‘We have met the enemy and he is us’

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Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Pogo-31A pair of headlines in the Washington Post today brings to mind Walt Kelly's Pogo cartoon, and his admonition that "We have met the enemy and he is us" — Americans are responsible for the decline of their government:

People hate Congress. But most incumbents get re-elected. What gives?:

15 percent of people approve of Congress. 90 percent of incumbents win. Huh?

Poll: Fewer say Obama can 'get things done':

Fewer trust Obama's abilities after setbacks on sequester and guns . . .

Due to unprecedented GOP obstruction in Congress!

Public perceptions are being shaped by the Beltway media Green Lantern-ites who persist in the myth that President Obama possesses some super-hero power to bend Congress to his will. The Green Lantern Theory of the Presidency.

What the Beltway media villagers refuse to acknowledge and to accept is the simple undeniable truth presented by the high priests of Beltway centrism, Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein: "[W]e have no choice but to
acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican
Party." Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

So wake up America! Pull your head out of your ass. No super-hero is coming to save you from your own willful ignorance and lazy indifference to your government. You are your own worst enemy. You have no one to blame but yourself.

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