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.
- 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.