Call me crazy, but I think everyone in Washington DC has gone insane.
By Brittany Yurkovitch on 9/8/2013
It is becoming increasingly difficult to teach the various political ideologies to my new group of students. Liberals have been acting like conservatives, and conservatives have been acting like liberals. There are just too many lies and it’s all so confusing to the neophyte political observer. Even Matt Drudge acknowledges “It’s now Authoritarian vs. Libertarian. Since Democrats vs. Republicans has been obliterated, no real difference between parties…”
Matt Drudge is right on the money; there are no real differences between major political parties anymore. Recently, I commented on the lack of constitutional support on first amendment issues from powerful Democratic leaders. I would expect a neoconservative like Lindsey Graham to protest first amendment protections but not a liberal.
Many of us remember when Barrack Obama first campaigned under the guise that we would promote peace in the Middle East. Although I did not vote for him in 2008 (or 2012), I certainly HOPEd for a peaceful foreign policy change under a new administration. Unfortunately, we have seen as much war, corruption and secrecy under this Nobel Peace Prize winner than we did under Bush and the rest of the presidential puppets of recent history.
It seems that lying is the only cause Republicans and Democrats can find authentic bipartisan support.
Despite the fact that Republicans and Democrats have failed on every front to unite and do something helpful for the American people, the only thing they can seem to agree on is murdering innocent people in Syria despite global backlash against going to war. The powers that be are so desperately out of control; they try to scare Americans into war by parading the once-venerable General Petraeus to tote the elite line hoping it will work on the war-weary public.
It’s not working and we are witnessing political turmoil. With the increasing libertarian trend within the republican party, it is no surprise to see major differences arising amongst the conservatives. We can always count on Bill O’Reilly to promote Israel’s interests above and beyond America’s, especially if war is involved. Recently, Bill argued with Laura Ingraham about going to war with Syria. Bill is, of course, all too enthusiastic to send our young people to die because America might lose face internationally. What a sad world we live in when our conservative leaders would rather see America save face then save lives.
As if things couldn’t get crazier, we have now learned that our ally, the UK, supplied chemical weapons to the Syrians. However, the people of the UK are as sick of war as we are leading the parliament to reject the call to send troops to Syria. While it’s nice that the UK government is listening (somewhat) to its people an refusing war (although they really fueled the fire with the chemical weapons sale) I wonder how our government will interpret the people’s call for peace.
John McCain and Lindsey Graham have clearly not received the public’s message. Both these neocons are desperate for war so much so that Lindsey tried scaring his people into war warning of nuclear consequences for the US if we do not take action. Both these Senators rejected the allocation of funds for Hurricane Sandy victims because of the high cost but have no problem shelling out billions for war in Syria. And instead of thoughtfully deciding on something as important as war with his fellow congressmen, John McCain instead plays online poker during the Congressional hearings. He is all to willing to spend money we don’t have and spill blood we can’t afford to lose. How dare he call himself a conservative.
Some Democrats, too, should be ashamed to call themselves democrats. Dianne Feinstein has been very supportive of the President’s ambition into Syria saying ” It is conclusive on the fact that these weapons were used. Now I think the rest of it is a judgment call. Once the administration made this call, I think that there is a real need for us to back this up.”
Sometimes I can’t believe what I am hearing. I never trust a word that comes out of any politicians’ mouths; Republican and Democrat are equally unscrupulous. Their erratic actions and psychopathic approach to governing is getting to an unsustainable point. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that both parties have the same agenda. Who is the anti-war party anymore?
A note to my wonderful seniors trying to understand all this: Hypocrisy is everywhere. Yes, we are going to learn that democrats adore free speech and protest war and that conservatives love to protect innocent life and hate wasteful spending. Part of understanding the politics part of AP US Government and Politics is learning the intricacies of decision making. Pay attention to media spin and political alliances. I truly look forward to your blossoming into intelligent, politically literate citizens.
Students, let’s take on the world. Someday you might find yourself at a town hall meeting calling out a hypocritical senator, like these people below.
Posted: September 8th, 2013 under Economic Commentary, Education, Original Political Cartoons, Political commentary.
Tags: constitution, democrat, economic collapse, empire, endless war, fascism, foreign policy, freedom, libertarian, obama, republican