Friday, February 05, 2010

Negative Discourse

The expand on my earlier post, the President is asked what he's going to do about the deficit and the first thing he does is not to provide any kind of answer to the question, but rather spout rhetoric to blame it on the Republicans. My issue is not with the deficit, with cutting it, or not cutting it, or deepening it, but with the knee-jerk reaction to blame and/or bash the "other guy" with every opening of the politician's mouth.

The "blame the other guy" discourse is getting really old, and both sides are doing it. One side accuses the other of being "nazis" and "socialists," and the best response that we get is that the others are the "the party of no" and that "well, we're better than the other guys."

Undoubedly Tuberculosis is worse than Swine Flu, too, but that doesn't mean that I want to get the Swine Flu. You people are giving me a ballot where the only vote I want to cast is "none of the above."

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