Red State is Fine, You Guys

I know you were all worried:

I know what you’re thinking. “How am I still alive?” Seriously. The government is shut down and the world is spinning on. You and I are still alive. In a few hours, my kids will go off to a school that will still be open.

In fact, essential government services, which might be called constitutional functions of government, will continue. Your mail is going to be delivered. The TSA will still feel you up before your plane ride, which will still take off. The President promised us horror upon horror with sequestration and we didn’t get it. They’ll do the same now.

Yeah! Stupid, privileged dicks who don’t work for the feds are FINE, everybody. Totally okay. I mean, people will be missing paychecks because they’ve been furloughed, but other than them, we’re all okay!

By “we” I mean people that matter, obviously. Not like those leeches that keep the lights on and the roads clear.

So why not keep this shutdown party going? It’s the only way to make the GOP look good

The GOP only has something if it now stands its ground and demands defunding Obamacare. They must be in this to win this. Their leaders have handled themselves embarrassingly and they’ve been rolled by Harry Reid. Just like in 1995, the GOP must wait this out now that we are here.

It is the only way to improve their hand. A quick shutdown will do nothing but embarrass them, as it should.

The fight must be to either now keep government shut down till the Democrats blink or drive from office Republicans who vote to fund Obamacare.

In the meantime, life will go on. Americans will see they really can get along without Washington’s constant, daily interference in their lives.

Of course the roads aren’t decaying and we aren’t reverting to a feudal barter economy on day one. That kind of thing takes a while. Nobody has a more detailed plan for the end of the world than me, and I’m not even a member of the political party that thinks government is coming to bomb all the suburbs to oblivioun and loose zombie hordes upon the cities. But even I know it’s not yet time to stock up on gold bullion and heritage seeds.

Taking the fact that there aren’t riots in the streets today as evidence that nobody’s being hurt and all the middle managers at Intertrode can just go to work and come home and watch TV is … reductive. Let’s be generous here. You don’t work on a military base and you don’t make your living selling to people who get paid by the feds so you don’t get to proclaim that you don’t see a problem. Not everything important occurs in your damn front yard.

Yelling that SEE WE DON’T NEED NO GUBMINT AFTER ALL is just stupid. After all, if you don’t notice its overwhelming absence, as Erick is asserting we do not, then you can’t complain that its interference was burdensome.

I don’t expect complicated logic from wingnut welfare queens but I do expect coherence from one end of a measly blog post to the other.

A.

6 thoughts on “Red State is Fine, You Guys

  1. Jay in Oregon says:

    Yelling that SEE WE DON’T NEED NO GUBMINT AFTER ALL is just stupid. After all, if you don’t notice its overwhelming absence, as Erick is asserting we do not, then you can’t complain that its interference was burdensome.
    But then they pivot to “Why does the government need to take so much of my money if they serve no useful function?”

  2. grrljock says:

    Yeah, this is why I was enraged at a friend’s FB post that says the same thing, on the same day that health insurance exchange websites (government!) crash because the demand for insurance is so high. Too many people are fucking morons who have no idea how they are able to live their cushy lives because of the government.

  3. pansypoo says:

    send them to somalia,

  4. Snarki, child of Loki says:

    And here I had no idea that TSA agents groping your junk was a “constitutional function of government”.
    Here’s hoping those Red-Staters get “Constitutionalized” good and hard on their next trip.

  5. MapleStreet says:

    I’d have to disagree that our roads are doing fine. We’ve scrimped on the upkeep of our roads so much for so long that the infrastructure is marginal in many heavily used roads. Shutdown just adds to the injury (admittedly, I’m guessing some of your point is that the roads didn’t disappear into rubble instantaneously last night).
    ON related topic, tp is reporting that in all the mess, Congress also missed, last night, the need to re-approve funding for welfare.

  6. MichaelF says:

    Too bad they don’t shut down the FCC or at least the part that ensures exclusive access to frequencies on the dial. Because once they lost their daily wingnut dose of Lamebaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly, et al, tney’d be screaming for gubmit intervention…

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