Did I step through the Looking Glass?

Did I step through the Looking Glass?

Yesterday I found myself agreeing with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Did I wake up in the Twilight Zone? Or did I step through the looking glass?

In response to Congress being given just a few hours to review the massive 5000+ page “stimulus” and COVID relief bill, AOC tweeted this:

If you’re jaw is on the floor, welcome my friend. You too stepped through the looking glass!

Later in the evening, AOC hit on something I’ve been saying for years when, in response to a Hollywood Reporter article that the COVID relief bill would make illegal streaming a felony, AOC said:

This is why Congress needs time to actually read this package before voting on it.

Members of Congress have not read this bill. It’s over 5000 pages, arrived at 2pm today, and we are told to expect a vote on it in 2 hours.

This isn’t governance. It’s hostage-taking.

And by the way, it’s not just members who need to see the bill ahead of time – YOU do.

The PUBLIC needs to see these bills w enough time to contact their rep to let them know how they feel.

Members are reeling right now bc they don’t have time to consult w/ their communities.

I mean, wow. Out of the mouths of boobs.

If we’ve stepped through the looking glass does that make AOC the red queen?

For years conservatives have been raising the alarm about massive, omnibus spending bills nobody in Congress can reasonably be expected to read before voting. The people’s representatives are not thoughtful and wise stewards of our money anymore (if they ever were). And when you consider just how economically-devastated Americans are right now thanks to the inept pandemic response from governors and mayors, now isn’t the time to go on a wild, 5000-page spending spree with our money.

You can understand my shock that AOC appears to understand that this isn’t how our Representatives should be legislating.

Frankly the last person I expected to join the chorus of voices against this practice is a far-Left Democrat like Tweedledum-dum.

But my journey through the looking glass didn’t last long. It came to an abrupt end just hours later when I learned that AOC was among the 359 members of the House to vote in favor of this monstrosity.

Of the 53 House members to vote no, only two were Democrats – Rashida Tlaib and Tulsi Gabbard.

Turns out AOC’s apparent moment of clarity wasn’t so much a principled stand as it was smoke and mirrors.

Lawmakers aren’t the ones who write our “laws” anymore. This task is outsourced to lobbyists and special interest groups who always make sure their clients and special interests are taken care of in the legislation they write.

We pay these legislators over a hundred and seventy four thousand dollar a year.  They have one primary job and they outsource it.

This isn’t the way it’s supposed to be.

We’re being played for chumps.

Now that I think about it, perhaps it’s this broken, insane, backwards system that’s on the other side of the looking glass.

And it’s long past time for us to find our way out before we bankrupt the country.

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15 thoughts on “Did I step through the Looking Glass?

  • December 22, 2020 at 8:42 am
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    David Horowitz was a rabid leftist once, too.
    Something about “strange bedfellows.”

  • December 22, 2020 at 8:51 am
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    Pelosi has done it again “We need to pass it to see what’s in it” and the Minions did it again. AOC will never break loose from the wicked witch of the West.

  • December 22, 2020 at 9:04 am
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    She was told to STFU except for one word, Aye.

  • December 22, 2020 at 9:29 am
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    I’m not sure who sickens me more, Pelosi and the democrats who keep doing this or the Republicans who are more than willing to go along with it. If the GOP were to miraculously control both sides of Congress it wouldn’t change anything.

    • December 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm
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      Too right chum…..there’s not a dimes worth of difference between the two parties when comes to misusing our money. The only slight difference is hypocritical pontificating and posing the R’s feel the need to do. The Dems just spend the money and tell their servants ( er constituents) to STFU.

    • December 23, 2020 at 8:45 am
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      David, the last time Republicans did control both chambers of Congress, they still spent like drunken sailors. It didn’t change anything.

  • December 22, 2020 at 9:44 am
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    Too late, the country is already bankrupt. Mark Stein calls the U.S. “the brokest nation in the history of nations.”
    What’s our national debt now, 27 TRILLION?

  • December 22, 2020 at 9:58 am
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    A blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while. That is the equal of AOC saying something that remotely sounds logical.

    Fact is Dianny AOC agreed with you and not the other way around and not for the same reasons.

    AOC bemoaned the fact that she did not have time to read the bill but is probably less concerned with the spending itself and is more concerned with whether her favorite pet issues got any money.

    You, I am sure, are appalled at the largess of Congress when the economy is heading into the toilet and they are printing this money out of thin air. Secondly, I am also quite sure you are as fed up with the shutdowns and the damage they are doing forcing the supposed need for this bill to begin with. If our economy was up and running none of this would be necessary.

  • December 22, 2020 at 10:59 am
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    Let that bunch of puppets in DC spend all the monopoly money that want for their overlords. At this point, spending 900$B or 9$T will make not one shred of difference. The US and the world has printed more debt than can ever be repaid or defaulted on. Collapse and chaos is the best we can hope for…

  • December 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm
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    AOC knew all along she would vote for this bill. Her tweets were just pompous grandstanding to secure favor (and future votes) with the low information voters back in her district.

  • December 22, 2020 at 3:33 pm
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    Assholia Occasionally Cotex didn’t have time to read the bill but she, of course, voted for it….

    • December 22, 2020 at 3:48 pm
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      You must not have noticed that I pointed that out in the post you’re commenting on. In fact, it was kind of a central point.

      Clearly AOC isn’t the only one who doesn’t have time to read things. ?

  • December 22, 2020 at 9:12 pm
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    Were there funds for inner city Yuca gardens in the bill? lol

  • December 22, 2020 at 9:14 pm
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    Do some people believe that the House and Senate actually write up bills and laws and regulations and stuff? That is so sweet. Bless their hearts.
    I try to be cynical but I can’t keep up!

  • December 23, 2020 at 8:47 am
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    The only way omnibus bills will go away is when a Republican president refuses to sign one, is willing to withstand a government shutdown, and by executive order states that there will be no “back pay” for government employees once the shutdown is over. Then, and only then, would you see movement on doing away with omnibus bills.

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