Bi-Partisan Seating Plan is Crap Symbolism at its Worst

by Sal on January 14, 2011

in Media,Media Bias,Politics

Gag me.  After the tragic shooting in Arizona, the calls from the state-run media are to “calm the rhetoric” and “can’t we just all get along?”  You see, the state-run Media, in its infinite wisdom and supreme knowledge, has decided that the horrible actions of a lone shooter, which had absolutely nothing to do with politics and everything to do with a crazed state of mind, should now cause our politicians (mainly Republicans, of course) to calm their rhetoric.  Because somehow our Nation’s political discourse affected this crazed lunatic who doesn’t read the news or follow politics.  Wrap your head around that one.

Now, in a puppies and rainbows show of a “unity” that does not exist, some Democrats and Republicans are proposing a break with tradition by not sitting in their traditional seats during the State of the Union.  You see, traditionally, the parties in Congress sit together; members of the GOP on one side of the aisle, and the Democrats on the other, with the President giving the address.  On  January 25, the members will intermingle and sit randomly in the chamber, in order to try to convey a false message of bi-partisanship and pretend that the world would be a better place if we all just got along!

Please.  It is the left and the media that has turned this non-political tragedy into a political circus, and simply sitting together is not going to accomplish a damn thing.  There are some real philosophical differences on the role of government between the left and the right.  These pointless displays of unity typically occur after a tragedy, yet never serve a practical purpose or have real long-term consequences.  We should dispense with the mushy political rainbows and puppies symbolism, and get on with the business of governing the country.  Of course, I’m just another vitriolic, mean-spirited Conservative.

H/T: MrsSal

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Ryan January 16, 2011 at 9:44 am

Even after the President himself said that the political discourse did nothing to cause the massacre, we nonetheless need to bow to his wish that political criticism (mostly of him, by the way) must wane.

I agree with you that the Republicans should not let the Dems use this tragedy to take the wind out of their sails, neuter their speech, and play a get-along game the Dems have no intention of honoring. Plus the SOTU see-sawing visuals are great!

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