Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Meet the old boss, same as the new boss (Part II)

This started out as a comment on Tony's blog, but I was impressing myself so much that I decided to post it here instead (take that Tony! Hah, really stuck it to ya. Yeah, there's more where that came from!).

Anyway, in Tony's post today he broke down the political masturbation that was the YearlyKos Konvention (ugh, I threw up a little in my mouth just typing that)
the progressive B.S. spouted by Hillary and Obama and all of the other Kool-Aid drinking lefty political bloggers was just too much for folks in KC to believe.
It seems displays like those of Clinton and Barack have (rightly) reinvigorated Tony's sense of jaded apathy toward national politics.
...our political system is completely corrupt and each new reformer only gets compromised and tarnished for their efforts which rarely elicit any significant change.
Whoa, what a flash of insight! Welcome to 20 years ago, Tony. I hate to say I told you so, but...

Just kidding man. Just bustin' your chops (no homo). But seriously, one of the things I find perversely comforting is that when it comes to politics in this country, you always know everyone is on the take.

Every eight years or so, there's a political El Nino in this country, where everyone suddenly realizes that the revolution has become the establishment. The reformers have become the corrupted. Suddenly, the members of the left or right teams are so shocked and appalled at the gall and temerity of the other team that "action must be taken. We can't allow this to continue."

So we get what we had last November, or 1996 or 2000 or whatever. Sure, it can be frustrating if you buy into the "team" concept of politics. But if you can look at the big picture and realize that aside from a few hundred billion dollars spent on the odd military action every few years nothing of consequence ever changes, well, there's a certain comfort in that.

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