So, the Dems have control of both houses. Yippee, right? After watching three solid days of giddy post-election hype, it’s sadly obvious that the shell game in New Limited America continues. Election night was exciting for about three minutes, with several things quickly jumping to the forefront of my mind amidst the euphoric post-election haze that surrounded Democrats.
All of this feel good unity bullshit is what helped us into this mess in the first place. By degrees, the masses have been conditioned to see conflict as a bad thing, something to be avoided (unless, of course, said conflict involves bombing brown people) when the truth of the matter is that conflict is the only thing that will lead us out of this shameful mess. It is a shameful lack of intestinal fortitude and character on the part of senior democratic leadership. While we increasingly hear the words “Impeachment is off the table” no one takes the time to wonder, let alone ask the important and obvious question of WHY. WHY is it off the table? WHY is using an intern of legal consenting age as a humidor and generally lacking in monogamistic moral fiber an impeachable offense, but illegal secret prisons and torture, illegal wars against nations abroad in an effort to funnel the wealth of their natural resources into the pockets of a few, and waging an illegal and unconscionable war on your own citizenry are not high crimes?