As the Republicans, led by a Canadian born reincarnation of Genghis Khan (but without the good looks) and another guy who apparently paints himself with day-glow orange makeup, threaten to shut down the government, I have a problem. I am forced to consider what I will do with a complex criminal case scheduled for a jury trial starting one day after the federal budgetary deadline. Will I have money to pay jurors? Will the staff be furloughed? Will I have US Marshals?
Now, I should be fair. God knows, judges are supposed to be fair (but never active). The Republicans threaten to destroy the world as we know it, but, truth to tell, the Democrats, like the insipid “little person” who runs the Senate, are happy as clams at the prospect. That way these progressives (what an idiotic name) can blame the Republicans for starving puppies. With a little effort, I can almost hear the scripted but horribly delivered lament from that strange lady who used to run the House.
So, is there a moral equivalency between these two fractious factions? I don’t even know what the hell that question means. But, I do agree with Lewis Black that: “The Democrats are dumb and the Republicans are stupid. The difference between dumb and stupid is dumb isn’t funny. Stupid is seriously funny.” So, instead of fretting over the plight of jurors, I am going to sit back, scratch my ever expanding ass and laugh. By the way, that’s what old RINOs do.