Thursday, January 12, 2012

Casey has struck out

To paraphrase Ernest Thayer:

"Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;

The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,

And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;

But there is no joy in Mudville - mighty Casey has struck out."


Though I'm any longer sure that anywhere in this "favored land the sun is shining bright," save on those 1% we increasingly hear about.

I look at the GOP and have to wonder who these people really are? They seem beyond heartless, soulless. And that was before the campaign started…it's gotten worse. Who the hell cares about how Mitt made his dough, or any of them for that matter? Yet, that now seems to be the greatest debate among these cannibals. Oh, yeah, occassionally one hears about abortion. I'm not going to discuss my views on that (you probably know them anyway), and frankly, I'm not sure that's even an issue for these folks: It's a Supreme Court issue.

There's a lot of talk about taxes, or how they should be reduced. Please. Enough already. Don't tell me that lower taxes will increase jobs. It doesn't work that way. There's no debate here.

One of these days these guys are going to have to come up with an argument, a positive argument, a strong argument and a strong program for creating jobs. They're not doing it. I'm not certain the guy in the White House is doing much of a job either at solving this awful problem.

I certainly you're not listening to the so-called "pundits" on either side of the aisle – they have no idea of your situation, or mine or anyone's but their own.

We need to find some true legislators, great thinkers and great politicians (and, that doesn't have to be a dirty word; it's an honorable profession of service, or was anyway) to bring our nation back.

While I'm a die-hard Democrat, I really don't care where they come from. But I will tell you that I am so tired of this garbage coming from the campaign and out of Washington that it's beyond even my comprehension.