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Brain-lock Inside The Beltway

Pistol Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:31 AM
You know, Jonah, TH posters know, the American voting majority doesn't know. Moreover, it is obvious they are too stupid to figure things out in the current circumstances. However, be of good cheer. The course is unsustainable and will get steadily worse. Whether they ever figure out the why, or not, the voters will have to deal with reality. The virtues of education, morality, working harder and schmarder, will be demonstrated by enduring the results of ignorance, licentiousness, sloth and indolence. Assigning blame becomes unimportant when the uppermost thing on your mind is finding something to eat.

It's at times like this I'm ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway.

Well, that's probably not specific enough since I'm usually ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway.

Still, the second you try to explain the stupidity of this "fiscal cliff" fiasco to a normal person, it makes William F. Buckley's famous declaration that he'd rather be governed by the first few hundred people listed in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard seem all the more reasonable.

While there are some responsible politicians and policymakers in Washington, if you look at the whole place...