We’re All Whackos!

And let’s not forget extremists! That is at least according to Sen. John McCain who thinks that civility and decorum in the Senate is much more important than adherence to the Constitution and an effective, fiscally responsible government. According to McCain, those who have the temerity to challenge the regimes overtures of drone strikes on Americans, on American soil, and filibustering a nomination is extreme, and his girlfriend Lindsey Graham has called the notion ridiculous and not worthy of an answer. Meanwhile, we learn that over 89.3 million people are no longer in the work force, up from 89 million just last January, however 296,000 non farm jobs were added, bringing the unemployment rate down to 7.7% which will be hailed as a great triumph by liberals everywhere. How we lose more people in the workforce than we add, and still have an unemployment rate tick down is beyond me. But the smoke and mirrors of this regime seem to never end.

Our current federal government is riddled with self interested, big government, career politicians who have lost all sense of responsible, Constitutional government, and seem much more interested in the weekend cocktail party than representing their constituents. We have BIG, BIG problems in this country folks, and we don’t have very many politicians interested in resolving them.

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16 thoughts on “We’re All Whackos!

  1. M. Noonan March 8, 2013 / 1:00 pm

    I guess great minds think alike!

  2. Retired Spook March 8, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    I guess great minds DO think alike. This is the 3rd time in a row that Cluster and I have posted at the same time. Sorry about that.

    I’d be surprised to see McCain and Graham survive another election cycle.

  3. Count d'Haricots (@Count_dHaricots) March 8, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    McCain’s an idiot. I’ve nothin’ else to say on that subject.

    As we’ve talked before, there are legitimate reasons for headcount reductions in the workforce; retirees are increasing as the Boomers reach their 60s; offset by the number of Boomers unable to retire due to the bad economy. There are also a large number of people leaving the workforce through migration. The BLS has some crazy calculation methods and one that changed was to not count persons relocating from an area or region (or state) to “look for work”. This is considered dropping out of the workforce until they are reassessed in the new region as newly looking for work.

    In the past these anomalies are transient and don’t continue to affect the numbers; think of 9-11 and a large number of people leaving New York because their jobs disappeared, and a large number coming to New York looking for construction opportunities. Same with New Orleans; the Mississippi floodplain. Think of transitioning from a wartime employment to peacetime and you see how these numbers need to be removed and replaced when they can be tallied with some degree of certitude.

    Having said all that, the constant and continual drop in labor force is disconcerting to say the least. It is frightening because it creates two vacuums; first the bulk of the drop are people going on government support, and second as the economy requires expansion in labor there are fewer workers to fill the void. Full employment under current economic models might be 96% – 97% of the workforce. The workers are unavailable as government support pays better.

    In other words; we’re all socialists now. Welcome to the Brave New (Obama) World.

    • neocon01 March 8, 2013 / 1:58 pm

      LOSER and mcLame = same same

  4. tiredoflibbs March 8, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    It is time for these establishment dinosaurs to retire!

    • neocon01 March 8, 2013 / 3:20 pm

      tired

      term limits and these D-bags would be mowing lawns for a living.

      • neocon01 March 8, 2013 / 3:54 pm

        Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is slamming Sen. John McCain for criticizing Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, saying it’s “sad” for someone who was once known as a maverick in Congress.

        “What I find sad about Sen. McCain’s recent comments both to Ted Cruz, when Ted Cruz was frankly raising legitimate questions [about Benghazi] and with Rand Paul, is, you know, when I first knew John McCain in the House — he was a maverick. In the Senate, for years, he was a maverick,” Gingrich said Thursday on Fox News.

        maverick? now he is a jackass

      • neocon01 March 8, 2013 / 5:04 pm

        LOL –yuuuup

      • tiredoflibbs March 8, 2013 / 10:41 pm

        The “maverick” needs to be put out to pasture.

      • tiredoflibbs March 8, 2013 / 10:44 pm

        Neo, career politicians couldn’t make it in the real world – the private sector. That is why most of them become politicians. Look at it, obAMATEUR never had a real job. His lack of experience is telling in every action and every decision he has made.

        In the real world, he would have been fired – he never would have made it past his probational period.

    • Retired Spook March 9, 2013 / 9:30 am

      Cluster,

      John Hawkins is one of my favorite TownHall writers. Great last couple sentences:

      Isn’t it better to be thought of as reasonable, moderate fellows who lose honorably while the country slides into oblivion than it is to actually strive for victory? John McCain and Lindsey Graham think so and it’s EXACTLY that kind of approach that has been causing the Republican Party to lose.

      • Cluster March 9, 2013 / 10:03 am

        Spook,

        I sense a seismic shift about to happen upon the GOP landscape. Keeping my fingers crossed that it happens.

      • Cluster March 9, 2013 / 10:04 am

        Oh and don’t you LOVE the description of Rand – “rakish scamp”!!

        LMAO!!!

        We’re all rakish scamps now!

      • neocon01 March 9, 2013 / 12:42 pm

        cluster

        see

        neocon01 March 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

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