Bipartisan Means The Fix Is In

Bipartisan Means The Fix Is In

Every time you hear “bipartisan”, your wallet just got a little lighter, your border a little less secure, your future a little less certain.

Every time you hear “bipartisan”, a Congresscreature gets a payoff. Every time you hear “bipartisan”, an oligarch smiles.

When the left side of the ruling Party is in the majority, it gleefully loudly forcefully boastfully unaplogetically uses its power to get exactly what it wants. When the center of the ruling Party is in the majority, as they are now in the House, it seeks out support from the left and says, “Let’s bipartisan.”

And the left gets what it wants again.

There is a right side in government, but it is small, perhaps fewer than fourteen of the 435 members of the House; maybe it is one to four in the Senate. The link is to the fourteen members of the House that voted against the four Forever Foreign Wars Omnibus bills over the past weekend. Though some of these fourteen also voted in favor of continuing the spying on Americans.

Which is to say, there is no right party. There are only some rulers who claim to be of the right, and they do this because a majority of their voters are, and they have learned to pander to them. They must. It is the only way they can get into office.

Once there, most of those who claim to be on the right willingly choose the Party over the people. They bipartisan. We have seen this time and time and time again. Promises made to the right, no promises kept. And not only no promises kept, but active hostile traitorous behavior. Bipartisan behavior.

This is why those in the center of the ruling class favor the word “bipartisan”. To signal to the Party that you will have no trouble with them, that they should be admitted to the cool kids table. That they will vote the “right” way.

We saw this in the last two Speaker elections. The fellow before the current promised faithfully to be a man of the right. I’m can’t recall how many days it was before he betrayed that promise, but it is was a very small number. The current Speaker, elected because of discontent over the former, then proceeded to follow the example of his predecessor. He bipartisaned. Johnson, purportedly a man of the right, secured a bipartisan coalition of all Democrats and just enough Republicans to vote for the leftist Forever Wars bills.

The total was some $90 billion, parceled out to, they say, Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Now they don’t have $90 billion of your money to give away, so they’ll have to print it. Which will drive inflation a little bit higher, and rob you of a bit more of your savings and ability to live.

Spending money you don’t have in the hopes more will appear when you need it is magical thinking, fantasy. And the replacement of Fantasy with Reality is what it means to be of the left.

What has your money bought? I was curious, given we discussed Our Greatest Ally last week (to the consternation of some; blog, Substack), just how much we have given Israel over the years, and what effect this has had.

The Council on Foreign Relations, not an unimpeachable source, but useful enough as a starting point, estimated that, in 2022 dollars (now worth less than 2024 dollars), that the ruling party gave about $300 billion to Israel since 1946 (yes, some was before it was officially a country; the $39 billion given the other day of course pushed this total past $300 B). Has that money bought peace?

You know the answer. What is has bought is weapons. From whom? From these guys: “Most of the aid—approximately $3.3 billion a year—is provided as grants under the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program, funds that Israel must use to purchase U.S. military equipment and services.”

You already know this, but let’s remind ourselves of how it works. Congress gives your money to some foreign entity to fight some war we want no part of. The rulers in that foreign party take a cut, and spends the rest on US munitions. The arms makers take their cut, and give part of that back as donations to the Congresscreatures who voted for the “foreign” aid. The Congresscreatures are then reelected—almost all incumbents are—and proceed to vote again for more war money. The circle is complete.

It’s all legal. It’s bipartisan.

Some of you will flinch about criticism of one favorite country’s forever war, yet most will agree that the money given to Ukraine, which fits the exact same pattern, has not been well spent, and has only served to make things worse.

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  1. Gwyneth

    “The devil is just one man with a plan, but evil, true evil, is a collaboration of men.”

    Agent Mulder – The X-Files

  2. Hagfish Bagpipe

    If people weren’t so damned hungry for sin this wouldn’t happen. You can’t cheat an honest man. But the people clamor for more money, more sex, more drugs, more murder. So we worship fake money drenched in pervert sex drugged to the gills killing anything that moves under gangster overlords. You get what you pay for. And you pay for what you get.

  3. Mike Doster

    This has been just as rampant in all my 73 years as now. It’s useful to think about the giants of the “right”, like Regan and Trump, in this light. Our hope cannot be in politics. We must align ourselves with Christ. He alone is our hope. Thanks

  4. when you see the irreparable cracks in some building, you can only save what is obviously usable. P.S. same Uniparty-behavior here in Newland of N. Socialism (who, selectively, try to skip Maoism in favor of Pot Pol’s thing — abroad).

