It's been getting harder and harder for me to post about politics on this blog, or even to make the usual rounds of all my snarky pals' blogs, lately. Even as I've realized that I might (just might!) be starting to come out of my winter blahs (which have been fucking BRUTAL this year), and as I've started to get all excited about birding again--which makes me ever so happy--it seems like reading about the same-old same-old happening in Washington just gets me down again.
We make logical arguments about the stimulus package, about the direction our country needs to go, and still the repubs act like THEY are in charge -- and the dems let them. President Obama adds a bunch of corporate giveaways to his stimulus plan, and STILL the repugs complain. We're still letting the Rush Limpdicks and Bitch McConnells of the world dominate the discussion.
I guess there are a million answers to that question--but any of those answers will just depress me. The fact is that I'm exhausted. I'm sick of politics. I'm so sick of it that even making fun of it isn't fun anymore. The outrage is just too much for me.
Maybe I'm just lazy--my guy's at the helm now, after all, so why not just trust him to do the right things? Of course, that's no foregone conclusion, though--cases in point: Why are we still in Iraq? What's going on with Gitmo and all the secret torture camps? What's with the (alleged) threat to the Brits to keep quiet about our torture of prisoners?
I guess what I'm trying to say is this: you might see more posts on this blog, but they will be few and far between and they probably won't be about politics. They'll be about other things I think about. I changed the name of this blog because I am no longer for impeachment; instead, I'm dreaming of prosecution of the Bush Administration, and I'm dreaming of an Obama Administration that can and will make changes for the better in this country.
So don't be surprised if my posts are a little less political and a little more personal or just "other." Hope that's okay.