Sunday, July 4, 2010
Nugent's recent comment that we have "a clueless, rookie president hellbent on spending like a maniac as unprecedented debt piles up all around him" is hypocrisy in the extreme. Where was Nugent when George W. Bush was spending like a drunken sailor, or when the economy crashed with Bush at the helm?
And to think I wasted my hard-earned money on a few of his albums, not to mention one forgettable concert.
There are some days I don't even listen to the news because it seems to be much of the same, day after day. I'm not referring to the oil spill, but to the ongoing and tiresome divisiveness between political parties.
Here are some little treasures that caught my eye this morning:
- Utah radio station drops Hannity from its lineup, possibly for being uncivil.
- Hoekstra skips unemployment extension vote for country club fundraiser, even as unemployment sits at 13.6%.
- 17 senators from states with double-digit jobless rates repeatedly vote to filibuster unemployment benefits.
And is this any surprise?
He joins illustrious company with Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Warren Harding and Andrew Johnson, who round out the bottom five.
However, the topper last week came from the typically verbose and scarily irrational Rush Limbaugh: "We are now governed by people who do not like the country; our greatest threat is internal." He is also convinced President Obama has no intention of growing private sector jobs because it's "payback" time for years of racial injustice in America.
His babble is suggestive of the Republican mindset. The worst part is people actually listen to him, and believe what he says to be gospel.
I hope to see the day when the GOP has rational representation, although such an event is highly doubtful.