Monday, November 13, 2006

THEY JUST DON'T GET IT

I can almost, almost, feel sorry for Bush. Once the other Republicans found out that Bush was actually planning to fire Rumsfeld before the election, but “didn’t want to skew the election” the elephant fertilizer has hit the fan. Goddess what a stink! Actually, it’s one of the few smart things he’s done. Not because Rumsfeld did such a great job, but because we cast our ballots assuming that he would still be screwing up.

 

Seeing Newt Gingrich, now on wife number three, trying to pass himself off as an elder statesman was enough to nearly separate me from my lunch yesterday. Listening to some of the ranking ‘Pubs complaining “I’d be chairman of such and such if only” was embarrassing.

 

You still don’t get it do you? The war in Iraq is one thread in the whole unraveling tapestry.

 

  • Enron
  • Abramoff
  • health care
  • insurance costs
  • fuel prices
  • hands caught in cookie jars
  • inappropriate contacts between middle aged men and teens
  • evangelists who don’t do what they preach
  • the environment
  • homeland security that isn’t
  • disaster aid that turned into its very own disaster
  • Immigration reform (a problem that could have been dealt with years ago if big agriculture and certain other businesses  weren’t dependent on cheap illegal labor to keep our own minimum wage workers in line and Mexico wasn’t dependent on the safety valve of money sent from the US
  • treating your fellow citizens as if they are invisible because they don’t share your politics
  • trying to tell us the constitution is “just a piece of paper”
  • telling the rest of the world the treaties we’ve signed aren’t worth the paper they’re  written on                         
  • claiming the one man can declare anyone an enemy with no recourse to the law.
  • And on and on and on……….

The list is getting longer and seems endless.The tapestry that is the United States is in shreds. This mess has been building since the Nixon years and the “dirty tricks” of the ’72 campaign. I just hope it doesn’t take over thirty years to clean it up because I don’t think we have that long.

6 comments:

tenyearnap said...

It is going to take a mighty big mop to clean up this mess.

mlraminiak said...

I never believed that any given administration could make this huge a mess in such a short time.  I don't believe that any Congress or administration can clean it up in the same time frame.  I gotta hope that my beliefs this time around are as errant as they were for the first go round.  Lisa  :-]

sistercynthiadr said...

I think we need to mail your list to every Republican elected official out there.

toonguykc said...

I'd like to believe it won't get any worse before this fool is out of office -- but my faither is ever-wavering.  SIGH

Russ

lightyears2venus said...

Once again I can't read the other comments (sigh).  Hopefully it will magically fix itself again, too.  I only hope the election results do signal nationwide disgust with all the items on your list, not just The War.  If that's true, it really does restore your faith that the nation isn't being taken over by right-wing, homophobic evangelists. However, only two years ago, the people spoke differently.  So even though I'm cautiously optimistic, I'm also afraid it IS only The War.  
*debbi*

hope5555 said...

I wasn't that surprised by the Democratic sweep a couple of weeks ago....but the thing I STILL don't get is how Bush got re-elected in 2004.  How could people be THIS slow to catch on?

Laura