In days of yore, when the Welsh were still breeding Corgis for food, we had a squabbling, rebellious, hot-tempered, often drunk young legislature inventing itself as it went along. It was a do-it-yourself Fiji Mermaid; It was a self-assembling hyperactive Mr Potato Head, with bizarre features stuck willy-nilly into the humble spud. They made it up as they went along, and after the first few attempts, articles of confederation and such. they got it going pretty well for something of its time. Three branches, one for Moe, one for Larry, and one for Curly (fans of additional members of the Great Three can bet that Shemp and Curly Joe are out there too, somewhere). You can decide who’s who.
Now a group of so-called Tea-Baggers and Freshman Republicans are apparently rappelling down the Dark Abyss of the furthest cliff of right-wingery and pulling the rest of the system into chaos as they go (Didn’t we have Freshman Torture Day? About time for it again). If this were a tug-of war, it would be WAY over. The original Middle, or Moderate mark in this silly metaphor got passed a long time ago, and just like forty is the new twenty (so they tell me) what used to be way to the right is now occupied by the center(?). This is getting complicated. Let’s cut the rope here in this metaphor and let people get back to where they really do stand.
Cut the rope! What Gordian knot is this, that we have been given to untie with all of our fingers changed to thumbs; or hack through ill-equipped with what dulled and savage blade? We would be better off with flint tools, if we still had someone to nap them decently. Hour by hour we grow closer and closer to being pulled off that cliff ourselves.
And it’s so simple to fix.
It seems to me that this is the Right’s big attempt, finally, to ruin this president. They have despised him as they have no other in history. The problem is that when you pants the president, you are going to be necessarily mooning the rest of the world and giving the finger to the rest of America. It looks as though these people care SO MUCH about punishing this man that they will make America Eat the Big Whang. Does anybody else feel like going into the bedroom and playing their old Who records really loud after so much of this?
PLEASE, talk or write to your representative, no matter what your views are. Urge them to fix this thing, so we can go back to the only relative squalor of our daily lives. The founders would not have done this. Please Don’t Pants the President.