If This is What Democracy Looks Like...

So apparently, a small group of senators and administration officials hammered out a deal tonight that will be voted on later this evening. No doubt, both sides will be pressuring their members to vote for the deal for the good of the country. The Democratic Party sycophants loyalists will praise this capitulation pragmatic move while the mainstream talking heads oscillate between discussions of the "political implications" and playing up the magnitude of the now-averted crisis.

A small group of people negotiated an extremely consequential bill and they are ramming it through the Senate while most of the American people are too busy celebrating to pay close attention to the details. Hell, we're not even going to get to the details until after the bill has passed the Senate. But we don't have anything to worry about. It's not like special lobbies have a history of slipping bullshit provisions into MUST PASS legislation.

It's all good. Just trust our leaders without question. They have only our best interests at heart.

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Extra special United States of America

Big Al's picture

democracy.   Right after the election as well.   Fitting.  Four years ago we were talking about how Obama needed to enact a significant jobs program.  Now it's this.  No way out. 

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By the time

nemesis's picture

I know how fucked I am I will be fucked up.

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Fuck this noise!

triv33's picture

grrrr, you know they're coming for my fucking SS next!

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This line sums it up

priceman's picture

 

But with thundering Obama sycophant applause.

 

(One of the only good bits of dialouge in all of the prequels).

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we agree on this one!

Shahryar's picture

This is sort of funny. The script was lying around for weeks and anybody could have read it. Many did! Luckily for me I'd given up long ago or else I'd be feeling sad today.

I'm especially angry or not caring, one of those, about people who are already talking about how important the mid-terms will be and how we have to elect Democrats to help out the President. What I'd really like is a parliamentary type of government that would force new elections next month. Or else I just want to ignore it, je ne suis pas sur.

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We have to elect people to support a lame duck?

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That's not how America politics works.

We have to elect some economic populists to start shaking things up. It has to be in Democratic primaries, for the moment, but there is no need to shore up the corporate Democratic establishment: the need is rather to undermine it.

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Forget Canada

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they do not want you. More particularly they don't want anyone over 55. I would expect that also goes for tourists.

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I think you can buy your way in

Shahryar's picture

Last I looked it was pretty expensive. But according to the points formula I can't get in.

ok, found the info. You can become a Canadian if you have $800,000 to "invest". That means you give the Canadian government that money, they use it for 5 years, then return it to you with no interest.

Currently we're several hundred thousand shy of that figure so that's another way we can't get in.

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climate change is making their winters much more mild

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now that climate change is speeding up you'll find their winters tolerable.  good luck on the job!  Is Doug Flutie still playing Canadian Football?  Here's a little something to get you ready for Canadian Culture!  Justin Bieber singing, O Canada:

 

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Not surprised one bit.

cmaukonen's picture

Exactly the outcome our political and economic system was designed to produce from the get go.

Anyone who thinks otherwise is IMHO living in a delusional bubble.

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