The basic idea is that "business as usual" (BAU) status quo ideology permeates the BAU meme complex in Washington D.C.
When a president elect, senator elect, or newly elected House member gets to Washington D.C., following a November election, they are given the compass of the BAU meme complex and told "this is how we do it here".
They actually attend classes and lectures put on by the "leaders", who are actually followers of BAU, to learn how to do MOMCOM politics as usual.
The administration and congress is dutifully following the memes bouncing around the complex, which were also dutifully followed by the previous administration:
1) deficit military spending continues into the stratosphere, 2) big oil is worshipped, 3) the elite wealthy want more tax cuts, 4) the perverted state secrets doctrine rages out against WikiLeaks journalism, 5) the propaganda machine is rebuilt nastier than before, 6) they are increasing and perpetuating the extinction of accountability, and 7) thus the nation continues down the demented side of the slope on the sanity bell-curve.Today on Morning Joe (MSNBC), Mr. Scarborough mentioned that it is wrong to prosecute those who are exposing government wrongs, who have not taken any oath not to expose such wrongs (in contrast, government folks take an oath not to do wrongs while in office).
Consistent with that, yesterday Mr. Scarborough also disagreed with Rep. King (R-Bullshitistan) that WikiLeaks should be named as a terrorist organization just because the WiggyLeaks journalism is showing the ugly mega-warts on this and several previous administration's derrières.
I certainly agree with Mr. Scarborough because this is nothing more than The Pentagon Papers 2.0, the enhanced version.
The administration in the persona of Secretary Clinton, said one of her counterparts intimated "you should hear what we say about you", as if two dorky ambassadorial failures add up to good ambassador relations.
Do they envision the diplomatic corps of our State Department as the organ for destroying the notion of a kinder, gentler nation, a nation that gets along with its neighbours far and wide, a nation that drags the relationships between nations down into the sewer?
And Attorney General Holder, in true Department of Just Us fashion, gets all veklempt over a binary download, but lets the plunder barons, robber barons, torture freaks, and war criminals give themselves the greatest corporate pay checks and bonuses ever ... from the Treasury even, as the unemployed lose their benefits?
Egads, the BAU meme complex up there in Washington Town has gone all Lady GaGa on Steroids doncha know, with glow in the dark, neon flashing, mickey mouse W compasses aplenty.