Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon
  1
Tell A Friend 1 Shares     
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Article Stats
14 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Why I AM a bitter man

Become a Fan
  (11 fans)
By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

I am bitter that this administration gutted the nation's regulatory apparatus for the sole purpose of boosting industry profit margins, resulting first in the mortgage meltdown and more recently safety maintenance chaos in the airline industry.

I am bitter that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney's unnecessary and illegal war in Iraq has gotten 4000 other people's children killed while their daughters have been allowed uninterrupted lives of privilege and safety.

I am bitter that this administration has treated the US Constitution and Bill of Rights as though they were suggestions rather than the sacred law of the land.

I am bitter that this administration placed one of the nation's most powerful agencies of government, the Department of Justice, in the hands of a man. Alberto Gonzales, who's only claim to fame is that he was unqualified, unprincipled and underhanded.

I am bitter that congress has shown neither the patriotism or guts to step up to their constitutional duty to impeach members of this administration for breaking existing laws, violating our civil rights and showing utter contempt for the separations of powers mandated in the US Constitution.

But most of all I am bitter that it appears almost certain that the criminal acts committed by members of this administration will go unpunished. That they will indeed get away with it all. And that that will set a precedent for the next George W. Bush-type who finagles his/her way into the Oval Office.


Those are the reasons I'm bitter. And it you're one of those folks Hillary and McCain keep assuring me are "not bitter," I have only one question for you:

What the hell's wrong with you?

Next Page  1  |  2

 

Stephen Pizzo has been published everywhere from The New York Times to Mother Jones magazine. His book, Inside Job: The Looting of America's Savings and Loans, was nominated for a (more...)
 
Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Secrets Kill Too

Dying for Change

What's the Matter With Gaza?

Who You Callin' Un-American?

I Was At the Birth...

How Crazy is Too Crazy to be President?

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
13 people are discussing this page, with 14 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

GREAT piece, Stephen - You nailed it! My two-cents... by Anna Van Z on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 11:51:59 AM
so bitter , no cling for GUN's ? Obama... by hlg on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 4:54:07 PM
What a valuable contribution to the conversation. ... by Stephen Pizzo on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 4:58:57 PM
as an esl teacher in China. It makes you wonder wh... by Stanimal on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 5:22:27 PM
Correction: Ron Paul also stated he will pull out ... by Ron Johnson on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 3:52:04 AM
bitterness is thought of as something abnormal in ... by Jim Freeman on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 6:24:13 PM
I pray the American people don't fall for Hil and ... by enid dennis on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 8:20:22 PM
Yep, bitter am I also, and, truth be told, so are ... by Christopher Wright on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 8:54:33 PM
I'm bitter that the Republicans taught the Ame... by Philip Pease on Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 9:15:51 AM
I am bitter and fighting mad...it is time for REAL... by Michael Morris on Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:00:22 AM
It is not about this administration, it's ever... by pft on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 3:54:39 AM
Hey Philip,Your comment:  "More reasons ... by truthsearcher on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 7:38:15 AM
I put this together last year after getting even m... by truthsearcher on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 7:52:53 AM
I am so glad that Stephen wrote the piece, and oth... by im4unity on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 1:36:27 PM

 

Tell a Friend: Tell A Friend


Copyright © 2002-2014, OpEdNews

Powered by Populum