On certain occasions, news articles on scientific experiments will appear in my morning paper that just beg to be recycled into entertainment. This morning, I shocked everyone in the household with an uncharacteristic belly-laugh while sipping on my first cup of coffee.
You would have thought I had grown horns overnight, such were the quizzical, if not alarmed, glances that were cast in my general direction. You see, I am not, ordinarily, what you would call a 'morning person.'
However, on this particular morning, while I was reading this article, I whimsically decided to replace certain words within the explanation of a scientific experiment regarding rats, of all things. So, without further adoo, here, in this article titled, "Experiment finds rats capable of empathy," I have replaced the word "rat," with "Democrat," the word "animal" with "Liberal," the word "mice" with "Socialists," and finally, the word "primate" with the word "Republican."
And, by the way, it was really quite easy in that I only had to insert the letters "Democ" to get the desired effect, for the most part:
Original work written by David Brown of the Washington Post
Experiment finds Democrats capable of empathy
At the very least, the new experiment reported in the research journal Science today is going to make people think differently about what it means to be a "Democrat." Eventually, though, it may tell us interesting things about what it means to be a human being.
In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a Democrat would release a fellow Democrat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
The free Democrat, often hearing distress calls from its fellow Democrat, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other Liberal even if there wasn't the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free Democrat would usually save at least one treat for the captive.
The researchers came to the conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy, and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.
"There is nothing in it for them except for whatever feeling they get from helping another individual," said Peggy Mason, the neurobiologist who conducted the experiment along with graduate student Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal and fellow researcher Jean Decety.
The idea that Liberals have emotional lives and are capable of detecting emotions in others has been gaining ground for decades.
Empathic behavior has been observed in apes and monkeys, and testified to by pet owners. Recently, scientists demonstrated "emotional contagion" in Socialists, a situation in which one Liberal's stress worsens another's. But empathy that leads to helping activity - what psychologists term "pro-social behavior" - hasn't been formally shown in non-Republicans until now.
So, how do Conservatives define outrage in this day and time, when we are being deluged with one imbecilic insult after another, and on such a painfully consistent basis? Unfortunate as it is, we must, over time, develop callouses in order to keep from becoming ideologically insane, especially for those of us who are required to pay abject attention, whether we really always want to or not.
In that vein and recently, I found that not even my over-developed callouses could protect me from a work in writing that seems to overly represent the reason our nation is faltering under the deranged speciousness of flocking, Left-Wing imbeciles.
You see, journalist Rick Unger got a great deal of readable mileage from an article he wrote in which he revered the fact that the profit component of healthcare would soon be pretty much eliminated, since profit has no place within the medical system, according to him. He was speaking to the bomb which was supplanted in Obamacare, and which would soon be going off in the form of required ratios of minimal operating expenses and overhead, which speaks to a company's overall profit or the lack thereof. Currently, and according to a recent industry report, most companies have either met or would have exceeded these new guidelines for 2010. However, this is before the full ravages of Obamacare continue to be adjusted into the marketplace.
So, what happens in 2011 and 2012 or even further down the road? Well, that's where things begin to get a bit sticky, because already some of the smaller group markets and carriers have been forced out of offering coverage due to this rule. This will, therefore, mean that, overtime, there will inevitably be fewer and fewer players except for the behemoth insurance companies who will be able to weather the storm of a still-faltering financial system. This, inevitably, will more often than not result in a diminishment of services and an eventual exodus out of the market for the remaining minor players, if everything stays regulatorily, the same. So what happens later?
Well, then you will have exactly what the US Government has been fighting against in the corporate world, with but a few major health insurance players remaining who will become...wait for it... "Too Big To Fail" (Ya just can't make this stuff up), if in fact they do manage to stay in business. But the other side of this coin speaks to financial investments in which these various health companies invest billions into the stock market and various funds. What happens if these funds go south in an atmosphere similar to what we saw in 2008 and 2009? Gee, now where have we heard that one before? Um...can you say "A.I.G ?" Yeah, it would be priceless if it weren't so dire. We have already seen a severe decline in the number of employers offering health care as a benefit since Obamacare was passed, and if fewer employers are offering the coverage then this will mean that there will be fewer companies left to administer it.
