Take a look at the history of this country and you will see that friction has always been the engine of American progress. From the very start we have depended on argument. What we are going through right now is no different, except for maybe the shrillness of the people doing the arguing. I for one have faith that the end is not near. However, let's look at the players to try to make some sense of the noise.
The markets aren't panicking, but then again who cares? Wall Street is filled with whining spoiled brats and we have given them all far too much control of our future. We'll never have a strong economy as long as we cater to the profit needs of Wall Street. That's kind of like asking bean-counters to make art.
Nancy Pelosi is working hard to save the planet "as we know it" by making sure the evil Republicans don't get what they want. We have given Nancy's words far more respect than she has ever earned by her demonstrations of her intelligence have warranted.
Has anyone seen Barack Obama after the little hissy-fit he threw on national television the other night? I like that Jay Carney is actually delirious enough to think he can get away with saying the American people know more about Obama's plan than any other. In the 60s we would blame it on the acid, in the 70s and 80s it would be the coke, not sure about the 90s, but today it must be his boss's cologne.
Harry Reid is a jackass and I can't even stomach writing mean things about him.
John Boehner seems like a nice guy but the mistake he's making is he's trying to fix everything all at once and he's far too worried about being liked than he is in kicking ass and taking names. Plus, at the end of the day, he is only in charge of 1/3 of the Federal government, so quite frankly its the Senate and Executive branches who are at the wheel.
The MSM is out of control. All you need to do is watch Ann Curry try to motherhen that citadel of political gibberish Chuck Todd because he has been working so hard, to understand that it's really time to turn away from the lunatics who deliver the news to us.
The Tea Party has it right but they are bad politicians.
Welp, there you have it. Everyone is to blame for the nonsense that is cluttering up my summer. And that's a good thing (well minus the Wall Street binky-suckers and Ann Curry). Government is ugly, policy making is not for the faint of heart and course correction is best handled by those with a solid ideological footing. This is a big strong country with a long history of solving problems, even though the problem-solving process is often tough and fraught with stress.
Real leaders step up to the plate and confirm that they are in control of themselves with a firm grasp of the issues at hand. There are a few solid leaders in the mix right now and that's all it takes for common-sense to prevail.
After the manipulation of both sides runs its course we will find that our problems are being tended to. In the meantime, the rest of us need to start stirring the dead calm winds of political deadlock we have allowed our leaders to sail us into and get back to the business of living our lives.