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Return Of Idiot Nation

Just two short years ago there were signs that Idiot Nation was dying a slow death, and that the majority of Americans could actually grasp the simplest of notions.  The Village Idiot Presidency was overwhelmingly rejected, Barack Obama was elected to the White House, and the Democrats got solid control of the House and semi-control of the Senate.  Happy days were here again, at least for those of us with IQs higher than that of a rutabaga.  But alas, it now seems that was a total mis-reading of what was going on.  Or perhaps the elections of 2008 just woke up Idiot Nation, as evidenced by the brain-dead movement called the Tea Party.

So here we approach the mid-term elections, and all the pundits are predicting a massive Republican landslide victory.  Their platform?  Return to the policies of the Village Idiot Regime with huge tax-cuts for the rich, deregulation of corporations so they can continue stealing money from the middle class and destroying the environment and turning our democracy in to a system of corporate feudalism.  How can these politicians actually make the claims they are making with a straight face — that the best way to reduce the national deficit is to cut taxes on the rich and corporations?  Anyone with a fifth grade education should be able to see through that.  And yet, these pols are not only not being ridden out of town on a rail, they are actually posed to take over the Congress!

This is so painfully simple, folks.  If you are concerned about the deficit, you need to increase the amount of money you are taking in.  And the best way to do that is raise taxes on the people who can most afford it — the wealthy and the mega-corporations.  And if you are concerned about the deficit, the last thing you want to do is put the people back in power who are responsible for that deficit in the first place.  It couldn’t be any simpler.  And yet Idiot Nation just doesn’t get it.  We are truly fucked.