Posts Tagged ‘Budget’

Judd Gregg is a moron or How to be a Hypocrite Without Really Trying

In Politics and Other Nonsense on February 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm
Hi. Im Judd Gregg and I choose to ignore the previous 8 years.

Hi. I'm Judd Gregg and I choose to ignore the previous 8 years.

I would not call myself a democrat. I don’t really belong in that category, but usually end up there by default. I don’t like being labeled, but I imagine that most would label me as rabidly left. I don’t think that would be entirely accurate, but it wouldn’t be entirely inaccurate either.

So lately I’ve been trying very hard to understand all this partisan bullshit. I’ve been making a real effort to try and understand “the right.” I think our government is broken. I think this two party system is crap. I’m trying to understand why people are Republicans and I’ve been very genuine about it. I’ve tried exploring their concepts and philosophies and attempted to imagine what it could be like to hold those “values.”

However, I’ve found that it’s very hard to understand something that contains no logical reasoning, has no clear throughline, and flip flops depending on the direction of the wind that day.

Today I got angry. Angry that “fiscal conservatives” are all of a sudden promoting fiscal responsibility after eight long years of spend, spend, spend. Judd Gregg was talking about “bankrupting our federal government” and how we’re building the debt so that our children will not be able to afford it here and they will have a poor quality of life.

What I found to be absolutely hilarious was the fact that this should have been put forth by fiscal conservatives during the Bush war spending spree. This “bankrupting” of the American people is not on Obama’s head, it’s on their own heads. Why is it ok to bankrupt us in order to kill (war), but not ok to bankrupt us in order to preserve (healthcare)?

I’m going to continue my quest to try and understand how conservatives can be so incredibly hypocritical. Maybe I’m just missing something, but I doubt it. However, I do not want to dismiss 50% of the country. I just wish that there were smart conservatives to talk to about these issues. I cannot believe that people like Judd Gregg have jobs. He said so many things to promote a polarizing, fear mongering, divisive agenda that was clearly skewed, misguided and inaccurate at best. At worst? Actively hypocritical and ignorant of truth.

I don’t know what’s better: He knows that he’s bending the truth in order to gain support and divide the people or he actually believes what he says and is not capable of seeing the hypocrisy.

One is rather evil, really. And the other means he does not have the brains to be a politician who makes decisions on behalf of his constituency.

The latter would pretty much be on par for our government officials. I lost a lot of respect for our little democracy when Bush was in office. I shouldn’t be smarter than our President. I’d like it if people making decisions on behalf of our nation were more educated and knowledgeable than most of the population. I mean, we put all this responsibility on them because they’re supposed to be able to do that job better than the average citizen.

And yet, fiscal conservatives are crying about our debt AFTER they racked it up. And voted to do so. Just because they don’t like their new boss.

Fuck off, Judd Gregg. Fuck off.

P.S. Clinton handed GDub a surplus. This crazy ass debt we have did not happen by accident or overnight. Judd Gregg, you are aware of this, right? Ok. Just checking.