Some Food for Thought…
….from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island).
It’s a pertinent sentiment not only for prioritizing the symptoms created by the economic situation in this country, but also the inherent problem with not only politics but what our electorate is willing to swallow. They’re willing to allow offshore drilling to pre-occupy their concerns about the economy without asking what we’re going to do to address other – perhaps more pressing – matters. And that doesn’t even address what steps the candidates for President plan to take to reduce our dependence on foreign oil (they’re a bit murky on that one) and more importantly how aggressive they plan to get with emission standards (most likely answer: not very).
Did our “nation-building” efforts in Iraq make you feel safer? Has the Middle East been stabilized? You think they all still hate us over yonder? Hey, you wouldn’t happen to know where bin Laden is, would ya?
By the way, how’s your bank doing? Do you still have your savings? How about your house, still got that? Hey, look on the bright side – at least you won’t have to pay those exorbitant energy costs this coming Winter.
OHHH, what am I on about. Everything will be better this January, when small town values bring us back to our former glory. And what, exactly, are those values? I’m not sure, but I think it has something to do with hard drugs and knockin’ up teenagers. I’m sure eight years of that appeals to a lot of people.
Yes, this is an awful contribution to the already divisive and catankerous political discourse in this country. Blame it on my awful mood.