Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tom Friedman on Patriotism

Thank goodness that Tom Friedman has the sense to see that paying taxes is patriotic. I don't understand why Republicans don't want to pay to defend America, why they hate the troops fighting for them in Iraq and Afghanistan, why they don't want roads and bridges. clean water, sewers. I guess they want to privatize it all, have Blackwater fight our wars, private contractors build toll roads for profit, etc. But while McCain and Palin may hate the American government, there are people like Tom Friedman and me who love it and are willing to pay something for what it gives us. I can only imagine that the greedy SOBs who created the financial mess that we are in were mainly Republicans. Thanks Tom.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Rep. Shadegg Says McCain Killed First Bailout Bill

On CNN's Situation Room today Arizona Rep. Shadegg said that John McCain was responsible for torpedoing the first bailout bill. According to Shadegg, in the Cabinet room, McCain said that the bill was not a good bill and that the House Republicans had a good idea. He thus encouraged the House Republicans who did not like the bill to oppose it, rather than holding their noses and going along with it. What a horrible, horrible man, a man who clearly put his political campaign ahead of the country's good! He is a moral derelict. He made some points with the arch conservatives in his party, but at what a cost! He is willing to bring America to its knees in order to get elected.

The House Democrats have poked fun at the Republicans for saying that Nancy Pelosi's speech was the reason they opposed the bill. Barney Frank said they decided not to act in the best interests of the country because their feelings were hurt. But this is not the first time that has happened. Apparently Newt Gingrich shut down the US Government in the 1990's because President Bill Clinton made him disembark from Air Force One through the rear door. Newt was perfectly capable of punishing America for dissing him, and so are the House Republicans.

John McCain, Newt Gingrich, the House Republicans, and Ronald Reagan would never say those feared words, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." They say, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to punch you in the face."