I don’t usually do actual rants cause I'm just not that good at it, but I guess that thinking about this topic has driven me there. Plus, AngryBlackLady inspired me, although I will never be able to measure up to her awesome, awesome rants. NSFW.
So let me be clear at the outset. My purpose is not to denigrate our Democratic lawmakers for their intentions, but rather it is to denigrate them for their inaction, lack of action, or as Olbermann says, their damn TIMIDITY!!
I have spent the last year (since June 27, 2010) blogging here, posting stuff that I felt people should be aware of, trying to do my part because our media no longer does their job. During much of that time, I’ve been sick, and as a self-employed person I’ve lost income because I focused on blogging instead of earning. Since sometime in April of this year I’ve had writer’s block, which started shortly after Michigan’s GOP legislature enabled and encouraged, Michigan’s Republican fucking governor, Rick Snyder, to turn Michigan in to a corporation. The ONLY media person that really did her job and reported on this mess, was the inimitable Rachel Maddow, along with myself and my fellow lefty bloggers such as Eclectablog, Ashby and Bob, Karoli, ExtremeLiberal, and a few others. That’s IT.
Not only that, but while these Republican governors and legislatures have been (see ALEX) busily rewriting laws in many states (Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin, et al), busting unions, destroying our public education system, privatizing everything in sight, NO ONE said a fucking word. Not even ONE damn Democratic lawmaker spoke out or showed any get up and go except for the Wisconsin 10.
Then, we watched as Anthony Weiner went down, brought down not by Republicans, but by the Democratic leadership. Yes, I know that what he did was bloody damn stupid, but come on. There wasn’t even any physical fucking contact. He did not do anything that hurt his constituents in any way except for to get caught. I’ll let Olbermann say what needs to be said on this issue because he nailed it. Watch:
Now, let me be clear. I do not agree with Olbermann re what he said about the president. Everything else, I co-sign.
Anyhoo, the resignation of one of the very few lawmakers who fights for the people was the last damn straw for me.
I am FED UP with Democratic waffling, timidity, outright REFUSAL to face the fact that we in this country are waging a WAR, and that war was verbalized by Olbermann on his Special Comment last night. Watch:
Okay, so it’s a war of words rather than the pistols, cannon and muskets used in the last Civil War, but it’s still a damn CIVIL WAR!! And instead of doing what’s necessary, Democratic lawmakers sit back and make meek protests or none at all, and then they wonder why the base is so pissed off that Democratic leadership forced our ONLY actual advocate for the people, Anthony Weiner, to RESIGN.
On Olbermann last night (really, I normally don’t watch Olbermann this much, but last night was his first night on Current TV, and so I watched), his conversation with John Dean really, really got to me. I wanted to beat something up or go offline, and stay there. It seems that even though Justice Thomas should resign, should be forced to resign or be impeached (more from Maddow on this), John Dean says that the Democrats aren’t likely to take any of the steps that they actually could take such as convening a grand jury, or instigating a congressional investigation, because of their timidity.
I know that most of you reading this understand what it would mean to be rid of one of the members of the Con Corporatist [Scotus] 5, so I won’t even go there, but just think about it.
Okay, I am out of fucking steam, and I don’t have the energy to even start on the stupid firebaggers who don’t seem to understand the FACT that there are exactly 4 senators and 1 president standing between us and something really, really awful. I’ll just save my firebagger rant for another day.
Also. I don't normally attack Democratic lawmakers. In fact, the only Democrats I generally despise and strongly criticize are the damn firebaggers. But, sometimes you have to do what you have to do, and for me, Weiner's resignation and the knowledge that Thomas will probably still be sitting in his damn seat in to perpetuity, just set me off.
The End. For now….