Some great nations, Imperial Japan for example, die with a bang. Others, like the Soviet Union, die with a whimper. The U.S. may be the first to disappear simply from going insane.
Conservatives went berserk when Chief Justice John Roberts upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare.
In fact Roberts was right; the Constitution puts the people in charge. Nothing in the Constitution requires the Supreme Court to correct matters when the people go mad.
Clearly, electing someone with no greater qualifications than Obama to president of the U.S., armed with thousands of nuclear weapons, was an act of madness.
He became an Illinois senator when his opponents miraculously faded away while gathering qualifying signatures.
As a state senator he mainly continued his work as neighborhood organizer. He mostly voted “present,” meaning he voted neither “Yea” nor “Nay” on issues.
One salient exception was the hassle over whether he voted to save an unsuccessful abortion attempt or leave the baby to die.
When he ran for the U.S. Senate his Republican opponent’s court-sealed unpleasant divorce record was somehow unsealed and exposed in Chicago. Surprise, surprise. As a U.S. senator he spent his entire time running for president.
No one has seen his college records; no one can find an old girlfriend or even a friend. His background is jealously guarded.
Closer to home we have Congressman Thompson who flies home frequently at enormous cost, grinning and grinning at social functions while our supervisors try to tax us to raise a few bucks to fix potholes. He can’t bum a ride from Pelosi; she lost her job and her big airplane.
Thompson runs as a “Blue Dog Democrat.” What a crock. Last year he bragged that he wrote the House part of Obamacare. Go to www.taxhike-mike.com for his real record.
Finally, check out our sterling Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada.
After pushing it in committee, she just supplied the deciding vote in the Assembly to send AB2346 to the Senate, which will require farmers to provide shade and cold water within a few feet of every farm worker as they work. The definition of shade is insane; trees don’t count. This will bankrupt farmers to pay off Yamada’s labor union support.
Roberts is right; we have till November to regain our sanity and kill Obamacare by ousting those who produced it.
Randy Ridgel lives in Kelseyville, Calif.