cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
A perpetual “funding crisis” to go along with a perpetual “campaign” seems to make sense to one of the parties in our two-party system (with apologies to the Tea Party which claims it isn’t one).
The U.S. Senate has not passed a budget in two terms, both controlled by the Democrats and yet the blame for this intransigence is leveled at the Republicans, and the mainstream media seems to have willingly bought into this scam to the highest degree possible.
So we are relegated to a series of Continuing Resolutions to avert the dreaded “government shut-down”. This latest was passed by the Senate last evening and will be taken up by the House later this week. It buys another six weeks until November 18th when we’ll go through this dance again…and then again…and then again.
The press seems to be the willing accomplice to the Democrat-run Senate and has forgotten that it is the Senate’s budget passing failure that has caused this need for the every six week debate that can be used to tarnish the nasty Republicans.
True, there are some conservative news outlets but the liberal news organizations dominate the print and television news cycles. Fox News is the most notable contrarian in all this and is blamed as the conservative’s mouthpiece. It does offer both sides of most every argument, but maybe that is what makes it seem so conservatively-oriented since by comparison to everything else, it is.
In the meantime, our spending problem continues while people pose for holy pictures as being in favor of budget reductions…that just never quite seem to get done. We will see what the new Super Committee decides…or doesn’t decide.
Talk about cans being kicked down the road!