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Who Will Get Castrated by the New, Improved Senate? (Hold on Tight.)

Posted on November 7, 2014

By Charles Hugh Smith

If you really think it matters which political party controls the U.S. Senate, please answer these questions. Don’t worry, they’re not that difficult:

1. Will U.S. foreign policy in the Mideast change from being an incoherent pastiche of endless war and Imperial meddling? Please answer with a straight face. We all know the answer is that it doesn’t matter who controls the Senate, Presidency or House of Representatives, nothing will change.

2. Will basic civil liberties be returned to the citizenry? You know, like the cops are no longer allowed to steal your cash when they stop you for a broken tail light and claim the cash was going to be used for a drug deal.

Or some limits on domestic spying by Central State agencies. You know, basic civil liberties as defined by the Bill of Rights and the U.S. constitution.

Don’t make me laugh–you know darned well that it doesn’t matter who controls the Senate, Presidency or House of Representatives, nothing will change.

3. Will the predatory, parasitic policies of the Federal Reserve that virtually everyone from the Wall Street Journal to what little remains of the authentic Left understands has greatly increased income and wealth inequality be reined in? Please don’t claim either party has any will or interest in limiting the Fed’s rapacious financialization. There is absolutely no evidence to support such a claim–it is pure wishful thinking.

4. Will the steaming pile of profiteering, corruption, waste, fraud and ineptitude that is Sickcare in the U.S. be truly reformed so its costs drop by 50% to match what every other developed democracy spends per person on universal healthcare? It doesn’t matter if ObamaCare is repealed or not; that monstrosity was simply another layer of bureaucratic waste on an already hopelessly dysfunctional system.

If you answer “yes,” please run a body scan on yourself to detect the biochips that were implanted while you voted Demopublican.

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27 thoughts on “Who Will Get Castrated by the New, Improved Senate? (Hold on Tight.)

  1. True…Our government has been filled with self serving politicians for so long that it would take more than an act of Congress to change any thing…That is if they wanted to…You can see by the perks they have (health insurance as an example) that they consider themselves to be above we the people who put them where they are…Forgetting that they are to serve the people and not the other way around.

  2. Grumpy Old Man says:

    The only solution is better ethics and morality at ALL levels of society. Wanna bet things are gonna get better? (Start with youself.)

  3. oldtimered says:

    I believe the new republicans, all of whom are gong to the senate, said they want to get rid of Obamacare. I realize others may not be so forceful, but we are showing dems and republicans more and more who we want governing us.
    The Americans who are now finding how evil common core is for our children. How bad Obamacare is. How we now have the ability to be energy self sufficient and can bring the manufacturing might we had before the dems disassembled it starting over 50 years ago. To say the dems and republicans are the same is basically dem lies and wishful thinking. They hope to make republicans believe they need not vote because it makes no difference. Well we just saw how bad it can be when republicans and independents stay home. We almost lost this great nation to communists and as we now know a foreign faith infestation is in all areas of government. It does matter and we do have honorable people in office. Let's help keep them honest. Pray for the USA and the world.

  4. Agree. Spending priorities may shift but taxation and debt will roll along.

  5. Repentance and prayer. That's what is needed. I'm sorry to say, the writer of this article may not beieve in those.

  6. HAHAHAHHA "improved." With 90+% being re-elected even though there was an 11% approval rating, things will only get worse.

  7. Right, because the Affordable Care Act is "bad." Even though 8 million people enrolled in marketplace health insurance (with 15 million total gaining coverage they never had before), the ACA covering people who couldn't get coverage before and reducing costs for MOST people. "Bad." Now who's lying?

    You lost your credibility.

  8. Everyone remember all those town hall meetings where the elected one says they can't do anything about Obama's fraud because they didn't control the Senate. Now lets see what they say and do.

  9. And I repeat once again, Term Limits. Two terms for a Senator. Four terms for a Representative. You have then served your country, now go home. It won't be perfect but it will sure help. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com

  10. anonymous patriot says:

    Agree. We are at the point where we the people have to take back the power vested in us and the responsibility to control our government. Our power is greater than a simple vote and then complaining.

    Recalls, hard core phone, mail, fax blasting when our demands are not met, ect, ect are all needed to remove those that do not follow their constituents wishes. We need to demand they remove their royalty status of way above average pay and benefits first and foremost. Government job, no matter the duty, should not be a path to riches and luxury. Supposedly we are supposed to pay these public servants kingly wages to attract the best and brightest only. How's that working out for us? Most of our public servants were barely C students in school, they went into government because it's easy, lucrative pay, and frankly because they simply couldn't do anything else.

    But, since only roughly half the country even participates in the voting aspect of running our government and can not even be bothered to care about that small task, I think those are pipe dreams. Petitions and phone calls in the tens of thousands do nothing, they can be ignored or brushed off with lip service. Until citizens in the millions start to take interest and force their will on those that are supposed to serve us, we will continue to circle the bowl on the way down the drain.

  11. Ronald Schmidt says:

    Good points !

  12. WhiteFalcon says:

    Any time you vote for change, you hope there will actually be change. If we give up hope, then there is nothing left. You start getting down to armed civil disobediance, which is not what anyone with an ounce of sanity wants. This country would turn into a huge form of Lybia.

  13. WhiteFalcon says:

    I agree we need term limits just as you have described, but how do you force politicians to do it?

  14. It is time to "Ditch Mitch" if we want any of what you said regarding the Unaffordable Care Act and others because all who are the newly elected senators ran on the promise to dismantle the ACA. And although Mitch is not a newly elected senator, he too ran on the promise. But now – just one day after the election – he is saying lets find common ground and see what we can keep. He must be replaced with someone who has the guts to stand up for what he promises.