New Oxy-Moron: Liberal Sage
Therefore, this Liberal idiot, in Unger, who hales, unsurprisingly, from California, and who represents a cross-section of other Left-Wing anti-capitalists, totally misses the deeper science involved within free market economics and a free capital system.
We wonder also if this simplistic sage of liberaldom, in Rick Unger, would also apply his motley theories to his act of article writing, as well? Would you, Rick, be willing to give up your singular profit component of payment for your articles, despite often being suffused with spoor, which you moronically craft?
If so, my left-leaning friend, what would happen is quite simple in theory.
Profit, you see, is loosely defined as that which is left over from base expenses. Were the Government to eliminate much of your profit, you would have enough to pay your rent, make your car payments, buy your groceries and pay your taxes and various other piddling expenses, but that's it. You would be left to struggle to even perhaps go out to eat at that fine restaurant you so desire, and oh, give up largely going to those artsy, fartsy movies and, pretty much, most of the paid entertainment that you so copiously used to enjoy.
Oh, that fine but expensive wine that you relish after dinner? Pish-posh-- forget it, an unneeded extravagance, at best. Besides, alcohol isn't very good for you, anyway.
Oh, and forget about investing in a promising future in that new writing contract. You see, Forbes and your other venues are now forced to only pay what you appear to need and not what you truly desire or deserve. In fact, the government will now control and monitor every aspect of your existence. A single payer article-writing system is important, especially to the increasingly tightened control of the healthcare industry itself, which could possibly now suffer threat from your future diatribes against the government mandated and controlled system; so you will, therefore, be censured in the future, my Liberal, pinheaded friend.
Think that can't happen? Think again.
Oops! Best be nice, by the way, if you really want that hip repaired as well, "dude"...Meh, screw your love of tennis, the roundish bureaucrats don't like it anyway, and hey! They know what's good for you, just take a pill or use a cane, younger people are more worthy anyway, and there is, admittedly NOW, only so much to go around, these days.
In fact, the finest healthcare system in the world is patently doomed, and now, so too, is the quality of journalism in your now tightly controlled universe, were your profits dictated by some government bureau.
Sigh, it's so much better to urinate on someone else, rather than have them urinate on you, isn't it now, Rick? Oh, but wait, can we hear the squawking from Rick over this new barrier to his art? How dare they think to censure and control him! By what right do they have to monitor his well-being and movements?
And how in your writing being controlled, you delicious moron, dear Rick, is this different from mandating government healthcare control and taking away the privatization of healthcare within the professionals as to that industry? In your smallish universe, healthcare needs controlling, but journalism? Government control of journalism would ruin what you actually do, now wouldn't it ?
So, how in the hell, Rick, do you think the control of any one industry is totally different than the control of any other? Do you not, perchance dream, that perhaps the morays and the effects within healthcare are not also now victim in the same regard as would be in your precious journalism?
You see Rick, were this to happen, your future just got relegated and your quality of life negated, as well. So, what will you do, now, since much of your former income has been siphoned off? Well, forget about healthcare or journalism , or even both industries, maybe write a book?
Oh, sorry, your book publisher just got included in the mandate as it applies to you. I hear school teachers get paid pretty well out on the left-coast...so good luck with that. But while they, the government, have euphemistically taken control of journalism and healthcare, perhaps they might also now consider, oh, I don't know, taking control of the US Postal service as well? Oh wait, silly me, the government already did that, and did you see that story that just came out this week? It's no big deal, really, I mean the US Postal service is now in the hole for about $ 6 billion. They will be closing down half of their offices, and delivery just got slowed down from one to three days to a new average delivery time of three to five days.
