Our Government or Improv?


July 30, 2011 by themommahen

Senator Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat and the majority leader, scheduled a vote early Sunday morning to break the blockade, but House Republicans said that they planned to hold a symbolic vote on Saturday afternoon to reject the Senate plan pre-emptively.

A symbolic vote to reject the plan pre-emptively? Is it just me or does this sound like a Monty Python script?


2 thoughts on “Our Government or Improv?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh, no, not just you…what gets attention persuades…Tea Party activists have proven that they can get and sustain a nation’s attention…so, symbolic votes sustain ever more…it remains to be seen how suasable the American people are, however.

    Actually, I’ve been thinking of your blog entry on the Casey Anthony verdict, and why we should be careful where to put our attention…there are some analogs here.


  2. Larisa Spillman says:

    DocR, you are SO right. I marvel at the power we continue to give the media. They say they’re giving what the Americans want and Americans are saying they’re fed up. But yet we continue to watch and give our attention to whatever the media deems important. And the more channels and vehicles there are, the harder it is to find the truth, because whose truth is the truth? So real truth-searchers drown in information or turn away, while the rest continue under the spell of what “they” say we want to see, hear, read and watch. But the truth is, while we’re all saying that the people in elected positions need to be sent home, no one is demanding that the media change the lens or the filter. Oh what fun this would be to discuss in COM 101.

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