It’s a new year, and, like just about everyone else, I made a few resolutions.

One of them was to go lighter on pointing out the foibles of a once decent political party that has in recent years gone a little too far to please its fringe extremists chief among which are those who announced they would close down the government, but who, upon seeing that it was a stupid thing to do, immediately claimed they hadn’t done what they had done.

This is the same group that was certain beyond any doubt that they knew the facts about Benghazi like the president was AWOL during the events, that the military could intervene without complications, and that it was an Al Qieda led attack, but is now saying as a result of the report from the New York Times that although the president was in the command center during the event he wasn’t there 100% of the time, that something other than an air attack would have worked, maybe, and that, well, yeah, Al Qieda was not the organizer but some members were present.

Now we have had a break from the circus, and hopefully the momentum they built has been modified over the break, and they will return a little saner than when they left.

But then I read a report that claims that most New Year’s resolutions are broken by the 17th of January.

I remember the mess that happened when all those people crowded into the stores on Black Friday, and I do not want to be part of anything like that. So, to avoid the rush in a few days, I decided I would just throw out my resolutions now, with the being nicer about the GOP one being the first to go.

After all, how can you avoid the entertainment value of the craziness that is bound to come out during this, a mid-term election cycle where the stupidest things will not only be presented as normal, but there will be those who, out of loyalty, will not only accept, but defend them?

And who could possibly be so naïve as to think that with Citizens United still around, those with the money and the desire to protect their own self-serving best interests will not influence the elections and get people to shoot themselves in their own feet?

It is going to be a fun year.

Nunc coepi!

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