I tried explaining to my apolitical mother…

December 9, 2012
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That the President of the United States may order two trillion-dollar platinum coins to be minted, so he could spend that money. Or simply refuse to collect the higher taxes if we went over the fiscal “cliff”. And my apolitical mother ended up literally ROTFLOL. I wish I’d taken a picture.

Forget decades; we might be Greece in four years – a huge joke with unfunny consequences.

6 Responses to I tried explaining to my apolitical mother…

  1. Joe Biden on December 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Gingrich: Today’s GOP ‘incapable of competing’ against 2016 Clinton bid

    “If their competitor in ’16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably, a still relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl. And the Republican Party today is incapable of competing at that level,” Gingrich said.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/09/gingrich-todays-gop-incapable-of-competing-against-2016-clinton-bid/

    • Dr. Dog on December 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      First of all the presumption is that the Republican Party will even be around in 2016. I have talked to too many acquaintances about the party in 2012 and the refrain I get from way too many is — “No more”. The base has had it with them. Be there a viable alternative arise, the GOP will be gone just like the Whigs.

      2014 is going to be a pivotal year for the GOP. If they cannot field candidates at the Senate level to gain control of the Senate their demise be written. The Base will be ripe to turn to an independent with the proper credentials. No use hanging around a party that is incapable of winning elections for that is the sole purpose of such entities.

      • Earl on December 10, 2012 at 6:27 am

        Hey Doc, all that viable alternative talk is just re-arranging the proverbial deck chairs so to speak. The Marxists understand human nature and have used it over the years to build an electorate that will keep them in power. They have realized that giving away other peoples money and hatred of “the rich” is extremely popular and a winning policy. Once their parasitic base reached 51% they can simply vote to take more and more away from the makers. You only have to look to nature to understand parasitism. Parasites will continue to feed off the host until it dies; this is true of economic as well as organic parasites. A full coalition of traditional right of center groups would be hard pressed to win a national election in this demographic, no less a splintered third party. You can express your frustration and talk about viable alternatives, but the mistake you make is thinking those alternatives are viable in the first place.

        • artist on December 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

          yep.

          Waiting on Texas.

  2. ken_phd on December 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Earl:

    I think it’s a bit premature to state what politics the future will bring. That’s what makes the future so interesting. It would be a little boring if we all knew what would happen, no?

    Here’s a forecast for you to chew on.

    A fiscal disaster is looming. No doubt about that. We are sitting on a time bomb. Neither the Repubs or the Dems have a clue what to do………so they will do nothing and blame each other. When the catastrophy finally hits (as it must), the currency will become worthless in value. It will happen very quickly fueled by rioting mobs of “entitled” citizens who have currency that won’t buy anything. The leaders of the government will blame the banks, or the Jews, or a minority party or the general populace for the debacle. Bank customers will be limited in accessing their assets, borders will be closed for those trying to leave, suspicious citizens will be arrested and detained because of perceived subversive ideas. Sides will be chosen.

    What makes the whole scenario a bit unsettling is that the whole US population is armed to the teeth. It could make the Civil War look like a walk in the park.

    • Earl on December 12, 2012 at 6:25 am

      See: Weimar Germany and the rise of the Third Reich. The seeds sewn by economic chaos grow into malignancies.

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