Once again, the tribe known as teabaggers made their way into washington, under the fearless leadership of the high priestess of the harpies, GOP representaive Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota.Numbers attending ranged from hundreds to thousands, with 3500 the generally accepted figure. Rep. Todd Akin, a nit-wit from Missouri, screwed up the Pledge of Allegiance. If a Democrat had done that, the entire right wing media machine would be out for blood. But it was a right wing shill so all is well. What troubles me most about these people (the baggers, not the reps) is that they have no understanding of how our government works, what it does for them, or why we have it at all. In other words, none of these people has bothered to read the Constitution of the United States.
Many brave Democrats lost their seats in 2010 for voting for the ACA but in doing so, they saved and helped millions of Americans, past, present and future. What they did was noble and profound, they changed history for the better. Clearly, Manchin and Sinema are not cut from the same cloth but perhaps they can be leveraged to do the right thing and become reluctant heroes in the end despite themselves.
The uniqueness of the GOP being the first American political party to transform into a cult may undercut acceptance but that hurdle needs to be jumped or the existential threat this nation faces from this cult may come to pass.
Now that President Biden is in the White House and competence, expertise and humanity are back in power, time seems to be getting back to running as it used to. So this weekend, songs about time, hours, days, weeks, months and years are on the calendar so save the date!