Sunday, August 07, 2011

Random Thoughts for a Sunday Afternoon

Because sometimes thoughts come in bunches, but refuse to organize themselves.

If you elect representatives on a platform based on their ignorance of and disdain for governance, you shouldn't be surprised when they're no good at it.

Democracy is a really ugly, unpleasant thing. Too bad all of the alternatives are vastly worse.

We used to complain that Congress was full of incumbents -- good 'ol boys who spent too much time in Washington, were too clubby with each other, and were too good at manipulating the strings of government. And now we've had three wave elections in a row, and can see how good we had it.

It's very difficult to negotiate effectively with someone who would be quite happy to walk away and have everything fall apart. But one does have to wonder if the people who elected those folks agree with the "letting everything fall apart" thing.

We also used to be in awe of the Republican party discipline in Congress -- again, it can really suck to get what you ask for.

Watching politics, and actually caring about what happens, is the most frustrating thing in the world: no one has any leverage at all to speak of, and nobody ever gets what they want.

Huh. "Everybody dies frustrated and sad and that is beautiful." I guess so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But I'm sure I'm not the only one who didn't vote for the person representing me.

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