It Could Be Worse
If your candidate or issue didn’t win on Tuesday, then, sure, Western civilization is completely finished, kaput. No doubt.
But still, let’s look at the bright side.
At least the presidential election provided a $2.5 billion stimulus to the economy, without raising anyone’s taxes (yet) or borrowing a nickel from China. And what a fabulous circus to, well, take our minds off the nasty state of our economy and our politics.
Or maybe not so much.
But consider: For all the corruption in our country’s politics, aren’t you glad you don’t live and work in Russia, where near-superman President Vladamir Putin is the Big Kahuna? Putin just sacked his defense minister. The cause for the minister’s dismissal? Corruption! So, everyone is wondering: what was the real cause for the firing?
Now, that’s a culture of corruption.
Forget politics. Just be thankful you’re not Alex Ocasio hunkered down in his New York City apartment waiting for a nor’easter to clobber his community as the too-soon second whammy following Hurricane Sandy. During Sandy, Ocasio and his neighbors stopped a group of looters after they broke down the door. “They tried to say they were rescue workers,” he told the Washington Post, “then took off.”
Now he won’t leave for higher ground, putting a sign on his door: “Have Gun. Will shoot U.”
In a crisis, I think I’d rather have Mr. Ocasio for a neighbor than FEMA for a savior.
So, what’s the political sunny side to Election 2012? Is there any?
Sure. Executive term limits.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.