When do we pick up the Torches and Forks?

Exactly when do we decide the oligarchy in DC has to go? When do we pick up the torches and the pitch forks and throw the bums out? They won’t vote to free our oil reserves. They will vote to cost us more on each purchase. They will lead us down the path to obscurity….they are the Democrat Party.

I wrote the above two years ago and it is now true more then ever. We are heading into a soft tyranny ruled by a political elite. This November is make or break.

Five years later: It’s getting worse.

One Response to When do we pick up the Torches and Forks?

  1. Madame Were-mouse says:

    I dislike so many of the current political class, Quilly, that I don’t even know where to start anymore. I am now an official Independent; most Hillary Clinton Dems are. (Whether you liked HRC or not—I’m sure you didn’t—she was true to herself and principled—everyone knew what they’d get with her, and knew she was and is a patriot. While I will not comment on Obama’s patriotism, I will definitely say that he appears to be less principled and has fewer ethics than any President we’ve had since Richard M. Nixon—who at least was competent.)

    Evan Bayh, Senator from Indiana, gave a press conference when he announced he would not run for office in January or Feb. of this year where he said all the Senators in the Senate needed to go—every last one of ‘em, regardless of party. And he further said that all incumbents need to go.

    Now, I like Bayh, and I agree with him in principle that all the incumbents need to go. Because Congress is gridlocked—even with Democratic putative control of both the House and Senate, it remains a mess, partly because of Harry Reid, the weakest “Majority” Leader in the history of the US Senate, and partly because of the way Nancy Pelosi runs the House. (The lack of leadership from the White House is definitely not helping in this regard, either. There is no bipartisanship to be had. Obama’s rhetoric was just that—talk.)

    Where I get frustrated is with the actual class of politicians we have running for office. We have no qualified candidates for Governor—none—as Mark Neumann is probably the best choice if you want to cut the budget but he’s not a bipartisan sort of guy (and in WI, you need someone who can compromise or you’ll get nothing done, same as the US Congress); Scott Walker is a career politician who seems to be as dumb as a box of rocks (both of those guys, Walker and Neumann, are running in the Republican primary in a week and a half—we have the latest primary in the nation), and Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate, is mostly where he is because he got beaten up by a thug. (Barrett interceded when an older woman, a grandmother, was trying to keep her idiot former son-in-law from dragging off her grandbaby without consent. The idiot guy was and is violent and had mental problems—note I’m not sure the SIL was actually married to his former lover, but you get my drift—and he beat the Hell out of Barrett. Barrett has had three hand surgeries to date and will have more; he may never be the same. And while Barrett definitely did the right thing to save that woman from being beaten, and that child from being taken and hurt or worse, that is not enough of a reason to be running for Gov.!)

    And our Senate candidates—Ron Johnson is one of two Republicans (Jeff someone-or-other is the other), and he’s well-meaning but seems to want to be another of the sort who wants to buy his way into the Senate. (He’ll spend whatever he needs to win the Republican primary, then spend whatever he needs again in order to knock Feingold out using his own money.) We already have one Senator like that from WI —his name is Herb Kohl, a multi-millionaire who also owns the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise.

    I have to admit that if someone else who was not independently wealthy was running against Feingold, I’d be far more likely to support him or her. But there isn’t, and because of that and because of how I’ve sussed out Johnson’s character (also, he has some really bizarre views on global climate change, though I suppose he’s no nuttier than any other currently sitting Senator if it came to that), I’m still leaning Feingold because Feingold does at least explain what he’s doing, because Feingold has a competent office staff, and because Feingold has been known to say “no” to his own party as well as the opposing party. I think Feingold will continue to be as ethical as possible—as he’s been to date—while I have no idea if Johnson will be responsible to the people or not. (That Johnson does not believe in unemployment insurance, and seems to believe that everyone who needs a job can find one despite areas of the state having over 14% unemployment and unemployment being well over 8.5% overall despite this being the heavy tourist season for Northern Wisconsin, well . . . I can’t support such stupidity.)

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