Where are all the movers and shakers in D.C. when you need them and government is left to the worker bees that actually get things done. For starters, the gang of 535, known as Congress, is on vacation. And Barrack Hussein Obama? That should be an easy guess. On the golf course, of course.
Yep, when the earthquake hit the east coast, Tuesday afternoon, August 23, 2011, Obama was on the golf course at Martha’s Vineyard. There was a whole lot of shaking going on, but the political big wigs were out to lunch, out-of-town and B.O. was enjoying another round of golf. That’s nearing about 80 rounds of golf, since Obama has been in office.
For a nation that’s economically unsound, whose credit rating was downgraded, and is involved in wars and conflicts around the world, the annual August exit from our nation’s capital is unfathomable. Yet, that’s how business is conducted inside the beltway. Let’s not forget the millions of unemployed who don’t have the means to take a vacation, much less pay for a round of golf. The disconnect between the politicos and regular folks is a chasm wider than could be produced by any earthquake.
And try as he might, after thirty years Ron Paul is still mostly ignored by the media, and can’t seem to shake things up. The enthusiasm of his support base would send the needle on the Richter scale off the chart, but it can’t move the monuments erected in the name of establishment either left or right.
The only real movers and shakers appeared to be the Georgetown basketball team, who earlier lit it up with a bunch of Chinese basketball bums. Joe Biden should have taken a page out of their playbook and left the country, when the team did. Instead, Biden stayed long enough to keep kissing more Chinese rear end and in the process allowed himself more time to further stick his foot in his mouth.
The movers and shakers in D.C. still can’t seem to get their act together. The only exception is their uncanny propensity for taxing and spending and sending the nation’s debt to the stratosphere. Another trillion or so over budget every year appears to be meaningless. Then again, the folks making those decisions are the ones taking lengthy vacations and playing golf. Such is the life for the elitist establishment.
Unfortunately, the coming financial earthquake will make yesterday’s natural earthquake pale in comparison. The rumblings are deep and wide and no Helicopter Ben Bernanke speech, this week, will change a thing.
You can count on a financial earthquake shaking the nation to its core. And there won’t be any animals in the political zoo of Washington, D.C. to give warning. They’ll be off somewhere on vacation, or playing golf. As a fellow, by the name of Rowdy Yates, used to say, “Head em up and move em out.”