The Sum of Our Decsions

Yesterday, for the first time in history, Congress sued the President of the United States.

Take in those words carefully. Congress sued the President. Of the United States. Of America.

This is what happens when you have half the country freaked out about a man, dutifully elected twice by very comfortable margins both times (which can’t be said about the guy before him) in both the popular and electoral vote.

This is what happens when you have a President who takes an idea generated by conservatives and passes it into law and then said conservatives start calling it Obamacare. And screaming about “Death Panel’s” and “socialized medicine.”

This is what happens when one side blocks everything this President tries to accomplish. When the world is turned upside down and they start questioning where he was born and the anti-colonial views of his father and grandfather. (Just for the record, Kenya in 1961, was still a British colony)

This is what happens when those who are opposed to the 44th President of the United States compare him to Hitler and Stalin and start calling him a “dictator” or a “tyrant.”

This is what happens when 22% of voters in 2010 vote in the worst Congress in the history of the Republic and then state their number one priority is to make this President a one-term President.

This is what happens when you have a TV “network” devoted entirely to promoting one side of the narrative and cheers when a Democratic member of Congress is shot in 2011.

This is what happens when you allow hate and disrespect in the guise of “free speech.”

This is what happens when you have a son of privilege and wealth, who implemented the same health care system while Governor of Massachusetts, run away from that singular accomplishment while running against this President in 2012.

This is what happens when you have a rigged electoral system whereas Democratic candidates for Congress received almost five million more votes in 2012, but due to gerrymandering following the harry knipshit fit the 22% threw in 2010, the House stayed in Republican control.

This is what happens when the Affordable Care Act is upheld by the Supreme Court, but states are given a choice to opt-out. This is what happens when Congress has a temper tantrum and shuts down the Government over said law being upheld and voting to overturn it 50-plus times.

This is what happens when, over the course of 40 years, our liberties have been slowly eroded, when a college drop-out and failed public relations gofer for the Kansas City Royals becomes a voice for conservative America and a dullard of a man is elected President and begins the attack on unions and poor people by demonizing them as “welfare queens,” or Medicaid abusers.”

This is what happens when we impeached a President over a sexual act (which has nothing to do with “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”) and had a Supreme Court stop a recount of an election, appointing a man ill-prepared for the office.

This what what happens when, in 2008, in a desperate attempt to change the game, the nominee of the Republican Party picks a woman who was never vetted properly or could keep her story straight. Yet today, she is calling for the impeachment of the President. Along with several others.

This is what happens when members of Congress call the President a “tar baby,” scream out “you lie” while giving a speech before a joint session of Congress and who question his legitimacy. Where he is called a coward and a disciple of Saul Alinsky, (who either fixed the 1919 World Series or co-wrote “Do the Loco-Motion”) and Bill Ayres, a 60’s radical who’s now retired from the University of Chicago.

This is what happens when the Speaker of The House proclaims to judge us not by the laws we pass, but how many we stop. In the meantime, our infrastructure is crumbling and nothing gets done.

This is the sum of our decisions. When will we ever make the correct ones?

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5 Responses to “The Sum of Our Decsions”

  1. Bob Quinn Says:

    Thanks Kent. I agree with you. There are many who do not agree with you however. Bob Quinn

  2. rollingwheelie Says:

    Oh, I’m very much aware of that.

  3. Robin Lux Says:

    Well written!

  4. rollingwheelie Says:

    Thanks.

  5. Dan Riley Says:

    This is what happens when Kent is on fire. Go, Man!

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