Tuesday, July 05, 2011

America held hostage, day 896

Back during the Clinton administration, Rush did a hilarious bit called "America Held Hostage"--more or less comparing the situation of 1993-1994, with Democratic control of both houses of Congress and the White House, to a hostage situation.  While watching fireworks last night, it seemed regrettable that this bit isn't being run today.  Why so?  Well, while there were many huge dangers during the Clinton administration, we did not yet have a national debt officially as large as GDP, and we did not yet have an unofficial (GAAP, honest accounting) national debt of fifty to one hundred trillion dollars.  We also weren't involved in wars in four countries (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya), either.  (do we add Yemen now, too?  sigh)

In light of this, and in light of the fact that we have a President and Senate which cannot even agree to cut funding for an organization that was caught covering for a child brothel on tape, I dare suggest that we have a situation of the theoretically "responsible" people whistling past the graveyard.

America held hostage, day 896.

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