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October 16, 2013

The Kentucky Kickback

"It's my nature," said the scorpion.

Apparently the debt ceiling hike can have extraneous matters attached to it, so long as they involve spending, rather than cutting.

The language was inserted by Senators Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) and Dianne Fienstein (D., Calif.)...

And requested by Barack Obama, Mr. Give Me a Clean CR.


More: Not McConnell, some sources claim.

Who then? Well, the article says it was requested by Obama, but then suggests it might have been requested by someone else.

Go read the name. It will be very familiar to you. Very familiar.

Appropriators appropriate even with it's completely inappropriate, don't they?

Update: The Post has now rewritten its article to delete the tweet noting that Hal Rogers is the head of the Appropriations Committee.

Now, are they retracting that story? Is it false? Or are they merely unsure?

You can't tell because, as usual, the media refuses to confess its errors. I made an error; I relied on the Post. Will the Washington Post tell me whether or not their original suggestion was in error?

Of course not; they'll just stealth-edit and pretend they never said it.


More: This is sort of the whole reason I quit the Republican Party.

What do they actually offer me? I cannot support them and feel idealistic about it; they are either corrupt, compromised, or opposed to my ideals.

During the Bush years I could at least enjoy winning elections, even if the party wasn't quite what I hoped it would be.

Now we just lose elections, and then Hal F'n' Rogers or whoever attaches some rancid pork that we've been told is a bill that the Fate of the Republic hangs upon the clean passage thereof.

What's the point?

We are too corrupt to lose with heroic dignity and too implacably idealistic to win with compromise.

It's a sucker's game. I choose to no longer play. True, I will no longer have any chance of my political aspirations prevailing in the public square.

But that was going to happen anyway. Now at least I am disburdened of the painful weight of futile hope.

I'm out.

I honestly don't understand this party.

I can only explain it this way: When the Washington Post called its base "poor, uneducated, and easily led," the party believed it.

Personally I'm only one of those things.



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