Posted in: American Politics
I read this morning that there’s finally been a resolution to the debt ceiling crisis talks that seem to have gone on forever.
Quite frankly, I think the sheer fuckwittery of the politicians have made America look like they couldn’t organise a piss-up in a brewery.
During this whole process, it seems to me that the politicians forgot who they were serving. If I was a U.S citizen, I’d be very ashamed that I had people like this supposedly looking after my interests.
Petty squabbles and point scoring seems to underpin American politics these days in a way that it never has before. And not forgetting the out and out racism of course. (For those in denial, yes, the Republican party are more racist than the Democrats, live with it.)
I of course put the blame on the Republicans, who also seem to be fighting amongst themselves. Well, what did they expect? The Tea Party lot aren’t going to make things easy for the more moderate right-wingers.
I guess it would be like having a faction of the English Defence League or the British National Party in Parliament. That kind of extremism mingled with more normal thinking people never leads to anywhere good. I’m pretty sure John Boehner is beginning to realise how little influence he has over that riotous lot. He really has his work cut out for him, trying to manage them and the more reasonable conservatives.
The Tea Party movement seem to be shouting the loudest within the Republican Party, and there’s not a damn thing anybody can do about it until the next round of elections. The lunatics are truly running the asylum it seems…
Anyway, I’m just glad that it’s apparently over and the politicians got what they wanted. Although I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t the American people who won here.