So... a bit of rambling before I begin posting today's Newsbites:
Was the Gowdy Benghazi hearing a total farce? Was it meant to be? Was Gowdy part of the "cast?" Was the entire exercise simply Kabuki Theatre?
As last week's House Speakership vote demonstrated, there aren't even really 30-40 actual "Tea Party conservatives" in the House. If memory serves, only nine Republicans failed to vote for Ryan.
So again... is Gowdy simply "one of them" who pretends to be "one of us?" Are we talking "wolf in sheep's clothing" when we speak of Gowdy? Remember folks... Gowdy supported Boehner just this past January... and Gowdy supported Ryan last week. What does that say about him?
These "ratings" that various groups do on our politicians based upon their voting records are in large part smoke and mirrors. Many of the votes the ratings are based upon are nothing more than "show" votes where "the fix" is already in.
Is Gowdy really as "conservative" as his voting record indicates? How do we "weight" his sincerity - by what he says or by how he votes? And back to his votes... which votes do we count as "real" in the sense that they matter - that they're not simply "show" votes where everyone in power knows what the predetermined outcome will be and therefore a certain number of Republicans (or Democrats; we're dealing with a two-sided coin after all) are "allowed" to vote against the Party line because the Party - strictly speaking - doesn't "need" their votes?
Again... we're back to the fact that Boehner WAS the Speaker and now Ryan is. We're back to the fact that McConnell has BEEN the Senate Majority Leader since January (and Minority Leader prior to that) and... STILL IS.
And... speaking again of last week... I once more ask: WHY did not Rand Paul - and Ted Cruz - stage a TRUE filibuster in a REAL effort to try and scuttle the latest "Porkubus" bill? (A two-year "Porkubus" bill at that!)
You know, folks, I've predicted all along that Hillary Rodham Clinton would never be the Democratic nominee for President.
I'm beginning to doubt myself on that one.
Oh... I'm not backing off... yet. The fact is that Obama doesn't want the Clintons back in power. I still suspect that Obama has a card or two left to play. (And, no, I'm not turning away from my "Gore hypothesis." It still makes sense to me.)
I'm depressed, folks. Oh... not in a clinical way. Nope. Just in the general sense of the word. This isn't "my" America anymore. The majority of "residents" aren't "my" Americans anymore. Frankly, not matter who the Democrats run and who the Republicans run, I look at demographic reality and find it almost impossible to believe that any Republican can win.
The country has gone off the rails. The inmates are running the asylum. The Sheeple seem bound and determined to assist with their own sheering.
Perhaps five or six people will read this little "ramble" of mine. Those of you who do - ask yourselves: Am I wrong? Consider your relatives... your friends... colleagues... and assuming you yourself are basically in agreement with me, ponder the question of how many of even "your" circle would 1) Have the faintest clue as to what I'm going on about; 2) Care; 3) Agree.
I fear we're past the point of no return.
And that's "Bill's Ramble of the Day."
Newsbites (i.e. EVIDENCE) supporting my contentions will be "deposited" within the Comments Section... as always.