The other night, Stephen T. McCarthy and I were talking about my last post, where I pointed out that the same Democruds who voted AGAINST raising the debt ceiling under Bush were now voting FOR it under Barry O.
And lest we forget, I also revealed that the same Repugnicans who thought not raising the debt ceiling would be akin to the One Ring falling into the grasp of Mordor, now all of a sudden have had an attack on conscience and can’t bear to spend more money than they are able to steal…er, tax-from the Americonned Sheeple.
Sadly, this fell right in line with comments Stephen made on his blog back in November 2010-the more things change, the more they stay the same.
During our discussion, Stephen likened our political scenario to the making of a movie about the Civil War-the actors fight on screen, but off-screen take lunch together, go to happy hours, sleep together…
Not a bad analogy.
But just then, an image popped into my head.
Remember Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf?
From the old Warner cartoons?
Wolf and Sheepdog, also known as Ralph E. Wolf and Sam Sheepdog, are characters in a series of animated cartoons in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies line of cartoons. They were created by Chuck Jones.
Ralph is virtually identical to another Chuck Jones character, Wile E. Coyote. He also shares the Coyote's appetite, and persistent use of Acme Corporation products, but he covets sheep instead of road runners.
Sam is a large, burly sheepdog with white fur and a mop of red hair that usually covers his eyes. He very rarely runs and tends to be sedentary in his movements. He does, however, possess effective strength to incapacitate Ralph with a single punch once he catches him.
They’d clock in, and the wolf would get abused in ways that Wile E. Coyote never imagined. Then the lunch whistle would blow, they’d break bread together, and after lunch they’d be back at it until quitting time.
This is our political system.
Ralph and Sam have become a sort of American cultural shorthand for "the usual suspects" or "the loyal opposition," describing two adversaries who have opposed each other for so long and become so familiar with each other that they've come full circle and are now nearly friendly.
Like the Republicans and Democrats.
They clock in, and go through the motions of being adversaries, but if you watch their behavior and the outcomes, nothing changes from administration to administration.
Bush spent a fortune and ran up the national debt, mortgaging your children’s future under the umbrella of being the “small government” president.
Obama will spend a fortune and run up the national debt, FURTHER mortgaging your children’s future under the umbrella of jump-starting the economy.
The only constant is the running up of the national debt and the mortgaging of your children’s future.
Wanna bet it continues with the next administration?
People wake up!
Both parties are a farce!
One politician is telling you the truth, although his proposed solutions are too rooted in reality for most Americans.
One politician is calling for sound monetary policy, sound foreign policy, and a return to the framework of the Constitution.
Check out what Ron Paul is saying.
Even if you won’t consider giving him your vote, at least listen to what he’s saying.
And consider it.
And then look at what politicians have been doing since the seventies.
And see if what Doctor Paul is saying has the ring of truth to it.
They're YOUR children. They deserve a sound financial future. And you can still give it to them