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Much Noise Signifying Nothing

Much Noise Signifying Nothing Today's Rant

Morning, folks. I thought I would only do this once a week, but this week is so historic, I have to keep on rantin’.

As the president’s coup attempt keeps fading and it looks like Georgia will vote in a way I was not willing to predict, we hear of a phone call.

Well la-dee-da. I mean, if there’s one thing that the president has done in these past four years, it’s to show that laws don’t matter if you’re in power. He appears to have broken every rule in Washington (not necessarily law, but I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t know) , and all we here from everyone is, “I’m shocked! I’m aghast! This is terrible! Someone must do something!”

Welp. All that crying and yelling and shouting did absolutely nothing. Why? Because there really isn’t a series of checks and balances between the executive branch and the legislative branch, unless they are controlled by opposing parties. The party in power, if they also have the executive, will allow said executive to do whatever he or she wants as long as it keeps them in power or keeps them getting what they want. (I know, never been a she, but then, this country isn’t advanced as all those others who do or have had heads of state that weren’t white males.)

So you can talk to me all day about what a travesty this president, or any other, for that matter, has had on the office, but it won’t mean anything. I haven’t looked it up, but I’m guessing when Nixon was being prepared for impeachment, he could see that both houses were going to agree. So I wonder if both houses were controlled by the opposite party, making the conclusion, once enough of his own party agreed, all but certain.

Back then, even with the back room deals and other nasty things that go on in politics, one never got the sense that one party was against democracy. I can’t say the same now.