I have always found it amusing whenever spin doctors begin wagging the dog in favor of their ideological beliefs.
However after a top Republican official, Reince Priebus, sparked a political uproar on Sunday by comparing President Barack Obama to disgraced Italian ship captain Francesco Schettino it got even more amusing. And sadder!
You know, I have remarked a number of times already that the GOP was in danger of making themselves irrelevant. Much of my reasoning has been based on the observation that the GOP has been engaged in a very dangerous game of obstructionism from the moment and the hour Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States. Sadly, that obstructionism has denied each and every American their right to have a functioning government consistent with the ideals of We The People in mind.
Exactly how seemingly intelligent people cannot comprehend that good governance requires diplomacy and compromise has always been beyond me, but as it stands right now, the GOP has done more damage than good in their efforts to convince everyday people that they are somehow a better than the alternative.
At the same token, though, the Democrats haven't shown that are willing to stay above the fray either.
If I have said it once, I've said it a thousand times already - both sides of the political aisle are abysmal when it comes to doing what is right for the majority of the American People. Both sides have been controlled by special interests and lobbyists - so let's not kid ourselves here. Government policy, at every level, has very little to do with making life for everyday people better as opposed to making life for the privileged better.
I, for one, do not take lightly the notion that what we have in America today is indeed considered Class Warfare - but like it or not - it is what it is! And the reason for this falls squarely upon the lack of ethics exhibited by politicians who have conspired and allowed our political system to become the dysfunctional bureaucratic mess it has become.
The way I see it -
all politicians bear a resemblance to Francesco Schettino!