Sunday, October 8, 2006
It seems fairly obvious that there is no hope for the Republican Party come November. They will lose the house and they will lose the senate, leaving them only in charge of the White House and Supreme Court.
Even though gas prices fell drastically, the future is bleak for the elephant. The whole Mark Foley deal, Dennis Hastert refusing to resign, U.S. military deaths in Iraq surpassing those in 9/11, both wars going badly, a national debt of over 8.5 trillion dollars, a budget deficit of about 250 billion dollars, the colossal fuck up of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and gas prices creeping back up all doomed the GOP.
So, what to look forward to in the 2nd half of the second term? Nothing. Congress will put forward legislation requesting better equipment for the troops, a withdrawal plan from Iraq and Afghanistan, putting a cap on gas prices, new disaster response techniques and training, and the President will veto them all. And then when the legislation goes back to Congress, it’ll fall 5 votes short of the 2/3 majority needed to override a veto, and the country will basically be at a standstill for the next two years.
I suppose leaving the clog alone is better than stuffing more shit down the toilet.
Oh well, we’ll just have to wait until 2008 to see any real action taken on providing solutions to the plethora of problems eating the country from the inside out. And then in 15 years or so, the Democrats’ll fuck up, and the Republicans get back in and we start the cycle over again.