When I make a bad investment, it’s not called a “Troubled Asset,” it’s called a bad investment. And I take the hit.
When I make a bad deal with a con man who’s brokering lies instead of affording opportunities to get ahead, I don’t get a Bailout. I get a court order from a corrupt judge using questionable relationships to exploit egregious loopholes instead of using her gavel to uphold the ideal of “Equal Protection Under The Law.”
Why am I telling you this? I’ll tell you why. Because we don’t need a “Grand Bargain.” We need a small step in the right direction.
Beginning with an acknowledgement of who won a 2nd Term, handily. Beginning with an adjustment of attitude on the side who lost, handily. Beginning with a re-casting of news, particularly CNN, who needs to encourage David Gergen to get a grip, get a life and for the love of reality outside of television, stop swooping.
I’ve had it with filibusters, sequesters and grand bargains. I’ve had it with Super PACS, lobbyists and senior advisors. I’ve had it with overpaid politicians grandstanding for the cameras, religious wackjobs protected by arbitrary immunity and sugary drinks.
If there’s justice in the world, in appeal’s court, Mayor Bloomberg’s ban should win, handily.