So, which of you good readers know, without looking it up, the 17th amendment? No, don’t worry, I won’t expect everyone to know every amendment, I was just wondering. And so you won’t have to look it up, here it is:
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
Yes, that’s the first part of it, but it’s the part I’d like to comment on today. And my comment?
I’m sure most people today don’t understand the process that made the election of Senators direct — but look at how it effects government today. The US Senate, primarily, passes laws that spend money (other people’s money). And in a large number of those cases, they direct states to spend money — not caring if the states actually have any money. And this gives the governments in the states the ability to say, “Gee, sorry working people, we HAVE to raise taxes to pay for this program we’re required to have.”
That could change if the Senators then had to head home and answer to the legislators who elected them. No, it wouldn’t be a perfect system, but it would be better than what we have now. Currently, US Senators are rich bodies who fill seats for the national parties and large special interest groups (businesses, unions, etc.). No Senator really gives a damn about anything that happens to people in their own state. This can be seen, obviously, if one cares to look. Take a look at Alaska, where everyone assumed that the political royalty would just stay elected (Murkowski). Then, when something happened and she didn’t win, suddenly the National Democrat Party was interested in the Senate election in Alaska. Not one person in the National Democrat Party cares about a thing in Alaska — but now that they perceive that they have a chance to get a seat from Alaska, they’re interested. And the Republican Party, after seeing their anointed lose, refuse to do anything about it (see: Republican Party doesn’t remove now ex-Republican Murkowski from any leadership positions). Again, they’re more interested in the warm body that they can claim as their own.
I wonder if enough Tea Party candidates win, if this amendment would have a chance of being removed.
Stevie Wonder Could Have Seen This Coming
Janeane Garofalo, the skank dirtball who is allergic to bathing, has weighed in with her assessment of the people who attended the peaceful Tea Party protests which were grass roots and driven from the bottom up, unlike the George Soros flash protests of the left (yeah Meathead, I know what you wrote). According to this Franken like comedian (as in NOT funny) the protests were driven by racial hatred by a bunch of white people who can’t stand having a black man (actually a HALF black man) as president.
“Let’s be very honest about what this is about. This is not about bashing Democrats. It’s not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea party was about. They don’t know their history at all. It’s about hating a black man in the White House,” she said on MSNBC’s “The Countdown” with Keith Olbermann Thursday evening. “This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that.” Washington Times
There is a way around this mindless prattle and that is by listening to the truth. Skank insults the intelligence of every person (estimated at about 300,000) by saying they had no idea what the first Boston Tea Party was about. The last thing anyone needs is a moron like Garofalo trying to teach them.
The Tea Parties were not about racism and they were not totally about Resident Obama. They were about the out of control spending and waste of tax dollars by our government. This includes George Bush and most members of Congress regardless of party. People like Garofalo need to keep telling these lies in order to protect the sainted Won. It is a slap in the face to him because he was supposed to be the Won who would calm the seas, bring us together and make the world a better place. It is not good for there to be so much discontent when the sainted Won is in office.
Garofalo also took aim at Fox News which is strange because she was on the payroll of Fox when she appeared in the hit series 24. I like her character in the show. She is obviously liberal and demonstrates how they act by opposing a legally questionable thing until the person asking says she needs to do it to feel better and atone for an earlier mistake. Just like a lib, “if it makes you feel good then it is OK.”
Anyway, Garofalo was on the Keith Olberdouche show so that means she is getting more exposure from blogs than she did on the show because hardly anyone watches it.
As for her assertions, I take them with a grain of salt. I stated long ago that no matter what was done if it was seen as opposition to the Won (even though the Tea Parties were opposition to oppressive government) then it would be labeled racist. If someone opposes redistribution of wealth, racist. If someone opposes tax increases or out of control spending, racist. If someone, well, you get the picture.
This is not surprising coming from Garofalo. She is a skank, or as Cleveland on Family Guy might say; “oh, that’s just nasty.”
Isn’t it strange that the MSM and all the libs will run around like their heads are on fire and their a$$e$ are catching because they feel conservative talk show hosts might incite violence but they give a pass to people like this (especially Olberdouche) who routinely say things that could cause hatred and violence. How many people who believe the whole racist redneck tag will resort to violence because of it? I am not saying the talk hosts should be blamed because I have said quite often that people are responsible for their own actions but does anyone else see the hypocrisy?
As for intelligence and all the insults about conservative brains, look who is saying it. Garofalo could not pour water out of a bucket if the directions were written on the bottom.
I hope they whack her character in 24. It would be fun to watch her die a horrible death (but only in the show).
I know Olberdouche and the others at PMSNBC don’t have very high ratings. I would not have known about this were it not for Amanda Carpenter and Shari Elliker because I do not watch that network. It seems to me that it is the place where morons go to watch equally moronic people drool all over themselves.