By Arelya J. Mitchell, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
The Mid-South Tribune and the Black Information Highway
John Boehner should do the decent thing and resign as Speaker of the House. It’s hard to lead when you’re cowering in a palace of congressional salaries and perks. At least, Sen. John McCain isn’t afraid to man up –agree with him or not—and ask for some common sense to reign during this Shutdown Crisis of 2013.
If Boehner would stop acquiescing at every turn, he might not have to eventually take a slow march to the guillotine as he tries to lead America’s other major party in a crippled two party-system. A core within the core of the Tea Party has already proven victorious for the very fact that it has frozen Boehner and others in the party of Lincoln. It has proven that it can shut down the government just to show the world that it can. Don’t kid yourselves. This is not so much about Obamacare as it is about Ex-Lax working.
“Let them eat cake with their Tea,” we can hear Boehner mocking as he sits on his House Speaker throne while the starving peasants a.k.a. the people are ready to storm the Bastille.
In the White House part of the Bastille, the elitists have handed down the orders that they are not going to budge—in spite of the speech El Presidente Obama gave this week. And in this case, seeing that he botched the Syrian mess, Obama should stand firm on not giving into Boehner’s Tea Leaves (that hard core within the Tea Party). But, of course, the Democrats are more than likely snickering behind closed doors if the nation defaults for the first time in its history, so they can point their fingers at the Republican Party, taunting: “Look, America. See what those mean old Republicans did….” You see, the shutdown is about them—both parties, because they are still drawing their fat salaries and slimming down at the spa inside the Bastille. They can even afford to let the soldiers and veterans rot along the path to the Bastille. Yes, let the soldiers and vets eat cake with their Tea, because as everyone knows America no longer respects its members of the armed forces or veterans anyway. That’s been a given since Vietnam.
Both parties have yet to realize that the peasants are sick and tired of being screwed. Like Louie and Marie Antoinette, they don’t realize that the Bastille is about to be stormed. And somewhere out there a Third Party is about to emerge to let one of these two parties go by the way of the Whigs. This Third Party could start prepping for the 2016 election by running candidates during the 2014 mid-terms.
Also, dear peasants, it is time for legislation to be introduced that would take away congressional and White House salaries and perks whenever these shutdowns occur. Oh! Oh! Oh! I don’t hear any congressman or senator standing up to introduce such legislation. Never mind, the Tea and cake have just eaten them!