Monday, December 21, 2015
While it may not initially be obvious, the two cartoons are most definitely linked - specifically, because they both address the preposterous state of our current political scene.
New House Speaker Paul Ryan quickly passed a budget bill (with more Democrats than Republicans voting for it) which essentially gave Barack Obama and his cronies everything they could possibly want with no fight whatsoever.
Cash for Planned Parenthood butchery? Full funding for the resettling of immigrants and refugees in the nation's vulnerable heartland? Taxpayer dollars to combat alleged climate change? All this and much, much, MUCH more was rubber stamped "to keep the government open," making a complete mockery of the hard fought elections which finally gave the House and Senate to Republicans under the mistaken impression that it might make a difference.
And we conservatives can scream, complain, and debate amongst ourselves all we want, but to what end? Everything we stand against is already funded through next year.
Meanwhile, a similar dog-and-pony show continues during the oh-so-suspenseful process of picking a Democrat nominee for the presidential election. In Saturday night's debate, the most interesting and widely-discussed moment came from Hillary taking too long with her bathroom break, which we suppose is a hazard of doing a campaign lunch stop at Taco Bell.
Other highlights included Bernie Sanders, who previously gave Hillary a pass for having sensitive unsecured computer data, apologizing profusely for having recently stolen some of her sensitive unsecured computer data. Meanwhile, Martin O'Malley made his strongest case for the presidency to date: that taxpayers could save thousands of dollars by not having to change the current "O" monograms on the White House towels if he is elected.
Frankly, Hope n' Change increasingly wonders if American voters actually participate in the process of running this country, or are only a captive audience forced to watch the absurdist political equivalent of "Waiting for Godot."
Perhaps we should call it "Waiting for Good Goverment."