I get accused of being a conservative/Republican all the time, simply because I tend to argue against Democrats/liberals more. The reason for this is that the GOP is chocked full of crazy asshats who say stupid things on a daily basis, whereas the Democrats spend a lot more effort on their marketing strategies. The American voter/goldfish can't seem to remember the authorization of force for Iraq had many, many more than two points on it, yet can still quote Todd Akin verbatim. The goldfish do a great job attacking the GOP so I don't have to.
But when I turn on the radio and hear people who possess the patina of intelligence, education, and rationality say things that obviously contradict themselves from just a few years ago.... it makes me sad. I hate to say it, but I think we as a country deserve every bad thing that happens to us simply because we get so wrapped up in identity politics that we can't identify stupidity if it comes from our chosen team.
"Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. . . . Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."
~Orwell, Politics and the English Language
Last edited by Grant; 11-11-14 at 01:35 PM.
If there wasn't I would be ****ting my pants right now because something is wrong with the economy.
A healthy 3% inflation rate is generally agreed upon by all economists to be the best thing for a country in terms of inflation/deflation.
Also, "unemployment" is under 6% but in reality it is actually 10%.
There are a lot of factors that aren't considered in that bogus "6%" statement.
That being said, yes, I believe our economy is growing and doing well. In fact, as the world around us seems to be slowing down America is slightly speeding up.
Europe is sucking ass.
Japan is sucking ass.
China is slowing down.
3rd world countries are sucking ass because China is no longer importing raw material to build more ghost cities.
But the USA... The USA is rising... Strange. Not unpleasant, just strange. I would wait before we make any assumptions, we aren't sure what the future really holds. Based on my somewhat ignorant view though, I say because the USA is kicking ass and taking numbers.
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