So the kabuki theater in Washington is over, and, as usual, we’re screwed. Not as screwed as we could have been — the majority of the screwing isn’t going to happen until after Obama is re-elected (and yes, he just insured he’s going to be re-elected — keep reading) — but we’re screwed.
Another blogger mentioned that the Senate is “irrelevant” right now because of the Teabagger majority in the House. But really, the whole kabuki theatre is irrelevant. The grifters are running the show now, and puppeting the pols who pretend to govern while the grifters run wild. The only reason one of the grifters doesn’t pronounce himself as emperor is because the illusion of democracy keeps the proles happy. But the end result is what the grifters want it to be — easy money for them, hard times for the rest of us. Because they own the politicians, including the President. They own them lock, stock, and million-dollar contract barrel.
Thing is, the majority of Americans actually *believe* the scam, and keep voting for the same puppets over and over again — every single one of the bastards actually got elected, usually by a large majority. And if you tell them that they’re being scammed, it’s just like trying to deal with any other victim of a con — they insist “no no, maybe those *others* are corrupt, but this nice young man couldn’t *possibly* be, you must be mistaken.”
They say the hardest thing about prosecuting cons is getting the victim of the con job to testify against the con-man … and that’s for ordinary con-men, ones who don’t have their own media outlets proudly pumping the con. But this con has heavy media behind it pumping the con. To repeat a favorite(?) phrase of one of my fellow bloggers: WASF.
This post originally appeared at Badtux the Snarky Penguin.