Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More 'No' votes from Burr, Myrick

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 9:01 AM

Do you think these two pay any attention to what they're voting on, or just act like peer-pressured robots who can only do what the rest of their party is doing?

According to these votes, North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr doesn't want to fund the government and Rep. Sue Myrick doesn't want to fund the Department of Energy or the Army Corp of Engineers. (Fortunately, these bills passed without their help.)

You know what this type of behavior makes me think of? A science fiction book from the '40s called The Earth Abides. In it, a plague kills most of the Earth's population and nature takes over since money no longer matters and there aren't enough humans to maintain everything civilization constructed. Eventually, society completely breaks down and returns to the tribal life.

Except, here, the "Party of No" acts as the plague and, well, we're not dead yet, though the case could be made that we've already gone tribal.

If Burr and Myrick -- and the rest of their obstructionist cohorts -- have their way, government and humanity will rot away. Not because that's what's best for our country, but because they hope if they make things supremely craptastic for us during the next couple of years we'll hit the refresh button on Congress, vote out all of the Democrats and replace them with Republicans.

In other words, they are (as usual) looking out for their own best interests, not those of their constituents (that'd be us).

Here's hoping their plan backfires and two strong, 2010 opponents remind Burr and Myrick of all of these nonsensical votes, because the only two Congresspersons -- that this area of Charlotte can vote on -- I'm anxious to vote out of Washington are them.

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