Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Here we go again

Reality Check, people. John Kerry has many things to apologize for; running a lousy campaign in 2006, not responding to the venomous Swift boat attacks, being such a boring candidate. However, he doesn't need to apologize for criticizing the president yesterday.

It amazes me that guys like Bush and Cheney, guys who have never found their patriotism strong enough to ante up and go provide their services to the U.S. Military, these guys constantly couch their attacks with uberpatriotic wrappings. WTF! Let's take a very quick look at the facts. I don't need to link these things, they are the facts and if you disagree, well quite simply, you are wrong

1. Bush/Cheney storm the presidency in 2000, basically appointed by the Supreme Court. It is clear the country wanted Gore, as shown by the popular vote and the thousands of people who realized their votes were being miscounted. Can anyone really doubt this, given the enormous number of lies from this regime since. Is it really hard to see that the state in which the governor is a Bush and the elections controller is nastyass ugly republican wench Kathrine Harris?

2. Bush/Cheney ignore a variety of security warnings and are asleep at the switch when the tragedy of 9/11 hits. I want to be clear here; I am not blaming Bush/Cheney for this attack. However, for all of you who say "We haven't had an attack since then, so these guys make me safe! - I say, these are the same guys in charge who were unable to prevent the first attack, so in my mind they are 0 for 1 in major U.S. catastrophes.

3. Bush/Cheney practically cream in their pants with the opportunity to channel public outrage and sadness into an invasion of a non threatening, sovereign nation, Iraq. After a brief pit stop in Afghanistan (for show, basically, since Afghanistan is still a complete mess, just not so bad when compared to Iraq), the war drums began. "Sadaam has WMD's, with rolling mobile death units. Mushroom clouds are on the horizon". - Hmmm, that's not what the weapons inspectors on the ground were saying, and as they continue to inspect Iraq (with Sadaam's cooperation, remember), the Bush boys and their pals begin to panic, realizng the WMD talk could be proven false. So they announce an attack, basically an invasion that Iraq never had a chance to avoid.

4. Promises of being greeted as "liberators, with flowers and chocolate" never do materialize. Instead, over 3 years later, the U.S. military contines to struggle, the country is more unstable than ever, nearly 300 american troops are dead with who knows how many seriously wounded, missing limbs or suffering from life long post war injuries. The u.s. standing in the world is at an all time low, troops are stuck in a never ending cycle of attacks, basically target practice in a civil war.

5. Bush/Cheney "win" re-election, once again under dubious circumstances. It's important to note, when speaking about elections, that many dictatorships and communist countries also have "elections". The word means nothing without a genuine enforcement of an honest, open voting process. Honest and open are not words associated with the neo conservative movement.

The sad truth is that this could go on and on and on.... and while I believe all politicians need to scrutinized carefully, it is imperative that enough americans demonstrate their disgust with all Republicans. It's sad, really, because I know many conservative/republicans, and if they had held Bush's feet to the fire and ensured that their leadership was responsible, competent, and even moderately honest we wouldn't be in this hole. Remember, all the problems in this country right now can fairly be laid at the feet of the G.o.P. They've been in complete control of everything; the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court. It's obvious that the republicans have no interest in monitoring their own (hell, the congress won't even hold oversight committees on the blatant war profiteering going on, primarily by companies such as Haliburton (surprise, surprse, Cheney's boys). The oil price gouging (hmm, Bush, Condi, Cheney - all with their fingers in the energy pie). However, the republicans have yet to stand up the the regime on one issue; and only now, as many republicans fight for their political lives, do we hear some criticisms of the administration (mostly directed at ancillary figures such as Donald "Skeleto" Rumsfeld).


Katester said...

YEAH! You said it, F the apology. What we need is more of the same, especially at a time when Bush is trying to distract us from the FUBAR situation in Iraq with talk of gay marriage and abortion. Rally the base, he says, for the election is nigh. Except now the base is thinking about Iraq again and that's not a good thing.

Eliza said...

It doesn't matter how many republicans send Bush a message, the email will be lost in transit by Diebold.

Here's a quote by prez bush: "There's not going to be enough people in the system to take advantage of people like me." June 2000. I think he was trying to comment on Social Security.

go Nader! I am actually registered as green, must have been affected by the green that day.

Woody said...

OK. You know I'm not a Bush guy at all, but you need to explain to me how he won re-election by dubious circumstances. I don't understand the voters, but Ohio wasn't really dubious. We had a bad candidate in Kerry.

As for Kerry's comment, I agree that Kerry, especially as a veteran, did not MEAN to make a disparaging remark about the troops. However, he did flub the punchline and he should apologize for anything that could be misinterpreted. It was a stupid thing to say, stupid to give the Republicans ANY ammo a week before election and just highlights why he wasn't the right guy to represent the Dems in '04.

Da Old Man said...

Did you know that we do not elect a President by popular vote?

Just wanted to point out a little important fact of the process to you.

The sad part is that with a country of 300 million, the best candidate was Kerry? And now he is taking on an elder statesman role?

I know they killed off all the good Kennedys, but we have to have someone else.

What is Bill Bradley up to?

savvy said...

Hey, old man, of course I know the popular vote doesn't count in this country, but I think the electoral college is antiquated; no longer valid for todays America.

Da Old Man said...

Electoral college is still valid.

Otherwise states like New York and California would wield way too much power.