Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This Just In: "U.S. Senator" is a Euphemism for "Asshole"...

Have no fear: The Best-and-Brightest are on the job!

Here's proof:

"It appears that a museum owned by the people of the United States, celebrating the history of the United States, cannot find companies in this country employing American workers that are able to manufacture statues of our founding fathers, or our current president," Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats, said in a letter to the museum.

"That is pretty pathetic!" he exclaimed. "I was not aware that the collapse of our manufacturing base had gone that far."

Of course, Bernie will never admit that it is, in part, his fault that our manufacturing base has disappeared. Bernie, you see, if the only U.S. Senator with the balls to call himself a Socialist, although the original article goes through contortions not to spell that out. It is his, and his ideological fellow-traveler's fault that America doesn't make anything except Marlboros, Doritos, Pepsi and laxatives anymore; they've taxed manufacturing, in fact business of all kinds, within an inch of it's life topay for the Welfare State. It's saddled business with contradictory regulations with which they must comply that are so convoluted that on the one hand, artificial sweeteners are almost treated like controlled substances by the FDA, and on the other, the EPA likens them to toxic waste.

What's even more amazing is that Bernie apparently hasn't taken a trip to his local Wal-Mart (he wouldn't: only proles and animals, as Orwell would say, shop there, and besides, Wal-Mart is hostile to the labor unions that only priced American labor into international non-competitiveness, but which Bernie still loves so much). Had Bernie actually taken a stroll into the slums of the Big Box Stores, he would have noticed a lot of things -- especially all the Made in China, Made in Indonesia, Made in India and Made in Mexico stickers -- and perhaps had his epiphany when it might have made a fucking difference.

Do you think that Bernie, and his butt-buddies in the Democratic Moonbat Wing, now in possession of this depressing piece of information (i.e. that nothing except bad automobiles subsidized by the taxpayer, and breast implants covered by ObamaCare are made in this country) and repent of his past sins? Will Bernie and his cohorts change their tune about business?

Fuck no! Of course not. That would require them to advance policies which have stood in direct contravention of everything they've stood for for the last 50 years -- and make them look stupid in the process. It would also reveal a truth that Bernie and his ilk would rather the public remain ignorant of; the reason the American economy is in the shitter is because our elected officials put it there, and we let them.

And once that realization is made by even the dumbest amongst us, Bernie and his pals will be lucky to survive...perhaps even literally.

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