Jim Wright Delivers Reality On The SCOTUS, 2016 And How We Got Here

This SCOTUS nomination obstructionism? The obviously broken Legislative Branch?

Yeah, about that: Democrats, liberals, progressives, undecideds and undeclared, EVERYBODY who stayed home and handed the House and Senate to extremist lunatics? Those people are just as much to blame for the mess we find ourselves in as the Republicans currently clogging up Congress like constipated turds in Mitch McConnell’s lower intestine.

Maybe more so.

This shouldn’t be a surprise. The Tea Party fanatics TOLD us what they intended. They intended to drown government in the bathtub. They intended to stymie the President, and, therefore, the will of the majority of Americans, at every turn. They fully intended to cut off their own noses if necessary in order to spite their own faces, they’d claw out their own eyes if that’s what it takes. They SAID so.

And liberals stayed home. They stayed home because they were “disappointed” with Obama. Boo hoo. We didn’t get everything we wanted. What’s the point?

And the extremists took first the House and then the Senate.

And so here we are.

And so here we are and the folks who are now throwing shit at each other are the same damned people who stayed home the last time and pretend like they aren’t part of the problem. Democrats who say they won’t vote if Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders isn’t the nominee? Those people are, right now, giving the non-functional GOP Legislature a thumbs up. Those people are giving a pass to Scalia’s empty chair. And when I say this same thing in various places on social media – as I just did on Twitter – there’s always at least one guy who moans, Why should I have to vote for the lesser of two evils instead of the guy I actually support and identify with? Why? It shouldn’t be that way!


You know what? Grow up. That’s life. There’s an endless list of things that shouldn’t be the way they are. We shouldn’t have hungry people in a nation that throws food away. We shouldn’t have sick people in a nation that spends 20% of its budget on its military. The only superpower in the world shouldn’t be arguing about whether or not it should educate its young. We shouldn’t have homeless people. We should have colonies on the moon and mars and be halfway to Alpha Centauri by now. We should have a legislature made up of reasoned adults who are willing to compromise for the good of not only the nation but the entire world. Should be? Don’t be a fucking child.

Welcome to reality.

If you’re getting everything you want, you’re not living in a democracy.

If you’re getting everything your way, you’re NOT living in a democracy.

Even under the best of circumstances, it’s NEVER going to be everything you want it to be.

But it’s the best you’re going to get.

If you want a better nation, be better citizens


The above was reprinted by permission. It was originally published on Facebook. The only changes made were for typographical errors. Courtesy Jim Wright and Stonekettle Station.

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About Jim Wright 47 Articles
Jim Wright is a retired US Navy Chief Warrant Officer and freelance writer. He lives in Alaska where he watches American politics in a perpetual state of amused disgust. He's been called the Tool of Satan, but he prefers to think of himself as the Devil's Designated Driver. He is the mind behind Stonekettle Station. You can email him at jim@stonekettle.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stonekettle, or you can join the boisterous bunch he hosts on Facebook at Facebook/Stonekettle. Remember to bring brownies and mind the white cat, he bites. Hard.

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