Sunday, September 17


Oh, my. Joe Scarborough eviscerates Bush and his Rethuglican Congress. It puts me in mind of the Billy Goats Gruff and the Troll (guess who's the Troll).

But that kind of give-and-take between presidents and members of Congress ended once Clinton retired to Chappaqua. For the next five years, Republicans on the Hill would do little more than rubber-stamp Bush's domestic and international agenda because lawmakers were intimidated by his power and his popularity with the Republican base.

Even when the administration would not give generals the troops they needed to win the war in Iraq, Republican leaders did nothing. When the president refused to veto a single spending bill while the deficit spiraled upward, Republican leaders looked away. And when chaos was reigning in the streets of New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast in Katrina's horrific aftermath, Republican leaders remained mute.

That silence -- proof that it is better to be feared than loved in politics -- has had devastating results. The United States is more divided than ever, our leaders are despised around the world, our fiscal situation is catastrophic and congressional approval ratings are the lowest ever. Since nothing sharpens the mind like a political hanging, Republican leaders in the Senate and House are finally considering doing what effete newspaper editorialists have suggested for years: throwing Bush overboard.

Of course, the mere suggestion makes some Republican loyalists shudder. Being a faithful follower of Brother Bush has long been synonymous with loving Jesus, supporting the troops and taking a stand against sodomy. But no more.
Of course, you GOP candidates can be sure that such attacks will annoy Bush, even though your survival may be all that stands between him and a crazy Democratic chairman launching impeachment hearings. But if you win this fall only to face his stern rebuke next winter, just tell him it was schadenfreude for all the times the White House treated you badly. With any luck, Bush will think you are talking about that Berlin disco that Moammar Gaddafi bombed back in 1986 and then dismiss you like the worthless billy goat he always suspected you were.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... separation of church and state... where did you ever dig that one up? Do you even realize where that rallying cry for the American atheist came from?

It comes from a compete misinterpretation of a letter from President Thomas Jefferson to a church (in Massachusettes, I believe). Said church had complained about something the state government was doing that they felt was unfair to them.

Jefferson wrote back, saying that he could do nothing because "A wall of separation" was in place that prohibited him from doing anything about the situation. But this separation of which he spoke was not, I repeat not the separation of church and state!

The separation of which our third president spoke was the separation between federal and state government! Jefferson was a well-known Federalist, a strong believer that state and national governments were to have distinct, yet equally important roles in America.

It's a shame how his words have been so twisted that two centuries later, the democracy he tried so hard to build has begun tearing itself apart at the seams because it has forgotten its Christian roots.

Let's all bear in mind one singularly important line from the document that Jefferson himself wrote that changed the course of history:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

Those who wish to reject the Creator must also therefore reject the rights given to us (so our founding fathers believed) BY THAT CREATOR. You cannot have one without the other.

As a side note, please bear in mind that the best solution to the Iraq problem the Democrats could come up with was to launch a few cruise missiles. Truth be told, this war in Iraq should have been over in 1991, but the UN interfered and would not let us remove Sadaam from power... fools.

Well, that's about it. Enjoy a breath of fresh air and a bit of reality. And think about boning up a bit on American history sometime, k?

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