New Reality Heating Up

Well, readers. I’m back, and apparently with some new set of parameters to explain.

On the top of the list is the recent amount of petitions I’ve recieved during and after the shutdown. What the +House Republicans were thinking they could accomplish by shutting down the government is still outside my comprehension, as I’m sure it is with many of yours. Anyway, the resolution isn’t perfect, but if they try this same stunt early next year, when they have to recampaign for office (it’ll be the lead-up to the midterm in 2014), rest assured the +Republicans will take the biggest beating in their history. Then again, it happened to the Democrats at the end of the 1960s, and again at the beginning of the 1980s. I’m very sure the +GOP will bounce back and a more dynamic form, but it will be some time until the civil war between the liberal-moderate & conservative wings is over.

Another debacle I’ll give to everyone is the debt crisis (more like the manufactured crisis by the +Republicans upon the +Democrats to make them cough up +Obamacare). This was a losing strategy from the start, since the +House Democrats and +Senate Democrats, along with +Barack Obama, were not going to give that law up. If this kind of politics failed back in 1995-6, chances are it would fail again in 2013. In fact, in 1996, then-President, +William Jefferson Clinton, was re-elected dispite the fact that the +Republicans retained control of the newly elected 105th US Congress. I think that’s what’s going to happen this time in 2013-4, only without +Barack Obama being on the ballot, but the battle over who will have full, or partial control, of the 114th US Congress, which is on the ballot next year (2014 being a mid-term election).

I think it’s safe to conclude that whatever happens, the +House Republicans and +Senate GOP will come out weakened thanks to the intransigence of +The Tea Party.

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BART Strike #2

Hey all in the Bay Area, from talking to a transit worker handing out fliers warning riders that BART workers are about to go on strike for a month starting on Friday. I would strongly suggest taking a look at either one of these fliers or look on http://www.511.org/ for any additional information about how to plan your commute. This is something to commend the unions for as they’ve started their advisory campaign with ample time to prepare the rest of us.

An important update: I saw on the news that the unions negotiating with BART agreed to push back the strike threat’s deadline to Sunday at midnight. This is as reported by all Bay Area news channels.

Government Shutdown and its effects

I’ve been following this story for the past few days, and it just disgusts me to see how the +House Republicans and +Senate GOP think that by continually making excuses of why the government is shutdown will help them win this #PublicRelationsBattle with +The White House. It’s very clear to me that they have no shame about who they hurt: Military veterans trying to get services through the +U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, kids using the +Head Start Administration‘s program to enroll into preschool, etc. These examples are a few of the many different groups of Americans affected by the shutdown. I saw earlier on +Facebook, an article from +PoliticusUSA, that showed a recent war of words between +Barack Obama, via Jay Carney, and +John Boehner.
However, if I figured the lowest point was the refusal by the President and the Speaker to talk, I was completely off by a longshot. From reading a recent report on NBC News, the shut down has just taken a more horrid turn for the worse. It turns out Military families, until there’s either a continuing resolution or budget, just saw their 

Inequity Along With Drive To Make American Lives Impossible

Inequity Along With Drive To Make American Lives Impossible