Politicians are right about everything in a way I could never be. That’s why they run and I don’t. Agreeing with whatever who I voted for wants is a modern take on integrity. Presume our elected betters are consistent, which is why they ran and triumphed. Divine blessing guides those we were smart enough to support.
Or, no. Democracy’s biggest problem is that one of us gets to be in charge. And we’re such morons. Egotistical maniacs who suck up enough to win one more than half of tallies are no different. I’m afraid to tell you those in charge are as illogical and arbitrary as the rest of us. Change the names to see. Take off labels and watch who changes opinions. I agree with whoever I voted for. What: aren’t you loyal?
Are America-despising hippie weaklings or neocon war fans making defense decisions? It depends based on who’s making the exact same shortsighted decision. We have to check the party before deciding whether fleeing Syria helps preserve our safety. It’s fortunate we’ve never left a power vacuum in the Middle East before, because that would lead to frightening consequences.
Killing terrorists should remain a popular hobby among our military. Members endure innumerable sacrifices to protect us, and the least we can do for repayment is to allow them to stack ISIS corpses. Our awesome forces should perhaps remain in nasty spots to send terrorists to a place where there are no virgins. It all depends on if you voted for whoever deployed them.
The president is supposed to benevolently guide us through life’s vagaries. That’s why Republicans think trade wars are sweet now. Tariffs are money Washington takes when you purchase something, and they’re not a tax otherwise. But it’s okay when someone from that ostensible free market faction increases prices for the crime of trying to trade. That’s just trying to win, and what is the point of exchange if not to humiliate your partner?
I will be dropped from consideration for the Dan Quayle Toadying Award when I note there seem to be quite a few defeats piling up here. Regardless, the unavoidable trend goes against the amoral dedication to triumph Donald Trump claims defines him. The foolish insanity of ticking off people who sell you things hasn’t changed. But those cheering for punishment have.
Note who suddenly sounds like Ayn Rand on free trade, namely liberals who adored meddling until their archenemy executive got his hands dirty. Meanwhile, erstwhile backers of trading at will sound like they’re reading from East German textbooks ever since a Republican president declared he was sick of buying without sanction.
Government choosing winners makes everyone losers. It’s not contained to the particular outfits propped up with your money thanks to your kindly involuntary investment. You do get a choice of which party props up the enterprises you prefer, which is the 2019 version of freedom. Giving putzing architects of restrained commerce a vaguely businesslike sheen shouldn’t trick anyone. It certainly doesn’t fool growth, which is stubbornly indifferent to manipulation. Get bigger like we want, already.
Who likes sad endings? It turns out purported liberty fans didn’t oppose federal meddling as much as they did their side not being the one getting to toss files into the air. Republicans just wanted their own bully. The purported defenders of human enterprise should’ve vetted their goon more thoroughly unless they hoped to use federal force liberally all along. This elderly delinquent isn’t even skilled at dispensing wedgies.
I thought the store brand was delicious in the blind taste test until I learned I was consuming something without a proper label. It’s good practice for voting. Choosing by party takes all the thinking out of elections, and the whole point of having a government is to avoid having to ponder anything. Freedom is icky, which is why we split into factions in the first place.
Fight to see who gets to beat the economy senseless. Having just one side dispense treasure would take out competition, and we want to ensure each knows they better plunder properly if they like not having to find work. I like being handed goodies as long as they’re from my tribe. The fact I can’t tell which one it is without gang colors just means I need to be initiated.
Loyalty to a person and not an idea is as healthy as it sounds. Even better, the oh so calmly rational allegiance to a president is inherently liberal. Blind allegiance to whatever party you were assigned beats worrying about consequences. Straying ideals are news to those who think being a Republican means everything that follows properly limits federal authority. That’s as foolish as concluding labeling something in gold makes it classy. And what would our president know about that?
Those who got your votes will always disappoint you. It’s true no matter which party. That’s just what a Klan-hugging MAGA bigot or flag-punching Dumbocrat would say. It all depends on the context. Said context is always that your side is as biblically perfect as the other is full of satanic Nazi schemes. Check your tattoo before swinging your pillowcase full of doorknobs at another’s skull to ensure you’re not assaulting a teammate.