Everywhere you turn you hear the word “sequester” and “sequestration.” Seques-frustration is more like it–or sequeserbation. Below is the technical definition of ‘sequestration’ which I doubt will clear up the matter but it does suggest a solution. Congress needs to merely reapply the definition of the word sequestration by sequestering the entire Republican Party to a lunatic assylum.
se·ques·ter (s-kwstr) v. se·ques·tered, se·ques·ter·ing, se·ques·ters
1. To cause to withdraw into seclusion.
2. To remove or set apart; segregate. See Synonym: Isolate.
In terms of our own lives, sequestration means the Republican Party is willing to hurl the American economic recovery into paralysis–or worse–regression, by cutting spending while blindfolded and wielding a chainsaw. The GOP is doing so in the hopes that voters will actually be gullible enough to believe it’s all the black guy’s fault. Granted, the White House made a flawed calculation that the House Republicans would actually cave and embrace the concept that fairness and sanity are always the best path to follow. But the GOP knuckleheads don’t care if the poor, the sick and the elderly are harmed. They don’t care if the veterans they sent off to war are left neglected. They don’t care if educational programs are cut. They don’t care if vital government services and related industries are forced to layoff people–who then can’t afford to buy goods and services down the line which are all vital to our recovery as a nation. The Republican Party is very quick to vote to fund wars and other morally bankrupt ideas, but very slow to come forward and honor those commitments when it comes to paying for them. The best way to avert the ‘sequester’ is to say “‘POOF’ and be gone damned sequester.” It’s a manufactured crisis threatening self-inflicted national wounds.
Eric Canor doesn’t care if the nation swirls down the toilet. He’s delighted that sequestration might be a chance to make Barack Obama look bad in the eyes of people incapable of reading or speaking in whole sentences, let alone grasping rational thinkng—but Cantor’s real secret agenda is to see John Boehner fail so that HE, the almighty egotistical Eric Cantor can personally rise politically and become the next Speaker of the House. Virginia Representative Cantor is all about personal ambition. The rest of the world be damned. To Eric Cantor sequestration is a tool. News flash: Eric Cantor is a “tool.”
The Senate has remained in Democratic hands, and while Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid has the unique gift of being able to simultaneously disappoint every conceivable political political viewpoint, what keeps his career alive, is Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, who is by far and away a worse alternative by a long shot. One would prefer to see a Kardashian running the senate than see McConnell in charge. Harry Reid at heart actually cares about the best interests of the American people. But Mitch McConnell doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anything but himself. He hasn’t yet embraced the reality that like all other humans and subhumans, he won’t live forever, and he won’t get to take all his accumulated toys with him when he’s called home to his satanic maker. McConnell believes that if Americans face a setback in our Republican inflicted economic recession, they will get away with blaming it on Obama. So sequester borne famine spells personal success for Mitch McConnell, hoping it will one day sweep him into power, and he’ll be given Harry Reid’s job. McConnell up for reelection by the way. So if you live in Kentucky, vote for Ashley Judd in the primary, if for no other reason than she’s appreciably easier to look at than Mitch McConnell–but then again so is a dissected frog. (No offense Ashley, you’re a knockout and hopefully a shoe-in.)
Paul Ryan is willing to see the nation face a fiscal sequester, because Ryan’s strong suit is anything but math. He was schooled in the “new math” which is defined by making-up whatever equation best suits your end goal then batting your doe eyes, and hoping no one remembers that you’re nothing more than the male version of Sarah Palin. Paul Ryan “rushed” his political ambitions by jumping onto Mitt Romney’s sinking ship-. Now he’s jumping onto the sinking ship of sequestration. It’s as if he’s magnetically drawn to failure.
The new face of evil championing the sequester is Texass Representative Ted Cruz, who is keeping the spirit of McCarthyism alive by filibustering everything including bathroom privileges because he doesn’t personally require them. He’s constipated and damned proud of it. He’s also a Pee Tardy PeeRublican, which is a backassward way of saying he represents an alternative universe and not the State of Texas. Cruz represents the State of Confusion. He’s incapable of saying anything that isn’t loaded with unfounded innuendo. He can’t connect dots, so he assumes no one else can either. Cruz said “I made promises to the people of Texas that I would come to Washington to shake up the status quo, to fight for conservative principles and to lead a concerted and meaningful effort to end the unsustainable spending, deficits and debt that have been propagated, unfortunately, by members of both parties.” Agreed, but those cuts need to be targeted and focused. It’s not a blindfolded game of ‘pin the tail on the donkey.’
All of the aforementioned Republicans are fond of the phrase “kick the can down the road.” All politicians like that line. But there is no published plan coming from any of the Republicans on how to reduce the deficit, but they insist that the president doesn’t have one either, but he does. They may not like his plan, but he has one, and it’s published. Here’s the link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ – Follow any of the options for the sequester or deficit reduction.