Saturday, July 14, 2007

We often say Bush should admit mistakes and change course.

Dear Mrs. Speaker Pelosi,

We often say Bush should admit mistakes he has made, reconsider, and change course. It would be exactly hypocritical of us not to apply the same standard of behavior to ourselves.

Try as I might, I cannot give you the benefit of the doubt on the reasoning as to why you made the illegal and absurd maneuver of 'taking impeachment off the table'.

After the whole Bill Clinton debacle, you may be afraid of the word and the action of impeachment, but I am not. The Clinton episode may have left you and others with a lingering feeling of adversity toward impeachment. But that is an emotional mistake and folly. Maybe Bill deserved to be impeached. Maybe he did not. The republicans made the decision on that one. But whatever decision republicans have made in the past, in no way shape or form, exempts...

Whatever political calculus was involved in your single handedly castrating the American people in 'taking impeachment off the table', be it to act above the fray, be the bigger person (how did that work out for John Kerry?), be the adult, to not be distracted with retribution, or because of fears that it will tear the country apart, that it will give the rethuglicons strength, etc. etc.-- whatever the reasoning that brought you to that action, I am telling you now, sincerely, that it is wrong at this time. ...

Saturday, May 19, 2007

WTF are 'Conservative Values'?

First let's establish what they are not, according to the actions of the self-proclaimed 'conservative' party. They are not a conservative, isolationist foreign policy. They are not fiscal conservatism or fiscal responsibility. And they are not small government. The so called 'conservatives' with their ever more referenced conservative values, have, with complete political power in their hands, spat on fiscal responsibility, spat on conservative foreign policy, and spat on small government.

So, these bare-faced facts beg the question, what the hell are conservative values??? Huh, Newt, Coulter, Limbaugh, Hannity, O'reilly? I'm talking to you hacks. Are these ever more piously preached about conservative, family values of yours not having sex before marriage, not getting divorced, not exposing children to adult content like 'R'-rated movies? They can't be, because generally, self-proclaimed conservatives do all of these things at least as frequently as everyone else. Are conservative values hating gays and denying abortions? The real life actions, the real life events, the real life facts dictate yes, this is the true and real breadth of the republican agenda- hating gays and opposing abortion.

It is way past the time to call the republican, 'conservative' agenda what it is. To use words that actually, objectively describe the physical thing we are referring to. The republican, 'conservative' party, in general, is a greedy, morally and ethically bankrupt gang allied together for the purpose of financial gain, facilitated by manipulating peoples emotions through hatred and fear.