Thursday, May 24, 2007
A 2 cent rant
I feel I have to weigh in on the capitulation of the democratic leadership to Bush's demands to eternal funding of his war without any oversight or accountability.
It was the wrong thing to do. Wrong on just about every level. Why can't just one elected official in this country do the right thing without weighing the political consequences? Our leadership is wrong on this issue- the country hates this war, hates Bush, and hates the republican party and anyone else who has cheerled for this fiasco. But worse, they let worry about perception and positioning guide their decision making on an issue that involves the life and death for thousands of American troops and Iraqi citizens. That's just unconscionable.
I often complain that the Bush administration puts politics before the good of the nation in every decision they make. But are we any better? Politics is supposed to be a tool to allow you to accomplish the real work. To put the policies and programs into place that will hopefully improve this nation and the world. Politics isn't the spaghetti, it's the pot you cook it in, or maybe the wooden spoon you use to stir the sauce. In America, all we do is fight over the pot.
No wonder that morally, we're all fucking starving to death.
Shakespeare said, "First, kill all the lawyers." I say, "First, let's shoot all the political consultants into the sun. They are fucking wrong about everything, and they are hurting America."
Oh, and on a side note- I wish I could force our leadership to take a look at some photos like these:
Bush said today, again, that it was better to fight them there than to fight them here. Well, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Reid, Rep. Emmanuel.... take a good look at the consequences of pursuing that morally bankrupt strategy. We invited the worst of the worst into someone else's country. You have the means to stop it, and yet you will not.
That makes you just as culpable as little chickenhawk georgie. A pox on all of you.