Well, America, you saw it on your televisions all week — that Grand Old Party, the Republican Party, is apparently filled with old, smug, wealthy …
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Well, America, you saw it on your televisions all week — that
Grand Old Party, the Republican Party, is apparently filled with
old, smug, wealthy white folks … and not much else.
They are also apparently very fearful folks. They told us again
and again that the world is a dangerous place today; that we should
fear our enemies; we should fear change; we should fear the
Democrats; and that John McCain is going to defeat the “axis of
evil” and all the other bad guys in this very malevolent, scary
Are you relieved?
Not me, by a long shot. Seems the McCain vision for the future
is to continue to start wars as a first, not last, resort, rather
than build alliances to apply other forms of pressure to bring “bad
actors” to heel. I agree that the world has indeed become a
dangerous place, but the bellicose Bush-McCain approach has
unfortunately made the world far more, not less, dangerous and
The Bush-McCain partisans run from their record of eight years
of government waste and mismanagement, taking the Clinton surplus
into unprecedented deficit, running up a nearly $10 trillion
national debt, and then shamelessly pointing the finger at what
they call "tax and spend" Democrats.
That’s logical – Not.
Do they really think they can convince us that they know best by
just repeating smoothly crafted lies again and again … just like
they did in taking us to war in Iraq? I hope the Bush years have
taught us all to beware when we hear those smug Karl Rove Big
Whenever Americans dare ask how the Bush-McCain approach can
continue throwing American lives and national treasure into
unnecessary wars squares with fixing our depleted, broken economy,
they just repeat the mantra that they are great leaders and always
put America first.
Sure, right, they just left out a few adjectives. They mean they
always put right-wing, wealthy America first.
The McCain camp asserts experience in national office is crucial
in this campaign. Then McCain picks a relatively unknown, untested
nominee for his vice presidential candidate, who recently admitted
she didn't really know what the vice president of the United States
does. Now there’s a confidence builder.
A McCain win would put Gov. Sarah Palin but a 72-year-old
heartbeat away from the presidency … and she has zero U.S. federal
or international experience. Sure makes me wonder why John McCain
would take such a cavalier, riverboat gambler approach to his first
big decision as a presidential nominee.
He must think America can be fooled once more into trusting the
oligarchs with the fruits of hard working Americans’ blood, sweat
and tears. With so much at stake for our economy, for our
credibility in the world community, and for our children let's pray
that John McCain doesn’t know us very well.
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