But hey, it's going to be so much better now! Maybe the government will next consider taking over UPS and Fedex too, since they have done such a bang-up on the postal service,besides, they'll definitely need new delivery revenue since they have decimated the postal service!
Below is one of the stupidest and most incipient posts I have ever read:
The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today-Hallelujah!
By Rick Unger
I have long argued that the impact of the Affordable Care Act is not nearly as big of a deal as opponents would have you believe. At the end of the day, the law is – in the main – little more than a successful effort to put an end to some of the more egregious health insurer abuses while creating an environment that should bring more Americans into programs that will give them at least some of the health care coverage they need.
There is, however, one notable exception – and it’s one that should have a long lasting and powerful impact on the future of health care in our country.
That would be the provision of the law, called the medical loss ratio, that requires health insurance companies to spend 80% of the consumers’ premium dollars they collect—85% for large group insurers—on actual medical care rather than overhead, marketing expenses and profit. Failure on the part of insurers to meet this requirement will result in the insurers having to send their customers a rebate check representing the amount in which they underspend on actual medical care.
This is the true ‘bomb’ contained in Obamacare and the one item that will have more impact on the future of how medical care is paid for in this country than anything we’ve seen in quite some time. Indeed, it is this aspect of the law that represents the true ‘death panel’ found in Obamacare—but not one that is going to lead to the death of American consumers. Rather, the medical loss ratio will, ultimately, lead to the death of large parts of the private, for-profit health insurance industry.
Why? Because there is absolutely no way for-profit health insurers are going to be able to learn how to get by and still make a profit while being forced to spend at least 80 percent of their receipts providing their customers with the coverage for which they paid. If they could, we likely would never have seen the extraordinary efforts made by these companies to avoid paying benefits to their customers at the very moment they need it the most.
Today, that bomb goes off.
Today, the Department of Health & Human Services issues the rules of what insurer expenditures will—and will not—qualify as a medical expense for purposes of meeting the requirement.
As it turns out, HHS isn’t screwing around. They actually mean to see to it that the insurance companies spend what they should taking care of their customers.
Here’s an example: For months, health insurance brokers and salespeople have been lobbying to have the commissions they earn for selling an insurer’s program to consumers be included as a ‘medical expense’ for purposes of the rules. HHS has, today, given them the official thumbs down, as well they should have. Selling me a health insurance policy is simply not the same as providing me with the medical care I am entitled to under the policy. Sales is clearly an overhead cost in any business and had HHS included this as a medical cost, it would have signaled that they are not at all serious about enforcing the concept of the medical loss ratio.
So, can private health insurance companies manage to make a profit when they actually have to spend premium receipts taking care of their customers’ health needs as promised?
The President appears to be talking out of both sides of his mouth. On the one hand, Obama's campaign has jettisoned its efforts to attract what is the core of America, by abandoning the White, middle class workers and a majority of Americans, and that's according to the White House itself.
On the other hand, the President has, in the downward spiral of his term, fed the fires of class warfare while drowning the US in a sea of outrageous debt and crony capitalism ploys in order to attract a small percentage of his base back into the fold while filling both the treasuries of his campaign and those of his supporters.
Below is the story that set my blood to boiling....
by Joel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer, Washington Examiner
President Obama believes that Republican leadership of the country would ruin the United States as a land of opportunity, but he's (justifiably) confident that his daughters will have plenty of opportunities, no matter what.
"Our kids are going to be fine," Obama told supporters at a campaign event last night. "And I always tell Malia and Sasha, look, you guys, I don't worry about you . . . they’re on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful. But that’s not our vision of America. I don't want an America where my kids are living behind walls and gates, and can’t feel a part of a country that is giving everybody a shot."
