The Senate Fiddles While America Burns

You’ve heard and read the warnings. Not from nuts, but the Nobel Prize winners. Paul Krugman. Today in the New York Times, he wrote, “Somehow, Washington has lost any sense of what’s at stake — of the reality that we may well be falling into an economic abyss, and that if we do, it will be very hard to get out again. It’s hard to exaggerate how much economic trouble we’re in. The crisis began with housing, but the implosion of the Bush-era housing bubble has set economic dominoes falling not just in the United States, but around the world.”

Spinning Out of Control. We’ve had serious warnings from serious experts, and yet, the Senate fiddles. Boehner whines. Costello puppets. Blitzer nods. Reid parses. DeMint spins. McCain, well, who cares? The point is, WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING? THIS IS SERIOUS. Screw the bipartisan hope for change. Screw the pundits telling both sides for ratings and ego. We’re going off a cliff. What is it they don’t understand? There’s no bleeping election this year or votes to be won. Only millions of people suffering and the expectation of that many millions will soon. Dare a liberal question their patriotism? Damn straight. Empty Guantanamo for the Republic House and Senate members. They are much, much more dangerous. They have a bomb strapped to the American people and sabotaging us on nightly news with lies and deception. The Republicans are worse than any terrorist. No one will care for the details. Blame won’t matter. There will be plenty of credit if they act, but nothing but hatred if they don’t act now.

Write your Congresspeople. Call. Fax. Text. Twitter. Scream. Or all of this is going to change. This is real. Get it. Do something. There’s no time to wait.

Lee Leslie

Lee Leslie

I’m just a plateaued-out plain person with too much time on his hands fighting the never ending lingual battle with windmills for truth, justice and the American way or something like that. Here are some reader comments on my writing: “Enough with the cynicism. One doesn’t have to be Pollyanna to reject the sky is falling fatalism of Lee Leslie’s posts.” “You moron.” “Again, another example of your simple-minded, scare-mongering, label-baiting method of argumentation that supports the angry left’s position.” “Ah, Lee, you traffic in the most predictable, hackneyed leftist rhetoric that brought us to the current state of political leadership.” “You negative SOB! You destroyed all my hope, aspiration, desperation, even.” “Don’t you LIBERALS realize what this COMMIE is talking about is SOCIALISM?!?!?!” “Thank you for wonderful nasty artful toxic antidote to this stupidity in the name of individual rights.” “I trust you meant “bastard” in the truest father-less sense of the word.” “That’s the first time I ran out of breath just from reading!” “You helped me hold my head a little higher today.” “Makes me cry every time I read it.” “Thanks for the article. I needed something to make me laugh this mourning.” “If it weren’t so sad I would laugh.” "... the man who for fun and personal growth (not to mention rage assuagion) can skin a whale of bullshit and rack all the meat (and rot) in the larder replete with charts and graphs and a kindness..."“Amen, brother.”