Saturday, April 3, 2010

Please explain it to me. Seriously.

It's been difficult lately to get my mind around all the crazy, stupid things going on in this country. It's been hard to even articulate why I'm upset, because I just don't get it.

Why is Sarah Palin still relevent? Don't her supporters realize that she QUIT her job and should not then be trusted with another? When she says something like, "How's that hopey-changey stuff workin' for ya?", don't people realize that what she's really saying is, "See? Republicans can prevent anything good from happening in this country, isn't that great!" How is stagnation and death a good thing?

Why is the media giving such a large amount of coverage to the Teabaggers? They're really not a very big group, numbers-wise, but the disproportionate amount of screen time they get is making people believe the "movement" is bigger than it is.

Speaking of that, why has only John Stewart called out Fox News about their blatant lies about what's going on? They used a picture from a gathering from years ago and labeled it as a current event. Why wasn't THIS a bigger story?

How have the Republicans managed to convince so many people that they really don't want health care? I know people can be easily led, but come on! These are basic human needs that people are being convinced they don't have a right to have.

I have lots smaller things that infuriate me, but I'm starting to sound like Andy Rooney.

Seriously, if anyone has an explanation for any of this, let me know.

1 comment:

  1. You got me. I'm wondering the exact same thing.

    How so many people can cheer on ignorance, and corporate domination of the political debate, and support denying other Americans even basic health care support, makes no sense to me. There's an ugliness and meanness to it that's not only un-American but inhuman.

    At some level, I think it's still fear after 9/11. The Bush Administration pushed and pushed the fear and the Republicans are still doing it. And when you're afraid, you're not rational.

    Anyway, I don't know what it's going to take to stop all the nonsense, but I hope it happens soon.