It is good to be the president. End Examiner Article
Now, the President thinks to communicate an attitude that clearly exemplifies the elitist class by stating that his daughters will have opportunities, even if many in America do not. Obama actually puts forth the statement of anti-hope that America may not be successful yet, even while essentially boasting that his own daughters will be fine due to his lavish self-serving efforts and much at the expense of us all who are now paying what we can ill-afford (which should be read as "my daughters are the important thing, to hell with the rest of the US.")
This man in Obama, clearly, has no conceptual idea of what the office of the Presidency actually means, nor does he even begin to understand the concept of duty to one's country under that, the most demanding and the most sacred of all positions, as leader of the free world and principle executive of the United States.
The President then describes his vision of America, which seems wrapped within the portents of the apocalypse itself, when he speaks of "living behind walls and gates." Interesting, it is, that Obama fails to see his own very operative role in the temporarily great demise, but even worse, that he once again splits the Presidency off from administering to the other political 2/3rd's of the country, especially when he speaks of the Republicans as essentially ruining the nation.
Is it any wonder that a battered and bruised America is being seen as faltering the world over?
A message of "NOPE" is what this President consistently offers, which is quickly becoming the final answer that the American people will have for him, come November 2012.
But in that answer, rather ironically, also lies America's greatest solution for all that ails her in the Emperor of all ills.
As America prepares for its Holiday season, we, at this point, feel compelled to both stop and look at how the landscape in both the US and the world seems to be continually shifting and moving in such a vast diversity of tectonic directions. The extreme degree of negative change that we can hardly believe has become so stark over the last three years that it has become difficult to even begin to prognosticate exactly where we, or anyone else, for that matter, is these days. And this from a Conservative venue that has prided itself on being correct in an ample number of predictions made over the last several years.
So, where, exactly, are we?
Well, indeed, as Dorothy would say, we aren't in Kansas anymore, Toto.
It's almost as if some humongous twister has hefted our Nation up and whirled us all off into another dimension, depositing the continent onto some bizarre new plain that is devoid of both color and substance, where our anti-wizard of odd holds copious sway over virtually every action, and even inaction, that we might seek to undertake.
For instance, America's economy has just now crossed over the River Styx, moving the US debt load past that of every other single nation on the planet with regard to its magnitude at an unimaginable $ 15 Trillion dollars. Our mythical River Styx crossing oarsman, Charon, probably even popped a skeletal hernia due to the astounding mass of corporeal debt. Luckily, Senator Quirog of Greazidom was there and ready to handle the oar duties for the remainder of the trip, should he be needed. He was all too glad, in fact, as the oafish author and second in command of America's debt decline, death-grin ever-present. Also known as Harry Reid here on planet Earth, Quirog must have leeringly placed the eyelid coins as recompense, no doubt, during the prior congressional season.
But this ever present litany of fiscal denial, as birthed by the political left and even the establishment to some degree, seems to incipiently point to an overall point of view rapidly becoming almost comical in its tragedy, if boiled completely down, that being:
As if by the mere fact that one cannot see the funds that are quite obviously missing, the horrendously leaky thing that is our National debt, therefore, simply doesn't exist, or at least can be easily plugged by extreme fiscal confiscation in a progressive child's play exercise of gaudy gratuity. Unfortunately predictable as it is, the Left also succeeds in serially applying this same rationale of utter denial to our various denominational Faiths as well, with but a few notably cultish exceptions.
However, this particular phenomena often reminds me of a favorite Monty Python movie sequence from the Holy Grail, where the comically courageous knight guarding a bridge has each of of his limbs unceremoniously hacked off by King Arthur. Finally, at one point during the conflict after losing both an arm and a leg, the knight, wishing to fight on, indignantly replies to his opponent:
"Just a flesh wound....what?" It's not that serious, t'is but a scratch !"
This comic escapade, to many of us on the Right, pretty much represents both Obama and the Democratic Party, if not the entire Left-Wing, as to their overall deficit of situational, if not fiscal, consciousness, or should that be their obscene surplus of rabid lunacy?
