Madness. Our ongoing political dialogue is mired in madness.
It's one thing when Fox News and Rick Perry argue that Obama has engaged in a war against Christmas. It's quite another when CBS' 60 Minutes
makes Obama defend himself against charges of wanting to redistribute wealth.
In a sense, it's a fair cop: Over the past few years, wealth has indeed been shifted, from the have-nots to the haves. Obama has simply allowed the continuance of a trend that began with Reagan.
But that's not the charge against him. CBS actually seems to think that the money has gone the other way -- that Obama has robbed the deserving rich to feed the undeserving poor
. They want the president to defend himself on that score.
Just look around you: If wealth redistribution were, like, a thing
, then why aren't you and and I doing better? Wouldn't the pay gap between management and workers be shrinking instead of growing?
Half the country believes that Obama is a socialist, even though his government has handed out more pink slips than any other in modern memory. Even sillier: Fox News and a whole army of right-wing conspiracy wackos have actually convinced millions of people that the biggest problem facing us now is inflation
Inflation will be a serious issue when both your wages and the price of your home go up. Has that happened?
We have scads of serious problems, yet we continue to fight hallucinations.
I'm told that the military cooperated with the makers of Battle: Los Angeles
because films like that serve as a recruitment tool. Apparently, there are ill-educated kids in the audience who think that we may actually have to do battle against invading aliens.
Yeah. Right. We need to keep the military budget high because of the alien threat. Also, you never know when Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil or Chessie (the Chesapeake Bay monster) are going to get out of line. And the big problem with Obama is that he's a Marxist who has spent the past few years robbing the rich and paying the poor. He's part of the great Bolshevik conspiracy -- along with the Muppets.
This country has gone mad