunch of pouty ass republicans who just tossed aside anything he proposed. Not for lack of trying, because he tried hard he first year to compromise and to create a bipartisan congress.
But you know what? Both parties became more and more obsessed with getting it their way. They felt that they were entitled to having everything worked out exactly the way they wanted it. But you know what? In a big old country, NO ONE is going to get things exactly the way they want it.
At some point, this country stopped talking and started either whiny or fear mongering (believe me, the irony of me writing that in this whiny-ass blog is not lost on me). Neither of these things accomplishes anything.
Right now, I’m not proud of the country I live in. Don’t get me wrong; I am glad that I’m an American, because that means I have the freedom to say how disappointed I am with everyone up on Capitol Hill. However, I would also have the right to say that about my country if I lived in France, Great Britain, Germany (which, by the way, currently has the strongest economy in the world) or many of the other first world democracies around the globe.
I’m pissed at the pouty right for preventing any progress over the last two years and then blaming it on everyone else. I’m pissed at the left for having the majority and not having the balls to just get shit done.
I’m just pissed in general.
Who knows, maybe now that the Republicans don’t feel so outnumbered, they’ll be willing to work with the Democrats a little more. But I find that highly unlikely. I’m guessing the next two years will just be an endless series of pissing contests between the left and the right. And in the end, it will be the citizens of this country that will pay the price for their stubbornness.
Ugh, I just want to hibernate for the next two years to avoid all the name calling and other childish bullshit that’s about to happen.
Anyway, just remember, it took eight years to fuck the country up. It’s certainly going to take more than two to start to fix it.
God, I hate politics.