Debbie, You Ignorant Slut! It’s Traditional

Really, I’m not taking sides on the spat Rep Allen West and  Rep Debbie Wasserman-hyphen-Schultz.  They’re both big kids, and I think a little trading of ad-hominem is exactly what we need, especially when one side uses it as their argument on a regular basis.

(as for the title, it just made me laugh my ass off, so I had to go with the old Point-Counterpoint standby, for which I have included a shitty video (since the NBC numnuts disable embedding and chase copyright endlessly for some stupid reason))

The problem with politics is that prevarication is prominent.  As is shading, flip-flopping, half-truthing, bullshitting, lying, and lying like a motherfucker.  And this inability to be clear in what they say and what they mean extends to the intentionally confusing language of every bill.  Add in crap like baseline budgeting, and it’s no wonder it takes a week to sort through any budget plan tome, and only after that do we discover what the half-truths, assumptions, and distortions are.

In some ways, this little spat, with West calling W-hyphen-S out for a perceived slight when he wasn’t on the floor and W-hyphen-S going ballistic because he was plainspoken in his retort, is refreshing. Two people are saying what they actually think for once.

Of course, when it extends to politics in general and political ads in general, it can get ridiculous.  Of course, it’s never really been reasonable:

So I say we need a good verbal battle royal on the both the  House and Senate floors.  It would be better than what they’re doing now, and surely more entertaining.

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