Wednesday, November 07, 2018

The Least Important Election Of Our Lifetimes

... was yesterday.

Important stuff

The only thing of significance that was at stake was the restoration of democracy through the continued remaking of the Federal court system. President Trump has done an outstanding job nominating judges who will interpret the law rather than make it. The high profile cases of gay marriage and abortion took the issue out of the hands of the people and handed it to 5 Ivy League creeps in black robes which is the opposite of democracy. We won yesterday. Hooray for us!

Not on the table

The big issues of marriage, debt and sovereignty weren't going to be determined by yesterday's elections because neither side cares about them at all.

The Democrats have become Nazis without ambition. They're fixated on identity groups, particularly racial. For all that, blacks remain an idea to them, not real people with real problems. And the real problem there remains what it has been for decades - the destruction of marriage. No one, black or white, red or blue, was talking about it. We talked a lot about race, but we didn't talk about reality.

We have full employment and peace and we're still blowing through over a trillion dollars of borrowing a year. That's not just unsustainable, that's insane. Republican or Democrat, it doesn't matter. There are no adults in the room when it comes to money so it hardly mattered which way things went.

The Republicans had the legislature for two years and couldn't bring themselves to build the wall. Instead, we got children being separated from their parents, caravans of light infantry heading for the border and a whole lot of hoo-hah about ICE and sanctuary cities. No one really cares to allow Americans to define what it means to be an American, that's a job the legislature wants foreigners to do by migrating at will.

End result

So in terms of significant changes for the nation, the only big deal was the courts and we won that one, handily. We'll have another two years of good Federal judges being confirmed. If Ruth Bader Ginsburg goes to that Big Abortion Mill in the Ground Sky, the two squishy (R) chicks - Murkowski and Collins - can do whatever it is they do instead of standing up for normal Americans during the resultant Supreme Court nomination cage match and it won't matter. I'll take that, considering it's all that was offered.

For now, fiscal responsibility at the Federal level is as dead as this yellowjacket.


tim eisele said...

I wouldn't say it is the "least important" - there have been some pretty unimportant elections. I agree it is way down there as far as actually changing anything, though.

I hate the fact that the Tea Party actually started out well, looking like they might force Congress to get spending under control, but then got thoroughly hijacked by the party system with their stupid "issues that we won't ever change, but that will get us votes". And the prime motive for the Tea Party even existing, now isn't even considered an issue worth mentioning by the parties. I'm expecting that when the next recession starts (which will probably be sooner rather than later) the idiotic fiscal policies will turn what should have been a minor downturn into a catastrophe. I wish there was some way to eliminate the parties as a political force, but the way things are now I can't see a way to do it.

And on an unrelated note: is that dead yellowjacket lying on a microwave oven turntable? It sure looks like one.

K T Cat said...

Tim, yes, that's exactly what that bug was. I didn't feel like doing a Google image search, so I went through my old photos and found that one. I suspect I took it with you in mind.

As for the party system, I'd argue that the culture matters much more. We don't respect the virtues of self-denial and sacrifice, so this is what we get.


tim eisele said...

So, what was she doing in your microwave? Besides "being dead", that is?

IlĂ­on said...

Actually, "interpreting the law" is exactly the problem.