For those who still think the voting public are astute, think again. The Republican party know better. They know that the voters have a shorter attention span than a flea. They know that the public have already forgotten that it was the Bush Administration that got us in this mess and that it was the Bush Administration that gave Wall Street a bailout with no strings attached.
Now, with a straight face, Mitch McConnell and his tin soldiers are turning the banking legislation proposed by Chris Dodd upside down and claiming that the Democrats are promising a giveaway to Wall Street. Huh? Can life get crazier than this? They are pandering to the Tea Party movement on the one hand, while trying to weaken the legislation to appease Wall Street on the other. Robert Reich has a wonderful editorial explaining how this works.
It is a well known fact that I hate two things; lies and hypocrisy. I have seen enough of it in my lifetime to become sickened about how well it often succeeds.
It makes me want to throw a temper tantrum. I won't do that because I have also learned that it is a waste of energy and serves no purpose. Beside, I have mentioned before that I no longer have enough steam to stamp or shout.
Now polls are claiming that the average Tea Party attendee is a college graduate, a middle age white male, and well to do. Go figure. You sure couldn't tell that they learned much in college from the comments I have heard them make. Critical thinking was not in their course of study. I guess they are just selfish grumps that simply don't want to pay their fair share.
A further update on my pesky tooth. I discovered that when dentists say they are going to put in a permanent filling they are referring to a crown. I now have a temporary crown and hope the permanent one is ready for my next appointment on May 5. This was a very big shock to me and to my pocketbook. The saga isn't over yet.