IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES IF YOU WERE CRAZY, IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES IF YOU WERE SANE, IT WAS THE AGE OF DECEIT, IT WAS THE AGE OF IGNORANCE, IT WAS THE EPOCH OF FALSE MESSIAHS, IT WAS THE EPOCH OF LYING RULERS, IT WAS THE SEASON OF MURDER, IT WAS THE SEASON OF MARTYRS, IT WAS THE SPRING OF DEPENDENCY, IT WAS THE WINTER OF UNCERTAINTY, WE HAD EVERYTHING BEFORE US IN THE PAST, WE HAD NOTHING BEFORE US IN THE PRESENT, WE WE'RE ALL GOING DIRECT TO CALAMITY, WE WERE ALL GOING DIRECT INTO THE DARK UNKNOWN- IN SHORT THE PERIOD WAS SO FAR LIKE PERIODS OF TURBULENT DISASTER IN THE PAST THAT SOME OF ITS MOST DESPICABLE AUTHORITIES INSISTED ON IT BEING RECEIVED AS GOOD WHEN IT WAS MOSTLY BAD IN THE SUPERLATIVE DEGREE OF PROPAGANDA BEING PEDDLED AS TRUTH!
(with apologies to Charles Dickens )
Washington D. C. and New York City are capitals. One of the nation and the other of the world. What happens in either has enormous impact on people far removed from those who actually live there. With their access to political, economic and cultural power, they set things in motion for everyone else and often what they set in motion is not good.
In both D.C. and NYC the inmates are running the asylum. Standards, laws, rules and regulations are now subject to the whim of those in charge. In both cities the governments are run by zealots who dislike law and order, capitalism, religion with the exception of Islam, conservatives, educational choice, tax cuts, non union workers, Israel, the military, cops, free market health care, energy provided through coal, gas, nuclear and oil, counter terrorism and the Constitution for starters.
In Washington, President Obama has crippled the economic, military and political power of the United States. He has done everything possible to create a socialist nation that is not the freest or the strongest nation on the globe. He has undermined the rule of law and the Constitution and used the agencies of government to attack and punish his enemies. His Health Care, tax, budget and energy policies have made most Americans poorer save the wealthiest 1% whom he rails against and then solicits money from.
His administration is inept, amateurish,incompetent, ideologically driven, prone to thuggery, illegal activities, race baiting, using dual standards for friends and enemies and unable or unwilling to solve the real problems of real people.
His handling of the IRS , Benghazi, Ebola, ISIS, ObamaCare, the Ukraine, Russia, China, Iran, immigration, energy and Syria and Iraq are just a few examples of a man who through his own ineptitude or willful design has now built a scaffold to hang himself on as the country burns. To be fair he did not do this alone he had the help of a Democratic Party comprised of people like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid who has castrated the Senate and not allowed even bi-partisan bills to see the light of day. Congress does not function because Obama, Pelosi, and Reid don't want it to. If it did they would not be able to blame the Republicans any more.