Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Makes all kinds of sense in an upside-down world...

I think I hurt my neck doing a double-take when I read today that not only would Barack Obama likely avoid audit for his campaign fundraising, and to rub salt in the wound, that John McCain would definitely be audited. As they say, no good deed goes unpunished.

This is a terrible precedent being set by the Federal Election Commission, and is yet another example of how the American people are being woefully unrepresented in government operations. In case you didn't know, the FEC is comprised of six Commissioners and are all appointed by the President and approved by the Senate. No more than three can be from one political party, and since no one except democrats and republicans have ever been president, it's safe to assume that at any given time in history, three have been democrats and three have been republicans. Since there is no mechanism to break any dead lock, not a whole lot gets done. I imagine it would be a lot like playing rock, paper, scissors without the paper and scissors. I'm sorry but that is completely inept.

To get any action to be performed voluntarily the offense would apparently have to be SO bad that one of the three in the offending party would have to stand up and say, "Whoa...I'm sorry but I can't defend that." Given that, are you telling me that not one of the three current democratic commissioners aren't NOW SAYING THIS? Oh that's right...when it's their guy, the rules change. I'm sure they're secretly loving the irony that they are required to audit McCain because he accepted public campaign funding, while the decision to audit Obamessiah or not rests solely in their hands...which isn't going to happen.

Not to single anybody out, but only one of the FEC commissioners is clearly a democrat based on her professional history having had worked for Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), but Cynthia Bauerly knows full well that if she were to stand up for what is proper and appropriate, she would likely get a dead fish in the mail from Rahm Emanuel.

This is your inept government at work, everyone...getting a warm fuzzy yet?

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