  15. "Right, because the Affordable Care Act is "bad." Even though 8 million people enrolled in marketplace health insurance (with 15 million total gaining coverage they never had before)"

    Shane exults that these people have "coverage". But here is what he won't tell you, they won't actually get health care.

    That is because passing Obamacare and getting people to sign up does not magically create new doctors, nurses, hospitals and medicine. That's right, contrary to Shane's beliefs, these things don't just materialize out of thin air because Obama signs a bill. To get doctors and nurses people have to study, train, and put in the hard work. To get hospitals they have to be built from the ground up and stocked. To make medicine you have to research and develop.

    That requires time, capital and the voluntary decisions of people to put in the time and effort. None of which Obamacare did.

    And that is why those people who signed up are getting ripped off putting in money for health care they won't be getting. We have the same amount of health care as before Obamacare was passed.

    "Now who's lying?"

    That would be you Shane, as usual.

  16. Absolutely right. Ladies and Gentlemen: start your mirrors to look for the cause of our dilemma! And one more thing–each one of us who is concerned enough to be reading this has to stop automatically referring to our government as "they," and begin to realize that the them/us relationship between us and govt was and is caused by our own unwillingness to either run for office or run campaigns for office of average Americans not treating public office as a job/pension source/power jolt, or as someone who "wants to help people" (a sure path to corruption!), but who will zealously guard the public's money, STOP the wasting of it and spending of it on anything Unconstitutional, and train someone to run in his place after he leaves in one or two terms.

  17. A good example of run away graft, corruption and conflict of interest is the acquisition by Senator Feintein's husband of a real estate contract to sell surplus government buildings. Senator Feinstein and her husband stand to make multi- millions on the deal. Senator Feinstein claims that she has no direct part in the deal. I mean who on earth is going to buy that?

  18. "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind…." (Hosea 8:7)

    What's described in this article are just more of the whirlwind effect today's America is reaping as a consequence of the wind sown by the late 1700 founders when they replaced the 1600 governments of, by, and for God, based upon His immutable moral law, for their own humanistic government of, by, and for the people, based upon capricious Enlightenment and Masonic concepts.

    For more regarding these two antipodal systems, see online Chapter 3 "The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline….

    Then be sure to check out our Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar by which you'll receive a free copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  19. My senator who was reelected is no longer answering emails.

  20. I looked into getting OhBummerTax… I've never had "health insurance". I've paid cash all my life. Thought I'd jump on the OBT bandwagon…. until I learned what it would cost me. $8600 for one year…. for the INSURANCE. That does not count co pays nor deductible I have to pay before OBT kicks in and pays. That is MORE, for one year of INSURANCE PREMIUMS than the total I've paid for ALL my medical care over four decades as an adult…… to tell me, WHY should I sign up? OBT didn't help me one bit. They don't like that I didn't fall for the sucker "deal"? Tough. And they call it the "affordable" care act? I've got a chicken can fly to the moon and back in a week, too. AND carry a video camera to document the trip.

  21. we already HAVE term limits…. its called the Ballot Box, and it worked pertty well in a lot of races this past election. NOW< let's wait and see what quality of "new guys" we got. My guess is few are any better than the "old guys" we judt dumped. Yes, some are term limit poster kids….. like Reid. But a lot of good guys would be turned out too soon if we have two term limit rules. What is needed, and it seems at least partially happening, is for the VOTERS to get their heads out of the sand, turn OFF the TeeVee, learn what is going on round about them, and VOTE, with intelligence. Until THAT happens, lazy voters will continue to tick the box next the name that sounds familiar… never mind that name is the guy who has been selling you down the river for 28 years so far. When stupid voters wake up and get UNstupid, things will change. Putting in term limits will only assure a continuing stream of the same old rot, just turning over faster. And we won't have the OPTION of keeping the few really good guys around for 28 years doing the good they've been doing. Example: consider the legacy Ron Paul has left after how many terms in the House. He'd have been gone so long ago no one ever would have heard of him. Yet much of what just happened last week is the result of HIM breaking things up, calling cast-in-concrete things into question, challenging even the president, in public, so he can make a fool of himself on natinal TeeVee…… making it all the more painful we refused to wake up as he warned us, twelve years badk and before. We've got some other really good guys on the Hill who would also have been gone long ago with term limits. Wake the people up, that will change things. Nothing else will.

  22. As if voting really mattered in key races. I'd bet that in a lot of local and state races as well as some not so important federal ones, votes are really counted and reported accurately. But when it really matters, Stalin had it right when he said, 'It doesn't matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes.'

    Do you really think that your vote in significant races matters? Ha! It's all scripted. All we have to do now is wait and see who the designated loser is in 2016. Could be from either party, but they are all shackled to the political machine.

  23. Try using snail mail.

  24. Gregory Alan Johnson says:

    Exactly!!

  25. In other words, we need to become the government ourselves by running for office, learning to campaign etc etc.

  26. Leon Berton says:

    Agreed, but make it 2 terms in ANY single or combination of office … whether President, Representative, Senator, OR Supreme Court Justice (and any other federal judge appointment).

    This ought to be mirrored, likely, at the state and local level as well. The founders could not have foreseen how common long-term health would become, but they surely would have wanted their followers to do whatever is needed to erode plutocracies and oligarchies.

    And elections alone do not and cannot bring about term-limits once oligarchies and plutocracies gain the upper-hand.

  27. J. C. Moore, USN Ret says:

    Prayers cannot hurt, but constitutional action will accomplish more than hope (prayers).