If a Tree Falls in the Forest and No One is Around to Hear it, Does It Matter Anymore?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for 8 hours straight yesterday, apparently on behalf of the so-called “Dreamers” and in hopes of getting Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to bring a straight-up vote on the matter (which would likely result in the proposed  DACA legislation being passed to save said Dreamers from possible deportation). 

Well, bully for Nancy.

But it’s all political theater, of course. A farce, to be sure.

Farce? Politics? You may think I am channeling the current White House occupant and the GOP that runs congress. But no way!

Pelosi? Schumer? Tom Perez? Dick Durbin? These are the major mouth pieces of the Democratic Party. They are all useless fossils, still drawing paychecks (that we the people bankroll via taxation) and sounding the now 15-month plus battle cry of RESIST; FIGHT BACK; STOP TRUMP!…

I know I’ve ranted on this before, but when Pelosi decides to “step up” and hold court for eight hours (and in high heels; and at age 77) I just have to roll my eyes and then continue working on my time machine (I just need one more part!: a  3rd generation, time-phased, redundant solinoid). When I finish it, I want to go back to the FDR era, when the Democratic party was actually an opposition party and Franklin was ripping the “economic royalists” that populated the GOP and conservatives back then new assholes in snark-driven speeches.  Today? What? The stomach-churning GOP economic royalists are not getting any new assholes ripped open on them. They may BE assholes, but they are immune from accountability and certainly bereft of any compassion or concern for we, them peoples.

FDR and his empowered denunciations of the venal and heartless GOP from 70-80 years ago are,  well, are gone bye bye some 70-80 years ago now. Today, we get the Clintons, Obama and the aftermath of the DNC’s limp-dicked 2016 “leadership” that has allowed congress to be totally controlled by the likes of Paul Ryan and a crazy cartoon character with access to nuclear launch codes. Paul could not care less if Nancy was STILL standing and invoking him (directly or indirectly) to do the right thing. Why should he? He doesn’t have to. He doesn’t want to. And he won’t. And there’s not a thing, nada, the dems can do about it but act indignant and posture themselves as nobly laboring to protect the “little people”. Like I said, political farce.

And Nancy knows it. And so does Schumer and the lot of the DNC has-beens. They systemmatically have been losing elections to the cretinous GOP for decades, from statehouses to now the White House, the House of Reps, the Senate, the judiciary and likely every local dog catcher.

Maybe Chuck Schumer will promise to roll a peanut down Pennsylvania Avenue with his nose if Ryan allows that straight-up vote for the Dreamers. Sure, but my guess is he’d be stupid enough to let Ryan set the rules for the tradeoff, that being that Chuckie has to roll that peanut for 5 blocks FIRST and THEN he’ll allow the vote. 

Now, where’s that goddam solinoid I desperately need?



About jharrin4

mass communication/speech instructor at College of DuPage and Triton College in suburban Chicago. Army veteran of the Viet Nam era.
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1 Response to If a Tree Falls in the Forest and No One is Around to Hear it, Does It Matter Anymore?

  1. Julie Samuels says:

    This made be laugh though the subject isn’t funny – it’s maddening….and laughable.


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