But, the question in all of this simply has to become: "So what do we have to show for this $ 15 trillion in debt?" Er...anti-Universal Healthcare, maybe? With people dropping off of group plans like insecticized flies, at a rate never seen before in America, not to mention all of the other mayhem?
Ok, granted, and as predicted with regard to the Liberals, why not just admit that this ain't exactly working out the way many expected, nor is anything else under the sun as hatched by the Loony Left in "leadership," for that matter. But, the trickle of denial only becomes a flood of disingenuity, in response, as the party of schizo' poster-children carries on as if nothing, at all, is amiss.
Schiz-o-phre-ni-a : 1. A complex mental disorder which makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences 2. A long-term mental disorder involving the breakdown in the relation between thought,emotion and behaviour 3. A mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements
Oh, but wait! We do have the $ 867 billion dollar stimulus, as laid out by George Soros, matriculated by the Democrats, and lovingly approved by our Messianic Moocher, Obama himself, which unostensibly kept the nation's people on their jobs and unemployment below 8%, right?...Um, hello? Sad to say, wrong again.
In fact the CBO just released a report that clearly indicates that the stimulus will actually negatively effect long-term growth by pulling equity out of the private markets, and will negatively affect the nation's progress for years to come, which is exactly what we anticipated many moons ago.
Ya' just can't make this stuff up...
In effect, the things that Obama and the Democrats have done to alter our economic state for the better have actually warped things further out of alignment and made things elementally worse.
So, can you say, "Cloward-Piven?" You know, that's the ridiculous theory that's been proven truer and truer year end and year out, which implies a Leftist-engineered attempt to overwhelm the system into a crash, thereby necessitating a complete transformation of America's economic system itself.
But hey, let's look at the bright side. At least, when we think of the debt and spending, we can thank our lucky stars for the extra-Constitutional Super Committee, heroically installed by our fearless leaders, who, as formulated, and like a clumsy,overweight, super hero struggling out of a telephone booth, has produced a spending agreement as promised that miraculously succeeds at curbing our.....wait...wait....what?
Oh, ok, well...nevermind on that one also; apparently, no plan was reached under Obama's brilliant leadership, yet again, it would seem.... so, one supposes that the Military and our Senior citizens take it on the chin, or up diverse spaces, once more, right? Well....ahem...not necessarily, you see, the cuts that everyone has been hyperventilating about aren't really cuts at all. Unfortunately, the US Government uses a nefarious accounting tool calledbase-line budgeting, which, as a budgetary system, seems contrived right out of some goofy, crime syndicate's extra set of books.
To explain further, most reality-based budgets are predicated upon what the estimated income is and what the estimated expenses will be as indicated by the prior year's experience, but not so with the US Government's budgetary system. Uncle Sam, it would seem, has figured out a better way to do it, by annually increasing the prior year's expenses by an additional percentage that can be as high as 10% for the upcoming year.
At or near the end of each fiscal year, various venues of government will then seek ways to increase their departmental outlays, in the event that something is left over, so that they will be able to almost criminally budget for an even greater amount the following year. In fact, rarely will a governmental department spend less than the apportionment, because then they will automatically contract and receive a lesser amount of funding for the following year.
Now, would this method work for your typical household budgeting purposes, or even any corporation's plan of business? Don't think so.
The Dirty Little Secret...
For example, if we were to use a US military budgeted amount of about $ 600 billion dollars, and then add the approximate 10% for the following year (as an illustration for simplicity), the outlay would be $660 billion dollars, and increasingly, so on and so forth, for the next ten years. After 10 years at the maximum annual 10% outlay, the budgeted amount for defense would be effectively doubled, so that instead of having an amount of $600 billion as originally budgeted ten years ago, and with no "stated" increases, we would now be looking at an amount approaching $1.5 trillion dollars! Think I am wrong? The 2005 US military budget was for about $ 484 billion. That number in 2011 will soar to slightly over $ 700 billion, which is getting close to double in only six years, and these numbers would ring similar in virtually every single US department.
