by Eileen | 6:35 am, January 24, 2013 | Comments Off
You know, here’s what I can’t stop thinking about.
Yesterday, the Secretary of State acted like a bad soap actress in giving testimony to Congress, yelling and emoting rather than providing any answers. The one moment that horrifies me is when she angrily said “What difference does it make?!?!?!?!?”
The Executive Branch is snubbing Congress and the entire American population in refusing to come clean on Benghazi. We can’t even get them to take it seriously. To get all shrill and panty and scream that it makes no difference what really happened is an utterly terrifying sign that the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton are just fine with censorship in a matter of public interest.
Take everything else away and that’s the really, really, really, awful thing. The quote came at the end of an unhinged temper tantrum, suggesting an angry woman who expected the President she serves to get her out of testifying, who was unprepared and told us all how she really feels in a moment of pique.
Precisely because it probably is what she really thinks, it’s so damning. The Obama Administration has been secretive and hostile to civil liberty issues from the outset, but this abject hostility to the mere fact that some citizens would like the truth is new.
But the story I couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting yesterday is whether Miss Beyoncé Knowles did or did not treat us to a live performance of the National Anthem at the Inauguration. Also, much was said on the cost of her earrings.
I just can’t get a handle on that. A member of the Presidential Cabinet publicly announces that she doesn’t see a value in transparency and we think the worst thing that’s been done to us as a nation is that the yowling diva-esque butchering of the Star Spangled Banner may have been pre-recorded yowling.
Saints preserve us. Pardon me while I go put on a pearl necklace so I can clutch at it.
Our politicians aren’t serious. We don’t face any national level problems where the solutions are mysterious. We just have a political class that doesn’t want to do what it takes – like spend less money or admit to mistakes. And we put them there Because we aren’t serious.
When the Potomac set posture and prevaricates on just what happened in Benghazi, I know exactly why. First, Barack Obama had a second term to win. Now, Hillary Clinton doesn’t want to explain her actions because there is no explanation where she looks good. Politicians don’t do what they ought to because it’s fun and easy to do what they want.
What mystifies me is the brand of unseriousness of the non-elected. Because we’ve got skin in the game.
Beyoncé? Really? That’s not a real name. That’s not even her real hair. At least the preposterously expensive earrings were real. What are we getting all hopped up over…that a woman who lives a stagemanaged public life and whose every note has been tweaked for her entire career lip synced? She’s a performer. That’s what she does. She admits it. The entire point is that she looks good and sounds…um…autotuned.
This is the dishonesty that has us in hysterics? I’m seeing self-proclaimed experts announce how they’ve reviewed the tapes and will now break the evidence down for or against a pre-recorded performance. If that’s how you spend your free time, you’ve failed at being alive.
This is the stuff of satire. Long ago and far away, in the American Empire, the people were so huffy that a mildly edgy poptart might have lied about nothing that no one cared when a government official admitted she wasn’t even interested in whether or not she lied about multiple deaths. And on that day, the gods removed their protection from mighty America for it was a land of idiots with hopelessly screwed up priorities. Really bad, really obvious satire.
No wonder Democrats love Hollywood so friggin’ much. It’s a reliable source of diversion for anything.
Now, it seems quite a few Americans expect a higher level of honesty and moral conduct from a woman who confuses baby names with basic colors than from someone who advises the President. Beyoncé effects a pleasing mirage for you. That’s what she gets paid to do. At least she does her job well. Politicians are supposed to be honest.
Why is this a difficult concept? Goddammit. I really hate the rest of the nation right now.
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