the real deficit
the latest pew poll indicates that republican supporters expressing an opinion were over 50% more likely (29% to 19%) to have a MORE favorable view of republican legislators after this clusterfuck (my 14 year old daughter's latest favorite) than before. not to be outdone, democrat supporters expressing an opinion were over ONE AND A HALF TIMES more likely to look more favorably upon democrat legislators than before this whole, and i'll say it again, clusterfuck.
look no further for the source of our ultimate problem.
overall, the numbers were remarkable for how they showed these partisan pin-heads to have their heads up their partisan political asses. 75% of republicans, 72% of democrats, and 72% of people who are neither agree that, to borrow the AP's words, the last several weeks in washington have been a disgrace. i'll quote further from the AP: "the words most often volunteered to the pollsters were "ridiculous", "disgusting" and "stupid".
the real deficit, that of reason, is embodied in the emboldened and even-further-entrenched partisan party bases. think about it--three out of four americans recognize this as, as my daughter will say yet again, a giant equal opportunity clusterfuck, yet the hard core elements of both major political parties from which almost every single one of our legislators is culled believe that only one side (the other side) was and is to blame. and there is no reasoning with idiots.
if you own a major political party registration card, you are either such an idiot, (admit it--there are many of you reading this today who will swear to me and to everyone else that THEIR folks in washington are blameless and to be lauded for standing up for whatever it is that they claim to stand up for), or someone who is guilty, guilty, guilty of aiding and abetting idiots.
sapere aude. unenroll. insist that your representation in washington puts country ahead of party. if you don't, as richard millhouse nixon used to say, you are part of the problem.