I find myself with little or no desire to comment on President Obama's first State of the Union address.
It isn't that I don't think it was a fine speech -- I do -- and it isn't that I don't think it might do some good.
just that we really do live in two Americas these days, and I'm not
talking about rich and poor. I'm talking about red and blue, liberal
and conservative, true Americans and ...
Nah, not going there.
on one side will automatically support what Obama said, while folks on
the other will eagerly away the analysis to come from Fat Man, Little
Boy and Rabid Annie.
My guess is that other than the people who
are out of work, without insurance or fans of the New Jersey Nets, the
unhappiest people in America are the ones who really care what's
happening in politics.
When you're a true believer -- left or
right -- it really vexes you that there are people on the other side
who can't see your point. Liberals denigrate conservatives as
mouthbreathers and Bible thumpers, while those on the right attack
those on the left as bed-wetting, panty-waisted girly men (and manly
girls) who don't love Jesus.
Our national fabric is stretched as tightly as that time Rush Limbaugh tried to wear a Speedo.
Sorry. Channeled Dennis Miller for a minute there.
just wears me out. I can't tolerate more than a couple minutes of true
believers on either side. They're like insurance salesmen, sucking up
all the air in the room.
I think I would enjoy punching Mitch McConnell in the mouth, but it's funny. I feel the same way about Al Gore.
And don't even get me started on Holy Joe Lieberman.
What's the state of the union?
Broken, badly broken.
And it may not be fixable until we get rid of all the elected officials.
isn't enough just to throw out incumbents. The folks who would replace
them would just be more of the same, and I refuse to be fooled again.
think the only legitimate way to solve the problem might be to get two
decent people together -- one Democrat and one Republican -- and give
them access to a really good computer. You know, the kind that has all
the information the government says they don't keep on us.
through at random and pick 435 representatives and 100 senators. The
only qualifications would be no previous runs for office and at least a
Then let them fix the mess.
The folks in Washington now sure can't do it.