Thinking of Voting Donkey?

Might as well send a check straight to Hugo Chavez:

The House passed the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008 on a vote of 236 to 182. Senate Democratic leaders have indicated they would fast-track the bill to try to avoid a Republican filibuster…”It actually carves out tax breaks for Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez – courtesy of American taxpayers,” said Boehner. “This is unacceptable, and the Democratic leadership is irresponsible for bringing the bill to the House floor.”

All of this, of course, while raising taxes on the domestic oil industry. Those brilliant Democrats in congress, as some kind of moronic punishment, are taxing US Oil Companies because of our recent high gas prices. I suppose it would make sense if youre an idiot, but we all know that the oil companies will just pass along those tax costs to the consumer.

8 thoughts on “Thinking of Voting Donkey?”

  1. Val, tal parece que tendremos que quedarnos con el viejito como opcion. Ojala no se nos muera antes de Noviembre. Definitivamente tiene que buscar un Vice Joven just in case..Obama will fade con el tiempo, aunque sacara de carrera a Hilary

  2. OMD! Que estarán fumando por Washington?
    Needless to say, I have a titan’s mission this November when I got to freely vote for the first time in my life… well, it’s not that complicated I guess…

  3. Since when did we think our elected congress people have much intelligence? I hate to sound so cynical, but I’ve become convinced that most of our elected representatives are definitely not there to represent we the people but to enrich themselves and live out their privileged lives as far from our prying eyes as possible. The only time we ever see them is when they’re out campaigning for re-election.

  4. Elena, the founding fathers knew that would be the case. They had no illusions that people seeking positions of power would always or even most of the time behave as angels out for the good of humanity — they had too much experience with England’s Parliament to think otherwise.

    At the heart of the American Constitution is a sort of benevolent cynicism about human nature, in which “competing ambitions are pitted against each other”. Which is to say they wrote it in such a way to guarantee that all the inhabitants of Washington spend most of their time, money and energy punching each other out publicly rather than plotting together in secret. Sheer brilliance…

    Don’t look among pols for altruists or messiahs, even though some can be found in DC. Just vote for the party/candidate that disappoints you the least.

  5. Won’t be no donkey voting here in my house.
    The talking heads (Hannity, et al) seem to think that Republicans should want Obama to get the nomination so that he can be trounced in the general election. I’m not sure if that will be the case but at this point I’m starting to think that with his socialist leanings that Obama would be the worst of the two.
    Interestingly, when I spoke to a relative who lives in Peru about the elections last week (he used to be a diplomat there for the US embassy and follows US politics) he said “You cannot vote for Obama. He is a communist.” It’s scary when a foreigner sees that. I don’t know if I’d go that far but I do think he is getting scarier.

  6. Claudia, I totally agree with your friend from Peru. I think you don’t need to be a diplomat –not even having an university degree, to see that Obama is WAY too much socialist, al menos para mi gusto.

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