In fact, the mandated $1.4 trillion in cuts, over the next ten years, stands along the lines of a veritable mosquito bite when viewed under the rationale of baseline budgeting and what it will do to our deficits over the next ten years.
So, now can you see why America is in such a fiscal nightmare of a mess when we apply this accounting formula to each Governmental department?
Ergo, we, within the Tea Party and the Conservative movement, would heartily declare that it's probably about time we stopped using this baseline-budgeting method, while there is still time, as any sane person would probably agree? So, tracking back to all of the weeping and the gnashing of teeth over these "automatic cuts" to various programs, one can see that, over a 10 year period, there will actually not be any true cuts at all. In fact, the spending will increase by a considerable amount, still.
So, since it is now set in concrete and certain that, after all of this deranged spending and after seeing what's been taking place all over Europe, the Congressional balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, as layed forth by the House, will be voted up and set into Constitutional law, since most everyone agrees that our our completely out of control expenditures are what have steered America's economy into the fiscal doldrums, right?
Um...Rut-Roh...wrong again, in fact. The moderates and left-wing Democrats in the House nixed the amendment as being too extreme for their Cloward-Piven purposes, one must logically deduce, as in "what spending problem?"
The Post-Foreign Policy Presidency
Ok, well, for some truly positive news, and switching to the foreign policy front, how 'bout the fact that we have long-range stability in both Iraq and Afghanistan, eh? So much so that our esteemed President has chosen to disembark the troops and end our overall decade-long effort at Middle East Democracy, and just in time for Arab Spring; another glorious Nobel Peace Prize awaits for Obama, right?
Um...not quite, it would seem, in fact, our ally Afghanistan just declared its allegiance to Pakistan, were conflict to break out, and Iraq seems to be accelerating the factional unraveling even as the final troops make their way home. Civil war in both countries could break out at any moment, in fact, while Libya is also bracing for a possible civil war.
So, yet another impending failure, it would seem, in the overall scheme of things, although some few chances remain.
Yet, all has not been wasted on the foreign policy front, the Obama and State Department contrived and backed reorganizing of the Egyptian Government has produced a flowering democracy, just as the media and the Libs promised that will....wait...what?
So, How Does That Go? Keep your Friend's Coats and Your Enemies Clustered?
OK, at least they will keep the peace in Israel, and they, or at least the Muslim Brotherhood, will insist upon a Liberal democracy as promised...um...wait...come again? The Muslim Brotherhood will not allow anything but a Shariah Law based Regime? They promised war on Israel? But our national security adviser stated that the Muslim Brotherhood was not a concern, right?
Ok, that one isn't going quite the way Obama had publicly planned either...so...what, exactly, was Obama trying to achieve again? Was it war on Israel or just an exercise in extreme Mideast destabilization leading up to a Caliphate coalition of Islamic confederates?
Luckily, Obama's extension of the hand of peace in order to effect harmony with the Iranians has worked just smashingly. Why, just the other day, the Iranians were able to sniff out and arrest 12 of our CIA agents and are now holding them for unstated nefarious purposes. Let's see, the Iranians just captured a twelfth CIA agent, and they are still waiting for the 12th Imam to appear. Coincidence? You know, the 12th Imam is the prophesized anti-Christ that the Islamic world has been waiting for, more on that as the situation develops.
But at least we still have Canada on our side! The Obama administration has been working to shore-up and strengthen our relationship with our ally to the north and has, wait. What? Oh. no! Not again? The Canadians just threatened the Obama administration in favor of China over the President's cancellation of an oil pipeline? But he was supposed to be dedicated to an energy independent America, right?
