It’s interesting how our elected officials just don’t seem to understand the real mood of the American people. They keep wasting time by arguing and shouting at each other, convinced that noise is a great substitute for progress in solving our country's problems.
This morning the federal government is spending our money for suing a state on immigration, and a gulf coast state is threatening to sue the federal government for blocking their attempts to clean up their beaches of foul smelling oil. Now if the unemployment lines were filled with lawyers I just might understand this approach at improving our economy, but my sense is that might not be the case.
It doesn’t really matter who you voted for in the last election because you have to admit that a bunch of very smart people have succumbed to a mob mentality, and each day is like a shoot out at the OK corral without the guns.
Which brings me to my point, and that is how do we solve this problem of a government disease where the mouth keeps working but the brain is mostly asleep.
My answer: Have a real shootout at the OK Corral. Real guns, real bullets: Democrats versus Republicans, the last person standing gets to be king until the rest of us votes him or her out.
Now I know the republicans will start jawboning that this is unfair because the democrats outnumber the republicans in both the house and the senate and the Whitehouse. But I think it is fair because the democrats usually vote against the gun lobby and the republicans are usually for it, so my guess is that the republicans are better shots. That should even up the odds.
Now I really don’t think we should let them use real bullets, well… at least most of the time I don’t. I most often think we should do it on the Washington Mall using paintballs filled with the oil from the gulf instead of paint. That way, after it is done, the tidal pool in front of the Washington monument will look sort of like the gulf beaches, a semi-permanent reminder of what I call the "Dingbat's Folly."
Now this is only part of my brilliant idea. I think the main problem we have in Washington is a willingness to spend the next generation’s money before it is earned. So the other part of my plan is to air this shootout only on pay TV with all the proceeds going to reduce our debt.
I, myself, would pay a fortune for a front row seat. And I’m going to take a page from congress’s playbook and ask my children to buy it for me.