2011/10/10

Eeyore Goes to Washington

I've been following the motley crew of misfits vying for the Republican leadership.   While almost all of them have significant achievements in their lives, I can't believe this is the best America has to offer for leadership of the right wing party. 


The followers of the Teapublithugs (as I refer to them) change their preferences for leadership more often than I change my underwear.  If you missed the news for two days you probably missed the rise and fall of another contender.


It is entertaining, but extremely unhelpful to Americans and the rest of the world, to see the American public splinter into various segments and castigate each other over differences that have no significance in the real world.  The animosity peaks during election campaigns which is   . . .  always.  America's problems are so numerous and complex that no political party or leader can have any significant effect on them.


If Shakespeare were a political commentator I think he would have reserved his following quote for American politican posturing (by either party):
It is a tale told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury,
signifying nothing.
I understand the symbol of the Teapublithugs is the elephant, and that of the Dummycrats is the donkey, but perhaps the symbols were chosen incorrectly. 


Watch the video below and see if you can detect a significant difference in content between the last 10 seconds, and that which precedes.
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I don't hear it either. 


"Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"

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