I have to say that I didn’t make that title up, but I feel that it encompassed so much of what I feel about the Conservative right or the right in general that I had to use it.
Each time you hear the political bullshit from that side of the political sphere I want to wretch. The smugness that I saw from day one of Thatcher and from those who followed in her footsteps, including Tony Blair and Gordon Brown – well it makes me want to vomit that those who called themselves left can piss in the same pot as the aforementioned Iron Lady.
You have to look at Cheney’s interview on CNN to even begin to empathise.
All that they did, and all that they have left will not be realised in the US for decades to come – that is the fear I have for those who live there. Obama may, and I am sure will, get the US out of this mess they are in at the moment – and up-turn in the economy is around the corner. Yet – if he doesn’t become more radical than he is now the American people will be feeling the wrath of the Bush and Cheney policies in another 25 years – and that is almost guaranteed.
There is so much hope, still, in the American people that Obama and his administration can bring about real change – not just a matter of stopping the illogical argument of simply reducing taxes to pay for votes at the next election. I CAN guarantee that you will have a Tory and Labour campaign based on how much of the income tax burden they will reduce.
Any sane person knows that a country needs taxes – a country needs to pay for one hell of a lot of things – yet what the government doesn’t realise is that we, the people, get it! We know that those taxes are needed. What we also know is that we want our money spent well! We want to see a real return for that money.
Will Obama do that in the US? I have a sneaking suspicion he will.
What I find is that I am not as optimistic about the UK. There doesn’t seem to be a leader in the two main party’s who will make such a high standard a requirement in office.
We see that is really is politics as usual in the UK. You have the right saying that they are quite will to break the legs of the people and expecting them to stand up and be counted – be resilient and stand on their own two feet – the problem with that is we see exactly the same policy wrapped in red wrapping paper from those who claim to be left.