Sheez! Well, at least there's Mexico, our great, if not "slightly embattled" neighbor to the south. The Mexican leader and Obama get along with each other amazingly, in fact...OMG, what? Mexico's leadership is enraged at Obama and America for transporting enough high-powered military weapons to the Mexican drug cartels to support a terrorist battalion?
But, we still can look to our strongest ally in Israel and their undying love and support for American virtues. For example, Israel and America's relationship has never been more astoundingly schmoozy. Just the other day, Obama and French leader Sarkozy were hamming it up on a, then unbeknownst, hot mikewhen Sarkozy intimated to Obama, in front of the world, that Israeli leader Ben Netanyahu was a liar and that Sarkozy couldn't stand him. Obama, indignantly responded, in a penetrating defense of Israel, "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you!"
Sigh...such a sweet man, indeed. True loyalty is such a seldom seen thing these days...
Indeed, things aren't looking so good in the foreign policy departments either, so let's just move back over to America where we finally have a domestic policy at peace with both itself and its internal opponents as Obama promised at his inauguration. The nation appears poised in a hair-trigger readiness to, at any moment, launch into a rousing 300 million citizen rendition of "I'd like to teach the world to sing,"....um, no way, you say? Uh-oh, here too, alas, and in fact, US Politics have never been so polarized, with class warfare being preached by the Left and a President who thinks Bi-partisan is a type of gay pizza cheese, for Heaven's sake.
We do at least have the Obama backed, Democratically endorsed, Union funded Occupy Wall Street movement that, much like the Tea Party, has peacefully and non-violently impelled the US into....wait...say what? How many people have been killed and arrested? 7 Killed? 4,000 arrested?
When A Movement Becomes A Demonic Colon Blow
Hmm...well, one never knows when a movement will become a demonic colon-blow, it would seem. But even with a few bits of fringe violence devolving into riots....oh! What this time? You're asking how can fringe violence be ascribed to a fringe movement that avows violence as a tool for change? Hmm...Good point...
Ok, so maybe pretty much everything everywhere is totally screwed up at this point in virtually every direction that we gaze.... but then there is one very bright spot that no one can either deny or gainsay. Drumroll please.....Ta-DA! We can unequivocally declare that the Mainstream Media has finally gotten back into the business of vetting future presidential candidates! And we thought they had just given up on that "most important of functions" for our slowly-becoming less-than-free Republic, due to, oh I don't know, alarming budgetary concerns, maybe.
In fact, the Media has been instrumental in pounding into dust virtually every single GOP candidate, except for Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman and Gary Johnson (whoever that is). Perhaps the central-planning Moderate Candidate's time for the hyper-media anal exam is next, but only after those wacky Conservatives get theirs, and in triplicate with extreme, radicalized, moderation, of course. Meanwhile, the American people are still waiting for the Axis Press to finally begin vetting current President and Democratic candidate, and the hero of our altered state, Barack H. Obama. Probably just forgot to budget for that, too. But hey, we can wait. I mean, it's really no big deal since the media has seemingly resigned itself to the fact that Obama will be automatically re-elected anyway, right?
So, let's reviewthe President's success in leadership and where America stands, after all of this:
The President demanded a stimulus and appointed congress to handle all of the dirty little details which amounted to nothing more than civil payola, as it turns out, with little but a few newly enriched Citizens to show for it;
Obama then instituted health care reform, and told Congress to handle all of those details, which has resulted in the Nation's healthcare and employment being turned upside down;
Obama also singularly engineered his 2010 and 2011 budgets and then placed it into Congressional hands to hammer out the details,once again, which have lain in Congress collecting dust,tabled by the Democrats;
Obama then pressed for the Super Committee after a failure by both he and Congress to come to spending terms, which promptly folded in on itself like a poorly constructed lawn chair. He never got involved in that either, by the way;
And now Obama is actually campaigning against a "Do-nothing Congress?" But he is a shoe-in for re-election.... I mean look at all that he has accomplished....