Thursday, June 17, 2010

Comedy This Good Only Comes Once A Year

I know I watch too much TV news, but as a retired person, this is my choice and I like to keep up on what is being said. Take the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, this has been in the news every night since the oil rig burned down and 11 lives were lost. And, yet no one will stop to realize that the political philosophy of less Federal Government regulation is at the heart of the problem. But, that is just half of it. The other half is that these same people that believe "Government is the problem, not the solution" are now demanding that the Federal Government do more to take charge of the clean up and stop the oil leak.

Am I the only one that sees this contradiction in the political philosophy of the right wing in American politics? The close relationship between the oil companies and the Federal Agencies that are suppose to regulate them is the problem. This comes directly from a political philosophy that calls for the Federal Government to keep their nose out of the oil companies business.

Now the attack of the nuts right wing of American politics has turned to blaming President Obama for the oil spill while at the same time blaming him for wanting to take over the economy and bring about a socialist state. A lot of the crazies out there don't understand what logic is, so there is little sense in appealing to their sense of logic. The Republican Party does not need logic much less facts to attack the President, as that is all they can do.

I enjoy watching the brainless right wing of American politics on TV news because they are so entertaining, much like the Three Stooges were entertaining. And, let us not forget that these same politicians that don't believe the Federal Government has a duty to protect the lands, waters, beaches and wetlands of our nation, are the same ones that want the Federal Government to pay for the clean up with American taxpayer dollars. Comedy this good comes only once a year, and this must be the time.

Stay tuned.


winslow said...

Senator Kaufman of Delaware is probably the only Congressman to have an in-depth understanding of the financial crisis the U.S. is in. He is a true leader looking for reform to prevent catastrophe. He has been trying to work with the SEC on many issues, the most recent is how the stock market is being manipulated by huge hedge funds. He has stated how the SEC has a panel of hedge fund managers and Wall-Street execs to help change the regulation....literally the FOX in the hen house. It appears to be a one-person battle.
How can the SEC and the majority of Congress not see the obvious that the future of the U.S and its' financial markets are being compromised and that the individual is being left out.....and will possible devastate the entire population.

moneythoughts said...

Winslow, I hear you, but there are a lot of people that don't listen to the facts, or are not interested in thinking logically and have already made their minds up. They never heard of the late coach John Wooden of UCLA fame, who once said, "it is what you learn after you know it all that counts." The rightwing thinks they know it all and are not interested in logic or anything that may enlighten or inform them.