  5. Incitadus

    I voted for Trump twice but I always had a bad feeling about him being the greatest psy-op
    of all time. He plays to the right half of the the extreme base and with unlimited MSN coverage
    and from the impeachments to his present indictments receives billions in free advertising. The
    lone hero fighting the system for the little guy who he crushed with those warp-speed vaccines.
    He created the conditions for Jan 6th to take place and what happened to his march to the capitol?
    He is the other half of the Biden equation backed by the same forces the binary control is complete.
    All you have to do is look at his cabinet appointees. He’s a con man to the core with just enough
    heart to toss a few crumbs to the peasants. It brings me no joy to say this but the fate of 330 million
    people depends on an accurate unbiased assessment bringing alternate measures to bear. Will we
    move from forlorn hope to the redoubt from offense to defense? A clear eyed knowledge of what
    we’re facing by about five percent of the population is all we need, it will eventually come crashing
    down around them just like all the other Kleptocracies before it.

  6. Cary D Cotterman

    No matter how many billions or trillions of dollars have ever been and will ever be spent by the U.S., there will never, ever be peace in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, East Asia, Africa, or South America. The people there fight each other. That’s what they’ve always done, and will always do, until the end of the Earth. It’s insanity to expect them ever to stop. The best thing we could do would be to ensure we are completely independent of them, and that they cannot harm us. Then let them fight it out to extinction.

  7. @Cary D, bureaucrats from foreign nations are never affected by their at home decisions; dissolve UN &co and limit everything to bilateral diplomacy, where only mutual acceptance can be achieved and nothing else.
    OTOH, eliminate military lobbying and instead begin and expand a league of together defensive direct neighbors.

  8. Briggs: “And the replacement of Fantasy with Reality is what it means to be of the left.”

    I have to disagree. The U.S. and European left has striven in recent years to replace large swaths of reality by new fantasies, most conspicuously in the area of reproductive biology. We should oppose authors such as Briggs who support these efforts the left.

  9. Brian (bulaoren)


  10. Yawrate

    Lee, I think you’ve misinterpreted what Briggs wrote (poorly). I believe he meant that sentence to be better understood as “the Left replacing reality with fantasy.”

    People can be unclear and Briggs’ enemies are legion.

  11. Johnno

    U.S.A.!!! U.S.A.!!! U.S.A… I mean…

    U.Ka.Raine!!! U.Ka.Raine!!! U.Ka.Raine!!!

    The war is not meant to be won, it’s meant to be perpetual!

    From the left right rivers to the bipartisan sea!
    From the redwood forests to the gulf stream waters!
    This land means revenue for me!

  12. Briggs

    They are everywhere, Yawrate.

  13. Milton Hathaway

    I’ve never been much on conspiracy theories, but holy cow, I’ve lost count of how many conspiracy theories have become conspiracy fact. So when Tucker Carlson recently explained the betrayals of Republican voters by Republican Congressman as attributable to their fear of being framed (e.g., with planted kiddie porn) by the intelligence swamp, I’m definitely listening this time. Simple “follow the money” just hasn’t been cutting it as anymore in terms of explanatory power. Once you start considering blackmail as a possibility, everything starts making more sense.

    Carrots are helpful, but if you want absolute control, you absolutely need a big stick.

  14. Yawrate: you believe you can read the author’s mind and what he actually means is the exact opposite of what he wrote. Perhaps. But if that’s the case, why hasn’t he corrected his words, even after noting your comment? It must be that he wrote what he intended to write: he believes the Left is on the side of Reality, and opposed to fantasy. And with this I must disagree.

  15. The Lizard Kings rule. Once you embrace that fact it all makes sense.

  16. Cookie

    So what does this situation say about who are the best statistician or who have the best understanding of statistics.

    Well the general population always lose so the advantage is with the “elite” and their parliamentary puppets…but the Russians a winning their gambit so are their “elite” better again at probability?

    Whats clear is your failing the general population Briggs you have to tart-up statistics so the general population are into it…make a Super Mario statistician game…maybe you should do a name makeover…statistician is so ho-hum.

  17. Johnno

    Look folks! Another bipartisan miracle!

    Uncompromised Christianity is officially illegal in the United States of Israel!

    “Please don’t do more bad things!,” begged the American voters…

    “I CAN’T!!!!,” said the Republican’ts, “Remember to vote for us again in November! You don’t have a choice! We’re the lesser eeeviiilll! You have to! There is nothing we can can’t do!”

  18. NIdahoCatholic

    The so-called Republican politicians are in actuality, Recucklicons. CUCKS and CONS.

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