This trade deal and its portrayal in the media, and by politicians on both sides, reminds me of that old jingle, “Here I sit broken hearted, tried to shit but only farted.”
Who can figure this thing out? You have the usual suspects: unions, left wing activists, the GOP leadership (if you can actually use that term), and conservatives lining up on all different sides of this thing. I`m a huge fan of Sen. Jeff Session, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Breitbart News and each has a different view on this matter in one way or another.
The Dems killed this thing today and since Obama, Boehner, and McConnell all support this thing I have no choice but to clap for the Dems. It`s a fact that anytime Boehner and McConnell rush to sit in Obama`s lap we the people are getting it in the rear.
I was totally confused by Ted Cruz` support of the Senate version. However, he has been fearless in allowing reporters to throw inside fastballs at him on this issue and he has stood his ground and defended his vote by saying the reports on this deal are not accurate. He also states that he has skim-read the deal and that he sees nothing in it that alarms him, personally.
I was never a “black-helicopter” guy until Obama came along. I was converted to a full-blown conspiracy theorist in the last couple of years as I’ve watched unbelievable things occur in this country and abroad, under Obama. To see Pelosi walk alongside Obama as he headed into the Capital Building to push the vote—knowing she planned to vote against the bill—makes me wonder if this was a ruse all along to make the Dems look like free trade champions.
Let`s face it, Obama has run circles around the Republicans during his term. Frankly, it`s reminiscent of American Pharaoh winning the Triple Crown. The guy is always five horses ahead of the GOP idiots in Congress. We never win—“we” meaning conservatives.
The bottom line, I`m afraid, is that we are stuck in this horrid rabbit hole of nightmares until January 20th of 2017. We have no chance of getting anything done that will stop spending or grow the economy until Obama is gone and the crony capitalists in the GOP are thrown the hell out of office.
We live in a post-Constitutional America. The Constitution is mentioned in the breech like a bad thigh rash. It`s never considered at the beginning of any debate. The word “Constitution” has become archaic nomenclature for fools and romantics. Our millennials are more clueless than Chief Inspector Clouseau in a Pink Panther movie.
My daughter recently turned 26. She called me one day and said that she was soon to be off her mother`s insurance because of her age and she wanted a cheap policy for her and my granddaughter. She was going right into a description of what she needed and I stopped her and said, “It doesn`t exist.” She paused for a second and asked what I meant. I said “Honey, it is illegal under Obamacare…the policy you want to buy does not exist.” She was shocked. I said to her, “Remember dad telling you that one day politics would become important to you?” It was a real “teachable” moment for her, unfortunately.
I suppose my “plan B” will have to remain in place to keep my sanity intact. My plan B is to try and remember the good times in America, realize what I can control and what I cannot, and to focus on what I can control rather than what I cannot. What the hell`s the point in walking around pissed off? It is what it is until Obama and the RINOs are gone.