NEW ERA, SAME GAMES
Posted by politicalpartypooper on January 22, 2009
President Obama has officially been at his new job for forty-eight hours. Almost half way to one hundred.
Let’s review how much help he has had. Republicans are willing to work with Obama, but only if he adopts Republican programs. Hmm. Is that a clever way of saying, “Barack! Come over to the dark side. Join us, and together, we’ll rule the galaxy!”
Democrats are saying, “No, no, no. We can’t possibly move forward until we’ve spent the next four years in Congress looking backward at the Bush Administration. We’ve got to know! We’ve got to prosecute if there’s something illegal that happened, and by george! We’re gonna take four years to do it!”
Congratulations, President Obama, and welcome to Kindergarten! Nap time is at 11:15, and we’ll be having milk and graham crackers at 1:00. Then, we’ll split the Republicans to one side of the room, and Democrats to the other, for a game of dodge ball. You get to be referee.
Seriously. Can Obama constitutionally fire these fuckers? Can he at least spend the next day drawing up warrants for high treason?
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Honestly, I cannot name a single congressperson who isn’t a traitor according to the above oath. It has to do with the “bear true faith and allegiance to the same” part. Bearing true faith and allegiance to the constitution means forsaking all other allegiances against it. In other words, any allegiance that is contrary to allegiance to the constitution is a broken oath of office.
At the very least, allegiance to either party constitutes a conflict of interest. Ask the question; Are you a Congressperson, or are you a Democrat? Are you a Senator, or are you a Republican? Just what does the constitution say about political parties? Absolutely nothing.
Yet somehow, the Republican and Democratic parties have the power of the constitution behind them when they are challenged in any particular state election. For example, in 2004, the Democrats, fearful of Ralph Nader, fought court battles to boot him off the ballot in Iowa and other states.
Now I ask you, how is it possible that a political party, never once even mentioned in our constitution, has the power to have someone booted off of a state’s ballot?
We can continue with the system as it is, and allow these two parties to dominate all government in this nation, or we can start obeying our oaths of office, and our constitution, and do what’s right; which would be to outlaw political parties in this nation.
The two parties have effectively stifled the growth, the maturity, and the evolution of this nation. And now, with a new President, and a new Congress, we have the two parties threatening to play the same, tired, immature old games.
I am truly sick of them.