Two weeks ago, we played America’s hottest new political game, “Funny or Sad,” on the Thomas Jefferson Street blog and the verdict was unanimous--everybody hated it. I had more comments on my Funny or Sad post than any of the other posts I have written and Republicans felt I was making fun of conservatives and their hypocrisies. Nothing could have been further from the truth. LOL. Typical of the comments was Hunter from Wisconsin, who wrote, “It’s sad, Brad. You’re such a joke.”
Here we go. Simply tell me whether each of the following statements is funny or sad. Relax while you play but remember the future of American democracy rests on your truthful answers.
Is it funny or sad that the Republican members of Congress who criticize President Obama’s economic stimulus program are the same politicians who are now claiming credit for projects in their districts funded by, you guessed it, the president’s economic stimulus program?
Is it funny or sad that Republicans are running as fiscal conservatives after they quadrupled the federal debt while Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush were presidents and then doubled it again while George W. Bush was president?
Is it funny or sad that conservatives talk about family values but don’t want gays and lesbian couples to start families by marrying or adopting children?
Is it funny or sad that conservatives don’t want to conserve America’s precious natural resources like forests, mountains, and rivers? BTW, our first environmental president, Teddy Roosevelt, was a Republican.
That’s all I have before the election. But I’m confident that the increase in the number of Republicans to Congress would give us many more chances to play Funny or Sad. So don’t despair, there’s a silver lining behind every dark cloud.