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Michel Martelly, bad-boy musician, is Haiti’s next president, according to preliminary results released Monday.
He called himself an outsider to Haiti’s corrupt political machine and when I met him at his home in December (see photo), he told me about how he would do things differently than all his predecessors — dictators and leftist priests alike. Sitting in the entertainment room of his Peguyville house, I thought: Wow. How can a musician lead Haiti out of all its woes? Earthquake, cholera, poverty, corruption, more poverty, more corruption.
Congratulations! Your insanity is only overshadowed by your stupidity — you are sending foxes to the Congressional henhouse.
Saturday the U.S. Senate voted on extending the Bush tax cuts for the Middle Class (or what is left of it) — and not extending them for families earning over $250,000. It took 60 votes to break the filibuster (only in America does 60% equal a majority).
Guess what? With 41 Republicans (and some Democrats including Joe “the Douchebag” Lieberman) — it did not pass.
So you think the election’s all over and you won’t have to hear the bullshit for another two months before the wailing begins for 2012. Nah, you don’t think that. You know that 2012 starts right now. In fact, it already started, back when Mitch McConnell said the Republicans’ primary goal for the next two years was making sure Barack Obama doesn’t get re-elected.
That’s a real “country first” attitude, ain’t it?
But hell, let’s get real. 2012 started on November 5, 2008, and the goal then, as it is now, was to do something about the black guy in the White House.
That and make sure their rich benefactors stayed that way. But an election for the real America? Depends on who you think that is.
The new line from some Republicans on this election is that a GOP victory is not a validation for Republicans (which it isn’t) but a repudiation of Democrats (which it is). But they’ve got one thing wrong. Jeb “Hey I wanna be president too” Bush says its cuz the Dems went too far — that they “overreached.”
But he’s wrong. They didn’t go far enough. And a bunch of you thought it was wise to punish them for not going far enough, so you’re staying home. And, as GW Bush was foisted upon us by Nader voters, the next two years of noxious Republicanism will be the fault of the non-voters.
But not completely. Not even close. There’s plenty of blame to go around. You non-voters can rest easy that you’re not solely responsible for the hearings and impeachment proceedings and the tax cuts for the rich and all that we’re getting, thanks to the Republicans getting more votes than the Democrats. But you do win the honor of being the worst of the bunch.