Friday, May 9, 2014

Faux Outrage

("Center Wing at the Republican Circus")

It is a perpetual cycle of searching for a weakness, perceived or real, and wringing every ounce of moral outrage from the party faithful. It is the Republican way.

Benghazi, Obamacare, IRS-gate, are mere catchwords. Politics has devolved into something terribly crude and horribly misguided. There is almost nothing left but the facade of government. There is virtually no more discourse, only accusations and finger pointing.

We will soon begin in earnest the 2014 election season. Then, as soon as the embers of those flames die down, the dreaded push for 2016 will rear its ugly head.

There will undoubtedly be many intervening "calamities" upon which the Republicans seize in their frenzy to gain control of both Houses and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. While the many ills of the country, from the environment, to gun control, unemployment, poverty, immigration and countless other pressing matters go unattended, we will be asked to give serious consideration to some of the old "standards", like Hillary's involvement in the Benghazi "cover-up" or maybe even her role in the Monica Lewinsky episode.

For the Republicans, some stories are just too good to die.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's sad that the GOP, the do nothing party, has to use these issues to energize their base. It is even sadder, that these tactics work.