Friday, December 11, 2009

The Definition of Screwed in Just Two Sentences

While I am not sure I agree with everything in Matt Taibbi's latest Rolling Stone piece I will agree with him on at least one point without hesitation and that is his two sentence assessment of what is wrong with the Obama administration that we have seen so far.

The point is that an economic team made up exclusively of callous millionaire-assholes has absolutely zero interest in reforming the gamed system that made them rich in the first place.


There’s no other way to say it: Barack Obama, a once-in-a-generation political talent whose graceful conquest of America’s racial dragons en route to the White House inspired the entire world, has for some reason allowed his presidency to be hijacked by sniveling, low-rent shitheads.

I think the last sentence pretty much distills what is making me crazy about our government.

As long as our elected Senators and Congresspersons are on the take from big corporations and depend on the big pay days from them for staying on easy street the rest of us are screwed. There is absolutely no chance that they are going to give up their cushy positions by ignoring the corporations and big money folks and enacting legislation that benefits the rest of us schmucks when such legislation is going to take even a penny from their patrons. Ain't going to happen.

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