It is patently obvious that House Republicans have taken leave of their senses. They have placed the nation in a dangerous economic posture over their refusal to fund “ObamaCare” which is a losing battle. Worse, they have allowed Democrats and the President to place them in a no-win situation by holding them accountable for any problems that may arise.
Last Saturday night, it was truly crazy at several Walmart stores. It seems the entire population of two Louisiana cities, Springhill and Mansfield, were at Walmart shopping on their “no limit” EBT card.
The fallout from the government shutdown debacle has been devastating to the Republican Party. Poll results show the party is viewed negatively by 70% of the American people. In addition, Congress has only a 5% approval rating, the lowest in history. While Democrats control the Senate and are also unpopular, the media has focused their blame for the shutdown on the Republican Party.
In an interview at a Habitat for Humanity event in Oakland, CA on Monday, former President Jimmy Carter lamented the current state of the nation’s economy.
Government shutdown: Trashy, disgusting, putrid and intolerable.
I could probably think of other words that describe what is going on in Washington DC and throughout the nation, but, these are the three that come to mind, for now.
The shutdown of the federal government is coming.
Only the makers of tanks and weaponry really like war. Oh, and of course the madmen who start them. Either it’s all about the big-bucks or the up-chucks. As Kendrew Lascelles said in his 1970 poem “The Box,” war’s like a “bouncy bumpy ball made up of flags and guns and all the tears and horror and the death that goes with war.”
How is it possible that Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, has become the voice of peace and reason in the world?
Today, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is giving the “Liberty Medal” to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The medal is awarded annually by the National Constitution Center. Previous winners have included Thurgood Marshall, Kofi Annan, and Bono, which indicates the organization tilts hard left.
As if Louisiana higher education isn’t already going through significant changes, along comes the idea by Pres. Barack Obama to dole out federal dollars to schools on the basis of presumed accountability measures that would impact further the state’s higher education delivery. The problem is these changes don’t reform higher education so much as they empower bigger government, and miss the point of true, beneficial change.