Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, January 14, 2013

Because It's Been A While

A new installment of "What Booman Says"

George Packer's article in The New Yorker about the increasing isolation of the South is interesting, but I wonder why I never see anyone mention how the GOP is just a constant annoying source of unnecessary stress for everyone. I mean it is completely unceasing. In Obama's term it has been unrelenting obstruction, hallucinatory insults, and manufactured crises. But it was even worse under George W. Bush, where it was color-coded terror alerts and duct tape and WMD's and terror terror terror and OMG GAYS and the War on Christmas and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I'm only scratching the surface here, but the right/south/GOP never ever lets the left get a moment's rest. We are never allowed to get to a point where we can say, 'Okay, that's settled, now we can relax for a few weeks.' The newest proposal is to have a fight over the debt ceiling every two months. I mean, what the fuck. Seriously?

I woke up when they impeached Bill Clinton. And I don't think I've felt a moment's peace since then. Not one single goddamn day has gone by since 1998 when the right wasn't doing or saying something that I found stressful.

I may be an extreme case…a political junkie who is addicted to my own pain. But, it's getting to everyone. It has to.

For the love of God, please, give us some rest already.

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