Friday, October 9, 2015

October, 2015, Part 7, Political Class Insanity: "A Steaming Pile of ..."

It is the beginning of another month which means it is time again to review the latest political class insanity from the American political class. Each month it takes us multiple posts to cover the wasteful spending, incompetent government organizations and employees, government programs that usually make a problem worse than resolving it, inane and idiotic politician comments, etc.

To review past posts on this insanity and idiocy, just click on the first few posts in each month listed to the right of this page. After reviewing just a handful of these insanity post we think you will agree that we are currently being served by the worst set of American politicians ever to hold office in our entire history

Today we should wrap up the political class insanity that has rained down on us in just the past month or so, an effort that has taken us a full seven days to document and review:

1) Great historical figures and leaders are dignified and have an eloquence in their speaking in whatever environment they are in. They soothe the fears and lend hope to those that are in need of it. A recently published book by former New York Times writer Ed Klein shows that Hillary Clinton may not fit that description of greatness. 

In a meeting with her former boss, Barack Obama, a little while ago, she apparently got so upset in her suspicion that he was somehow sabotaging her Presidential effort that she blurted out: “What I want for you to do is call off your f**king dogs, Barack!” the book claims Clinton yelled at Obama, using the full and that begins with “f”. The book cited sources close to both Clinton and Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, according to the N.Y. Post.

Yeah, that’s the kind of thin skinned, potty mouth politician we want as the next President, one that dared to talk to the current President of the U.S. with f-bombs. Pathetic. Dropping f-bombs like that this the mark of immaturity and being a spoiled brat. 

2) As we often do, we keep coming back to the utterly broken promise that Obama would run the most transparent Presidential administration ever. The latest example involves the EPA disaster out west where the Federal government and its employees accidentally released three million gallons of heavily polluted waste water into Colorado’s pristine Animas River.

As one would expect, many, many people regardless of political affiliation are very upset about this bout of government incompetence. And as it should be, Congressional committees are holding hearings to look into why and how this disgrace happened in order to find ways to prevent it from happening again. 

As expected, not only are EPA officials being called to testify, which they have done, but the Secretary of the Interior was also called to testify, which is also proper since that Cabinet entity is responsible for the rivers and lands within the country. But apparently they feel they do not have a need to obey a Congressional order/request since Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is refusing to testify before Congress about her department’s ongoing investigation of the massive toxic mine spill caused by EPA workers last month. She would not even send a low level staff person from Interior, she just replied with an unsigned statement for Congressional members to chew on.

As always, it is not the crime that is the fatal act but the cover up afterwards. What does the Interior Department have to hide since no one is accusing them of any wrongdoing, the EPA has already stepped up to take that blame? Silence breeds suspicion and in this case represents just another nail in the coffin of Obama’s dead transparent administration deception.

3) Starting with the original publication of our book, “Love My Country, Loathe My Government,” we have always advocated for dismantling the failed Federal government “war on drugs” effort. It has not prevented Americans from getting high anyway they wanted but it has created the most violent gangs in the world, the Mexican drug cartels.

After four decades and trillions of dollars spent on law enforcement and prison resources, how success has the war on drugs been? On Monday, October 5, 2015, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported seizing more than $3.6 million in drugs just the previous weekend. Not a week, a weekend. Not a month, a weekend. More than $1.8 million in cocaine was seized, along with about $1.1 million in weed and $670,000 in narcotics.

If we assume that the daily run rate of captured drugs at the Mexican border is about $1.8 million a day ($3.6 million divided by two weekend days), than the annual average captured drug run rate is $657 million a year. This is what intercepted, how much is actually getting through? Probably billions and billions of dollars every year despite forty years of fighting a war against such a thing. 

Einstein once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This latest information from the failed war on drugs proves that we are living this Einstein insight every day, and have been doing so for decades, in the context of a war on drugs.

4) It is pretty clear to any rational person who reads our monthly political class insanity posts they we are being served by the worst set of American politicians ever to hold office. They have wasted trillions of tax dollars, they never find a resolution to a major problem confronting Americans, their bloated and ineffective government organizations sap liberty and initiative out of the country and its citizens, and they are viewed as corrupt and ineffective by those they serve. 

So I find it refreshing when one of their own, a U.S. Senator, comes out publicly to verify what we have long assumed. Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky recently slammed his fellow politicians in public when he asserted: "Congress is a withering shadow. It's a shadow of what it once was. Congress has no power, exerts no power, and we walk and we live in the shadow of a presidency that is growing larger and larger and larger." 

But the best part of his honesty happened a few days after he uttered these insightful words when he called a recently passed, ill defined budget resolution a "steaming pile of the same old same old. ... A warmed over version of yesterday's failures." Most of us would agree that his description applies far beyond just this recent legislation, it applies to just about anything an American politician touches today.

That will do it for this month’s political class insanity. Seven days of idiocy and waste, a scenario sure to be repeated next month with different characters and different pieces of a “steaming pile of the same old…”

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