The old democratic principle of "the majority rules" has been replaced by "the minority whines and gets everything it wants."
Saw this in the Vent in the AJC. Feel free to click on the link and nominate this for 'best of Vent'. It was nice to see someone else is thinking the same way I am. Altho, I take it a little further in that I think it's a minority of a minority that is controlling things in this country. The FuckingRepublican Party is a minority, only between 20 to 30 percent will identify themselves as belonging to the party. Within that party there are the so-called Religious Right and the TeaBaggers, both of which are minorities within that minority. There may be some overlap between these two groups, but even combined they are a minority of that minority.
There have been numerous instances of late where all that needs to be done to change policy is for some Bible-Banging group to whine about something and it gets changed. Or we have the budget talks being held hostage by the TeaBaggers who think all we need to do to eliminate the deficit is to cut spending except for the things they like, like defense, Social Security, Medicare etc. etc. Altho, some of them are more than willing to kill all social programs, but not defense or oil company subsidies. Read an article recently that compared the FuckingRepublicans(my term not the article's) to Somali Pirates, except when the pirates get what they want, they let the hostages go, not so with the FuckingRepublicans!!!
When are those in the majority going to grow some spines and tell these vocal minorities to STFU already???