Thursday, October 17, 2013

Animal Farm Congress

     In the final scene of George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm, the pigs are having dinner with the humans inside the farm house as the other animals stand outside and look in through the windows. The pigs, as you remember, had become the elite ruling class on the farm after the animal revolution which banished the humans. In this final scene, the animals standing outside realize that they can no longer tell the pigs from the humans. I was reminded of this scene as I watched Republicants like John McCain, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and others give up the cause of liberty and join Democrats in passing a spending and debt limit bill that betrayed the American people, and the conservative principles which formed the basis of this great republic.    
     The Senate bill, written by Majority Leader Harry Reid extends government spending into next year, along with the debt limit. Once again the Democrats have succeeded in kicking the can down the road with the support of their trained Republicant monkeys in the House and Senate leadership positions. But beyond the disposition of John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and other Republicants who have not distinguished themselves from Democrats, are the questions that remain. The question of where do conservatives go for representation in congress? And where do the American people go for relief from the onslaught of Socialism that seems to be the all-consuming mission of the modern Democrat party? Furthermore, why did the Republicants cry uncle when they had the Democrats in a full Nelson and were winning the battle everywhere except inside the Washington beltway? And finally, why did the Republicants join this lawless administration in a clear violation of the United States Constitution, which requires all spending bills to originate in the House of Representatives, not the Senate as this one did?
     I really thought that this time, just maybe, the apparent backbone that Republicant congressional leadership was showing was not vapor that would disappear in the slightest wind. I felt that someone was finally standing up for the American people against the thuggery and tyranny of this administration and the Democrat party in the United States Congress. I was foolish enough to believe that the enormity and seriousness of the dire circumstance in which this country finds itself after five years of a President whose goal was to "fundamentally transform America," had dawned in the dimly lighted minds of congressional Republicants. Now I just feel like those animals on the farm, looking in through the windows, and not being able to tell the Republicants from the Democrats.

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