It’s been a while.  Looking back, I see my last post was about this time in 2009.  I know I have a few readers, and some of you have stuck with me in that time, so I apologize for not maintaining the appearance of keeping up with current events.  The truth is, I was so swept up in those events that I had no time to comment on them.

I’ve been busy.  Took my tax return from 2008 and used the money to pack up and move across country to go back to college.  Because, you know, in America, 21 years of active duty military experience counts for shit these days.  “Support the Troops” is nothing more than a bumper sticker.

Thank God for the new G.I. Bill.  It’s what’s keeping me in school, and what’s keeping food on the table.

But enough about me, what about the country?  President Obama has had two years to clean up the mess the Republicans spent eight years creating, and so far he hasn’t done much.  Why aren’t things better?

Of course, I’m being sarcastic.  The Republicans didn’t spend just eight years creating this mess, they spent the better part of the past 30.  This disaster has its roots in the Reagan administration, when that half-wit went on his union-busting crime spree and began to dismantle the fabric of the American middle class.  The collapse of the housing market in 2007 was just the final stroke.  This mess has been thirty years in the making.  It’s gonna take a lot longer than that to clean it up.

Elephants leave huge piles of shit everywhere they go.

With the new year approaching, and a new crop of Republican country-wreckers about to take over Congress, I thought it was time to start blogging again.  Call it my late Christmas gift.  And to celebrate the momentous occasion, I’d like to give them another one.

No mercy.

That’s what they deserve most.  If conditions don’t improve right away, hammer the bastards.  Question their motives.  Question their abilities.  Question their right to lead.  And never, ever let up.  They got us into this mess, they’re in charge now, so give ’em both barrels.

And when they fail, don’t hesitate to pull the trigger.

Happy Fucking New Year, Republicans.  Good luck.

  1. mcoville says:

    It would be great if there were the republicans in charge of congress, but the fact is that the DNC still has control of the senate and the White House.

    Glad to see you are preparing to hide the failures of the Dems behind the GOP majority in the house.

    If the republicans make no improvements and only keep the government from infringing on more of my inalienable rights over the next two years I will count that as a victory. We can worry about making improvements after the 2012 election and the complete GOP take over.

    From one fellow veteran to another I wish you a Happy New Year and I pray you are blessed in your pursuit of education as you try to improve your life. I did it without the GI Bill and I can tell you that it is worth the struggles. There is nothing like improving your life and knowing that you did it on your own.

    • Afrit007 says:

      Thank you very much for the well-wishes. I’m enjoying my education more than anything in the past four years, and hope it leads to a better life for my family in the next few years.

      I am not, as you say, attempting to whitewash the failures of the Democrats behind the incoming GOP. The failures of the Republicans are myriad and epic, and have their origins in the 1980’s when deregulation and outsourcing first began to take hold. Since then, middle and lower class wages have been stagnant while wealth has steadily become concentrated at the top. The last time this country saw such a massive disparity in wealth distribution was the 1920’s – and look what happened then. It took a Democrat president and Democratic fiscal policies to pull the country out of the ruins the Republicans left it in. Sadly, we’ve forgotten the lessons of history and once again allowed the wrecking crew to take over the construction yard.

      Hopefully we’ll correct the error in 2012. I don’t believe the GOP will fix anything, and in fact will only make the problems worse, with their misguided policies. The facts of history speak for themselves.