I get the feeling that things may be starting to turn around (after 32 years!) [View all]
We have a long, long way to go before we're back to having a modern, functional country; we're currently up to our necks in manure much shoveling is needed. And there are certainly folks who'll be shoveling it back at us, and some who'll be swinging at our heads with their shovels.
But for the first time in a long time, Democrats are actually making noises after an election about doing the right thing. Sure it's pathetic that Social Security (which is in superb fiscal health, fake projections aside) is "off the table" only for now. And sad that our opening offer to the Republicans is $2.50 in spending cuts for $1.00 in new revenue (spending cuts in a depression have always been very damaging). And sick that we're hearing talk again of raising the eligibility age for Medicare to 67.
But at least our Democrats finally seem to be holding the line on something!
And Grover Norquist is spinning through the air in flames, trailing smoke as he plummets groundward.
And there's also significant discussion on reforming the filibuster,
I'm still skeptical, but I finally sense a little blue sky. At least the conversation is turning. And for this, I thank the good folks in Wisconsin, and Occupy, and the Chicago teachers, and all of the others who finally screamed BULLSHIT at the tops of their lungs and woke a bunch of Americans up to the war we've been losing for all this time.
Sorry for the rambling rant. Please return to your regular programming.