Friday, November 04, 2005

Political mini-rant

George, I must tell you, I really do feel betrayed. I know it was important that Saddam Hussein be taken out of power, because he was a rapist and murderer and basically a Hitler in his own land. And I know that it was important that Iraq be made to comply with the UN mandated searches. And I know that the UN was basically not doing a damn thing to stop Saddam from having all those women raped, all those people tortured and killed. And I know it was important to give the people of Iraq a chance to have their own democracy, their own constitution, their own freedom.

But I must say, clearly, we are no longer wanted there. The people of Iraq have voted on a new constitution, and we here in America, who are sending men and women over there to die at the hands of suicide bombers, are not even being told what the outcome of that vote was, or how much longer it will be until our troops can come home. We are not wanted any longer. We have our own problems here. This war is NOT boosting our economy, as wars normally have in the past. You are not even arming our troops adequately. Not the ones in Afghanistan, nor the ones in Iraq. If you are going to send them to war, give them what they need. If you cannot do that, then you need to bring them home.

I do believe in doing one's duty. My husband did his duty to his country, serving in the Marine Corps. He and I serve our community now. We do what we can.

But you?

You serve yourself. Your cronyism is astounding. You nominated your lawyer as a potential Supreme Court Justice for no apparent reason, except perhaps to keep one more of your cronies in a position of power. Your self-proclaimed FEMA "fashion god" is completely out of touch. Do you realize that hundreds of people here in Houston who escaped from New Orleans with their lives are about to be evicted from their new homes simply because FEMA won't cough up the money they've already promised to pay? Do you realize that the minimum wage hasn't been raised in about 8 years or so? Do you know how hard it is to keep a roof over your head on $5.15 an hour? Heck, do you know how hard it is to do that at $10 an hour? You want to spend $7.1 billion prepping for the bird flu, which is good, but where were you back when people were dying left and right from the regular flu? Were you not thinking about it? And how is it that you can just keep increasing government spending while simultaneously decreasing positive cash flow? Why do you think it is a good idea to lower taxes while fighting an expensive (yet underfunded) war and approve every single spending bill that Congress has to offer? You keep promising everyone money, but you're not bringing any money in. You just keep borrowing and borrowing. What happens when that money has to get paid back?

No, of course you don't realize any of this. It doesn't directly affect you, except perhaps for your approval ratings. But since this is your last term, you don't care about those, either. Because every president knows that once you make it to a second term, you can pretty much do as you please, since you're not trying to curry favor with voters anymore. Bill Clinton even said it out loud. And you took it to heart. Do you not see what you are doing anymore?

I voted for you because I thought you were a moral man of good character. But you're not. You're a self-serving dog. You got our nation into so much debt that we may never recover, but you don't care, because it's not money that you have to pay back out of your own pocket.

John Kerry, come back in 2008, and this time I'll vote for you!


Anonymous said...

Heya Sleeping Mommy! Thought I'd pop on over and get to know you a bit better.

Sorry this comment really won't be much in the way of political. Thanks for your lengthy comment on Alias - I loved every bit of it! It was exactly the kind of stuff I was looking for. Sad thing is, I can probably think of a dozen more shows that fit the shark-jumping category, but most people don't want to read a 6,000 word post.

In reference to your Thanksgiving question, My wife, kids and I will be heading up to my grandparents' house, where they have lived for about 55 years. Most of my good memories of Thanksgiving take place there, as we would all crowd around the round table in the dining room, which was packed with delicious food, and share each other's company while we stuffed ourselves silly. Then I would wander downstairs and find an old lumpy sofa which was surprisingly comfortable, and doze off for a few hours. Then I'd wake up, and the family would be watching "The Sound of Music" on TV, or a football game or something. This year, we'll help cook the dinner, and have a nice, hopefully small dinner there. My dad and his wife will be coming, maybe their youngest two kids as well (who hopefully won't invite their friends to come along - that's a rant for another time).

Good to meet you, anyway! I can relate a lot to your interests / movies / books / music list on your profile. Did you know that the company who did the Singles Ward movie is coming out with one called "Church Ball" pretty soon? I hear that Gary Coleman gets thrown through a basketball backboard. Should be good.

Michelle said...

I liked your posting for the day. I am always glad when someone re-evaluates their thinking!